Health

Kent State University student nurse Adam Roman of Garrettsville Kent State University student Adam Roman got his first taste of Cleveland’s University Hospitals when he was a young child. The junior nursing major from Garrettsville, Ohio, was eight years old when his youngest brother, Austin, then 13 months old, was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, a type of childhood kidney cancer. “We spent a lot of time at...

Kent State University College of Nursing juniors (from left) Aaliyah Davis, Adam Roman and Christina Hansen serve their clinical rotations at University Hospitals of Cleveland. University Hospitals and Kent State University are joining forces to address the ongoing nursing shortage in Northeast Ohio through a new nursing education initiative that will increase the number of baccalaureate-degreed nurses who enter the workforce each year. This program will better meet the needs of students, employers and the community and...

Students trained in Mental Health First Aid Kent State University's College of Public Health has received a $306,000 federal grant to be used for suicide prevention and to address other student mental health needs. The Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant will help to fund the project, More Aware, a collaboration among Student Affairs, University Health Services, Student Support...

Take advantage of Kent State of Wellness mindfulness offerings. Taking better care of yourself should top your list of New Year’s resolutions!   Start off your spring semester with mindfulness and meditation skills that can help you become more resilient, more mindful and more rested, and enjoy the many other benefits associated with this wellness approach.   Meditation Across Campus   The Kent State of...

Generic health image Kent State University’s College of Public Health has received a $375,000 grant that will be used to provide mental health awareness training to personnel in Medina County public schools.   The three-year grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will enable the college’s Center for Public...

Hand-washing Kent State University’s Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, told SELF Magazine that people need to be vigilant about hand-washing to prevent the spread of disease, particularly after air travel. “People are carrying pathogens from all over the world, so it’s more likely you’ll be exposed to...

Kent State University employees and Flash, the university mascot, take part in a spinning class. For the third year in a row, the American Heart Association has recognized Kent State for its workplace wellness program. Employers who invest in their employees by promoting a culture of health with comprehensive workplace wellness practices, evidence-based policies and programs and senior leadership support create a genuine value proposition for their employees. This often translates into improved employee engagement and a healthier, more productive workforce. For...

The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses. The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses.   The summit will gather researchers, professionals and students for an evening of open, honest discussion surrounding issues of mental illness among students. The event will feature panels,...

All of the students in the fall 2018 class of the Respiratory Therapy program at Kent State University at Ashtabula have jobs waiting for them when they graduate. The Respiratory Therapy program at Kent State University at Ashtabula is hard to beat. While many students are graduating from colleges across the country only to discover the painful reality that there are no jobs for them, Kent State Ashtabula has a better story tell: 100 percent of respiratory therapy students in the fall 2018 class have jobs...

All of the students in the fall 2018 class of the Respiratory Therapy program at Kent State University at Ashtabula have jobs waiting for them when they graduate. State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses. The theme of the summit is "State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness."  Participants will learn more about...