brain health

Brain Health Research Institute Logo The Kent State University Brain Health Research Institute is pleased to announce the following Pilot Grant 2020 award winners: Blue Awards ($20,000) Jianxin Bao, Ph.D. (Anatomy and Neurobiology, NEOMED) and Tsung-Heng Tsai, Ph.D. (Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University) A new method based on machine learning for diagnosis of cochlear...

Man turned around wearing over the ear headphones. Julia Huyck, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences at Kent State University, was granted $431,000 over three years by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to delve into the unknown science concerning adolescent hearing and cognitive development. “There is scientific evidence to suggest...

Brain Health Research Institute is helping transform the culture of Kent State Kent State University introduced a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience in fall 2019, and since the launch, the major has had tremendous growth. Enrollment is projected to surpass majors that have been at Kent State for years. “We currently have about 45 students enrolled in the major,” said Wilson Chung, Ph.D., associate professor in...

Brain Health Research Institute is helping transform the culture of Kent State The Kent State University Brain Health Research Institute announces the following Pilot Grant 2019 award winners: John Gunstad (KSU Psychol), Lindsay Scott (UH), Rachel Ostrand (IBM) Using automated speech analysis to predict cognitive decline and future Alzheimer’s disease William Lechner (KSU Psychol), Amit Anand (CCF) Optimizing...

Kent State President Beverly J. Warren acknowledges the new director of the university With great hope and expectations for the future of brain health research at Kent State University, President Beverly J. Warren introduced Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Feb. 25. Dr. Lehman, a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, comes to Kent...

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. In his new role, Dr. Lehman will bring together researchers from a wide variety of disciplines at Kent State and throughout Northeast Ohio whose work seeks to...

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. WHAT: Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren will introduce the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Monday, Feb. 25. The new director will discuss our plans for widespread collaboration within the Northeast Ohio health community for brain health research. The event will take place in the lobby of...

John D. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, received a three-year, $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. People who suffer trauma will, with few exceptions, never forget what happened to them, but a Kent State University researcher may be able to offer them the hope of living without constant fear and anxiety. John D. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in Kent State’s College of Arts and...

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, was awarded a $450,000 grant to study how oxytocin affects the development of the female and male brain. Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State University’s Department of Biological Sciences, recently received a $450,000 grant to study the role that oxytocin plays in the developing brain. Labeled by some as “the bonding hormone,” oxytocin is well known for helping pregnant mothers with uterine contraction while in labor, milk...

Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, was awarded a $450,000 grant to study how oxytocin affects the development of the female and male brain. The way in which a parent responds to a child’s injury often impacts how upset the little one becomes. A panicked parent often means a crying, hysterical child. A calm kiss on the boo-boo and a quick return to regular business, though, and the child is likely to forget about the incident. This age-old bit of parenting wisdom is one component of a...