Kent State Research Review 2019
ON THE COVER:
BRAIN HEALTH as a Window into Disease: How the Brain Health Research Institute is helping transform research at Kent State and beyond.
Welcome letters from Todd A. Diacon, PhD, president of Kent State University, and Paul E. DiCorleto, PhD, vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs.
From Kent to Cambridge: Recent graduate to study neuroscience at Harvard University | Kent State to Co-Lead New Center of Living Architecture | Young researcher invited to Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
2018 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award Winners | National Science Foundation awards Kent State researcher nearly $1 million for liquid crystal studies | Kent State undergraduates named 2019 Goldwater Scholars for science research
Brain Health Research Institute
How the Brain Health Research Institute is helping transform the culture of Kent State. By Dan Pompili
This husband and wife neuroscience team is helping launch a new collaborative at Kent State that aims to make Northeast Ohio a national center for brain health research. By Dan Pompili
Brain Health Researcher Highlights:
Fertile Ground | Overcoming Teen Obesity with Mindfulness | Tracing the Triggers of Affective Disorders | Finding How Fear Memories Form | Understanding the Neurochemistry of Human Brain Development | Exploring Oxytocin’s Role in the Developing Brain | Identifying Child Injury Victims at Risk for Chronic Stress
Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystals (AMLCI) Institute
The new director of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute sees a bright future for the institute, as it takes on a broader range of research and collaborates with nontraditional partners to develop the next phases of advanced materials science. By Lisa Abraham
Design Innovation (DI) Initiative
Kent State’s Design Innovation Hub is setting the stage for transformative research and innovation across disciplines. By Dan Pompili
State of Ohio officials renew a technology commercialization partnership between Kent State and Cleveland State. By Dan Pompili
Environmental Science and Design Research (ESDRI) Initiative
A Kent State ecologist is part of a global collaboration to answer pressing questions about climate change. By Jim Maxwell
Healthy Communities Research (HCRI) Initiative
A Kent State gerontologist has developed a social intelligence training intervention to improve the well-being of custodial grandfamilies. By Dan Pompili
Global Understanding and Research (GURI) Initiative
Kent State’s summer Foreign Language Academy immerses high school students in language learning—and prepares them for living and working in our global world. By Dan Pompili
Students at all levels are encouraged to participate in research projects at KSU. We highlight seven students whose research shows promise.