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Ashtabula Respiratory Therapy Program Patch The Kent State University at Ashtabula Respiratory Therapy program is among elite company as it was recently awarded the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for the third straight year. Kent State Ashtabula's two-year associate degree...

10 Questions about Contact Tracing App With Gokarna Sharma Apple and Google partnered in early April to create a new smartphone app that uses Bluetooth to track coronavirus cases. Using a technology called contact tracing, the app alerts a user when they come in contact with someone who has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19. Apple and Google focus on a promise of privacy and data security, however,...

Dining Services handing over keys to Fork In The Road to Justin Crews, 
District Manager for Aramark K-12 Kent State’s famous food truck, known for its mouth-watering pulled pork sandwiches and fresh-cut french fries, is now becoming known for giving back to its community. Kent State is loaning its campus food truck to Aramark to provide meals to students from Kent, Elyria and Lorain City School Districts who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Silhouette of person meditating Meditative practices are bringing the Kent State community together, even from the comfort of their own home. Kent State of Wellness has moved its Meditation Across Campus sessions online, in an effort to continue the sessions despite the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Meditation Across Campus sessions were introduced by Kent State of Wellness in...

A microscope for scientific research Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., was named the inaugural director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute in January 2019. We asked him to share his thoughts after a year on campus and much activity within the institute. Q: You have been director of the Brain Health Research Institute for more than a...

Hands of Gratitude Two Kent State professors partnered with the Summit County Juvenile Court and Hands of Gratitude over the summer to teach juveniles how to assemble prosthetic hands for children in Central America. Kristy Pytash and Lisa Testa, both associate professors in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, received a grant to do the three-week program last...

Tara Smith gives insight on what measures are useful when fighting viruses Kent State University College of Public Health professor Tara Smith, Ph.D., was featured on Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast to talk about the novel coronavirus (and its associated disease, COVID-19) pandemic. In her time as an epidemiologist, Smith has extensively researched and written about diseases such as ebola and MRSA. She is an active...

Kent State nursing students leave Henderson Hall after class Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the Ph.D. in Nursing revised program in the fall semester 2020. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as...

First Place 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Kent State molecular and cellular biology and psychology student Haley Shasteen’s personal battle with lupus has pushed her to research what really causes certain frustrating symptoms. Shasteen participated in the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, taking first place for her research project, “Cognitive Impairments of those with...

Aleisha Moore, a postdoctoral fellow in Kent State’s Brain Health Research Institute 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 diabetes and other metabolic disorders—and there is no cure. The name suggests it originates in the ovaries, but Aleisha Moore,...