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Kent State University Dining Services Manager Andy Herrera saved the life of a university employee dining at the Eastway Fresh Food Company. Andy was working his shift at the Eastway Fresh Food Company dining hall when he heard a noise that was recently familiar to him. “About a week earlier, my child was choking...

Photo of Jim Tudhope The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to Kent State University College of Nursing research faculty member Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC (principal investigator) and his team, Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate...

A student uses a computer. We all know the world has changed, perhaps forever. The overall lesson of the COVID- 19 pandemic is that we need a public health workforce, prepared at all levels, to monitor the world for emerging infectious diseases, to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases, to develop new treatments and vaccines, and to invent novel approaches never...

A person working at a computer taking down information. When the Ohio Department of Health sought help this summer for work on the COVID-19 pandemic response, more than 110 students from Kent State University’s College of Public Health raised their hands to volunteer. Five faculty members also volunteered to be part of the Public Health Assist Teams create by the state health department to aid local...

An image of the COVID-19 virus. There will be free COVID-19 testing this week open to all at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown. The drive-up testing will take place in NEOMED’s campus parking Lot B on the south side of campus, 4211 Ohio Route 44, Rootstown. To access testing stations, enter through Loretta Drive from Tallmadge Road. All exiting will be onto Route...

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...