Beyond the Brain

Kent State Research Review 2019

The Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI) was excited to offer competitively awarded seed grant funding to research teams in spring semester 2018. ESDRI was established in 2017 to support faculty efforts to achieve continued scholarly success in areas of research concerning both natural and built systems. The projects funded...

Kent State Research Review 2019

The Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI) was excited to offer competitively awarded seed grant funding to research teams in spring semester 2018. ESDRI was established in 2017 to support faculty efforts to achieve continued scholarly success in areas of research concerning both natural and built systems. The projects funded...

Kent State Research Review 2019

A grandmother and granddaughter. A Kent State gerontologist has developed a social intelligence training intervention to improve the well-being of custodial grandfamilies. By Dan Pompili Custodial grandparents and their grandchildren are a unique and little-understood population, as are the physical and social health challenges they face. A Kent State University researcher has...

Kent State Research Review 2019

A grandmother and granddaughter. A Kent State gerontologist has developed a social intelligence training intervention to improve the well-being of custodial grandfamilies. Custodial grandparents and their grandchildren are a unique and little-understood population, as are the physical and social health challenges they face. A Kent State University researcher has designed a...

Kent State Research Review 2019

A grandmother and granddaughter. Foot ulcers are one of the most prevalent problems facing diabetic patients, but new technology developed at Kent State may soon help doctors better understand and treat them. The device, called a “Shear Force Mat,” represents a breakthrough for physicians seeking to understand how plantar ulcers form. It was developed and built by Kent...

Kent State Research Review 2019

A grandmother and granddaughter. State of Ohio officials renew a technology commercialization partnership between Kent State and Cleveland State. By Dan Pompili In May, the Ohio Third Frontier Commission approved Round 2 of the TeCK Fund, a $600,000 hybrid technology commercialization accelerator program that assists university faculty and startup companies to bring innovative...

Kent State Research Review 2019

A grandmother and granddaughter. One of Kent State’s newest researchers has received funding to advance her study of a leading cause of infertility in women. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 10 women, roughly five million nationwide, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to infertility, PCOS increases the risk of type 2...

Kent State Research Review 2019

A grandmother and granddaughter. 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 Even with all the advances of modern science, the brain still holds a myriad of mysteries. Two nationally known neuroscience researchers have joined Kent State to...

Kent State Research Review 2019

Brain Health Image How the Brain Health Research Institute is helping transform the culture of Kent State. By Dan Pompili The Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) may be a recent development at Kent State, but with fresh leadership, emerging partnerships and a refined vision, it’s well on its way to gaining national renown. “The Brain Health Research...