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The College of Public Health in Moulton Hall Certain types of phone calls you might want to avoid, but one call you will not want to miss might come from a contact tracer hired by the city or county health department who could be calling to say you have been exposed to COVID-19. As part of the university’s strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, the College of Public Health at Kent State...

ADN student Addison Guildoo checks the temperature of an East Liverpool City School employee waiting to receive the COVID vaccine. While the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is finally being administered around the world, folks in Columbiana County are also receiving their immunizations at the local level with the help of nursing students from the Kent State East Liverpool and Salem campuses. Students in the Bachelor of Science in nursing...

Nursing Students Check Students in at Fieldhouse Testing Event In the course Community Health Nursing, Taryn Burhanna’s students are required to complete 60 clinical hours and eight laboratory simulation hours. Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C, community health nursing coordinator, wanted to ensure students in this course could get their hours and gain real-life experience by tapping into coronavirus relief efforts...

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A graphic of Earth wearing a mask on a yellow background As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches a one-year mile marker, the temptation and opportunity to socialize, party, and indulge in public events grows increasingly stronger. Perhaps now more than ever it is important for people to understand the risks associated with COVID-19.  “People need to understand the...

Photo from spring 2019 end-of-life simulation with the College of Nursing Faculty researchers from Kent State University’s College of Nursing were recently funded by the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation with a yearlong President’s Grant award totaling $35,000. The goal of their study is to help ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life.  ...

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay In the medical field, demand for technological advances that can speed data analysis and be less prone to human error continues to increase. Robert Clements, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University, recently received a federal grant to continue his work creating a more efficient and improved system to...

Computer Video Call Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sometimes have a difficult time with social interaction and building relationships. The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) wanted to help those on the spectrum socialize with others freely and make friends by creating an adult social club. Laurie Cramer, the executive director at ASGA, researched...

Two female nursing students listen intently to their instructor in a laboratory classroom When the order came in the spring of 2020 for Kent State University to go remote, faculty and students in Kent State University at Ashtabula’s nursing program were concerned. How would they stay connected in a remote environment? How would the students stay engaged?  Enter “The Net,” a virtual community for nursing students, faculty and...

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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A scientist looking through a microscope Since March, COVID-19 has become a widespread topic of conversation. Finding ways to explain what this virus is, how one can treat it and how to slow the spread of the virus are just a few commonly asked questions with few clear answers. However, one Kent State University professor is helping to identify areas where spikes in infection rates may...