Health

Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D., an architectural researcher at Kent State University, is particularly attuned to the needs of older adults whose eyesight or balance may be poor or who may live with dementia. Calkins, who has consulted for many healthcare institutions and elderly housing communities, joined Kent State’s College of Architecture and...

On Oct. 16, Portage County Local Health Departments issued a press release that helps answers questions regarding Ebola and provides information specifically about Kent State University. Read the Portage County Local Health Departments’ press release at http://ow.ly/CULRk.

Dear Students and the Kent State Community, I understand the fears you may be experiencing in light of the news that the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola recently visited Northeast Ohio and interacted with her relatives, including three employees who work at our Kent Campus. I’d like to thank you for staying calm during this unsettling time....

Visit the OneWellU website for an updated list of wellness offerings beginning this January. Offerings include a Weight Watchers at Work Open House, walking opportunities at the Kent State Field House, as well as a OneWellU Walking Program in collaboration with the American Heart Association (ASA). In addition, the Faculty/Staff Exercise Program...

Kent State University Health Services has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC develops standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for ambulatory healthcare through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. The three-year accreditation...

Kent State University announces it will offer the Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals program at its College of Podiatric Medicine in Greater Cleveland beginning next year. With the induction of the new class in May 2014, the 23-month program will take place on Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine campus in Independence, Ohio,...

Metro Life Flight landing near the Kent State arch on front campus After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester. Metro Life Flight,...

Metro Life Flight landing near the Kent State arch on front campus Posted Oct, 9, 2013 Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have recently completed a study on local health department consolidation in Ohio. The study was funded through a “quick strike” grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Practice Based Research Network,...

Scholar of the Month John Hoornbeek Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2006-present John Hoornbeek is an associate professor in the College of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management and serves as the director of the college’s Center for Public Policy and Health. In his role as...

Kent State University Professor of Psychology Mary Ann Parris Stephens, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2013 Developmental Health Award by the Aging and Health Committee of the American Psychological Association. Stephens will receive the award and give an invited address at the association’s 121st annual convention taking place from July...