At the Kent State University Board of Trustees meeting held on Dec. 7, 2016, the Board voted to establish the Brain Health Research Institute, further supporting significant existing research and providing additional support for researchers to collaborate across multiple departments, colleges and campuses.

With more than 50 faculty members involved in brain health research, brain health is one of Kent State’s largest areas of research strength and opportunity.

The Kent State University website redesign project is set to usher in the spring semester with the launch of www.kent.edu and the university’s departmental websites on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

The cross-divisional redesign team and its members from our agency 160over90, Information Services and University Communications and Marketing are hard at work finishing development and home page rebuilds.

Next steps and milestones include:

Study may reveal positive brain health effects of probiotics

Kent State University, in partnership with the Stow-Glen Retirement Village, recently received an industry-funded grant of $430,000 from i-Health (a subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products) to examine whether taking a probiotic dietary supplement, commonly sold over the counter, can improve the mood and memory of middle-aged and older adults.

Kevin J. Spence, a Kent State University higher education administration doctoral student, visited Cienfuegos, Cuba, to help bridge Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services’ past to the present.

The e-Inside newsletter will take a break between semesters. The Dec. 12 issue is the last one for the Fall 2016 Semester, and e-Inside will return on Monday, Jan. 16. Copy submissions for this issue should be emailed to einside@kent.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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