Health

Anticipation and excitement consumed every inch of his face. Grinning from ear to ear, Matthew Dougard’s dream of flying was about to come true. But before he could buckle in for his introductory flight, Dougard had to climb up on a few pillows just to see over the front of the plane. At the ripe old age of six, Dougard was about to soar higher...

For the second time in as many years, Keri Richmond took her call for improving the foster care system to the nation's leaders in Washington D.C.   The senior public relations major recently participated in Foster Youth Shadow Day as part of Foster Care Awareness Month. Her trip included meeting with several members of Congress including...

Kent State students help lead faculty and staff in the Fit for Life program. Elizabeth Michel, a Kent State University graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise physiology, has gained much – both professionally and personally – through her experience working on the Fit for Life Workshop. “It always brings me great joy whenever I can help others along their journey to leading a healthier, happier...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher. ...

Kent State University graduate student Ashley Smith has a passion to get the public moving and eradicate obesity. As a result of her commitment and contributions to improving the health of the local community, the Ohio Public Health Association is recognizing Smith as a public health champion. Smith’s honor is part of National Public Health...

Kent State University’s Division of Student Affairs has partnered with the Jed Foundation Health Matters Campus Program, which is designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming.   During the four-year partnership, the Jed Foundation will work closely with...

Shanice Cheatham worked with Kent State’s College of Public Health and LaunchNET Kent State to help her company, Endemic Solutions, develop its Endemic Filtration Portable Handwashing System. In 2009, Shanice Cheatham, who received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 2013 and is pursuing a graduate degree in environmental health sciences at Kent State, was told that her father had a 10 percent chance of living after being infected with MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a type of staph bacteria...

Kent State public health students participate in a disaster preparedness exercise on campus as part of their training. Kent State University’s College of Public Health has received accreditation from the Board of Councilors of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The five-year span is the maximum term the college could have achieved as a first-time applicant. To earn the accreditation, the college met a set of rigorous quality standards in the...

Kent State public health students participate in a disaster preparedness exercise on campus as part of their training. Mark Kretovics, Ph.D., associate professor of higher education administration and student personnel at Kent State University and a resident of Kent, Ohio, has been named interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2015.  Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost,...

Kent State public health students participate in a disaster preparedness exercise on campus as part of their training. Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. This year’s simulation will be a mock Anthrax release, with a triage and treatment site, and will take place Tuesday, April 14, and...