Brain Health Research Institute

Taryn McMahon and Sara Bayramzadeh Kent State University has announced the recipients of the New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award (New ORSA). These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of faculty who have been at Kent State for 10 years or less and are sponsored by the University Research Council. “This year’s New ORSA winners ideally represent the...

Photo of the necks of beer bottles lined up at an angle While it's no secret that many college students drink alcohol, how COVID-19 affected these behaviors and patterns is the focus of recent research published in the journal Addictive Behaviors by Kent State University’s William Lechner, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and...

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Photo of the necks of beer bottles lined up at an angle While it's no secret that many college students drink alcohol, how COVID-19 affected these behaviors and patterns is the focus of recent research published in the journal Addictive Behaviors by Kent State University’s William Lechner, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and...

8th Annual Neuroscience Symposium banner image The 8th Annual Symposium of Neuroscience at Kent State University: A Celebration of Brain Health Research successfully showcased the depth and breadth of ongoing brain health research by Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) members. This first virtual symposium spanned two full days (October 8-9, 2020) of scientific sessions, trainee...

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...

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Man wearing a virtual reality headset Two Kent State University sociology researchers are moving toward gaining insight into how people’s brains react in a variety of threatening situations using innovative virtual reality (VR) technology funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Army.  Josh Pollock, Ph.D., assistant professor, and William Kalkhoff, Ph.D.,...

Two People Standing in Forest, Photo by Magda Ehlers The National Institute of Health (NIH) granted additional funding to Kent State University researcher Karin Coifman, Ph.D., bringing her total award amount to more than $3 million to support her research on mental well-being and coping after traumatic injuries.  Coifman is an associate professor in the university’s Department of Psychological...

Pic of 10 BHRI Fellows 2020 Ten undergraduate students from nine different majors had extraordinary research experiences as Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) Undergraduate Fellows during summer 2020. These students were part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at Kent State University, and were selected at the beginning of the summer to be BHRI...

COVID-19 Two members of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute have been awarded grants to begin research on COVID-19 topics. The grants were offered through Case Western Reserve University’s COVID Task Force and multiple funding partners across Case Western Reserve, including the Cleveland Brain Health Initiative, and Kent State’s...

Dr. Earl K. Miller Kent State University has conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree on alumnus Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., a world-renowned neuroscientist. Miller, BA ’85, is a professor at MIT, and has made pioneering contributions to our understanding of how the brain accomplishes complex cognition, laying the foundation for understanding dysfunctions of the...