Kent State University researchers will launch three new studies of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in Lake Erie this spring as part of an overall $2 million water quality initiative by the Ohio Board of Regents.
Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie can produce toxins that make water hazardous to drink and force cities to use additional treatment steps to remove the toxins. In August, nearly 500,000 of the city of Toledo’s customers were without safe tap water over a weekend due to the HAB in Lake Erie.
Four master’s and doctoral students are working on research projects with leading local organizations via the Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops Program. Carissa Bowlin-Smock, BS ‘05, MPH ’14, is one of those students, working with Akron General Health System to examine diabetes prevention services and focusing on how to further integrate clinical management of diabetes with Akron General Health & Wellness Centers.
Thanks to a new grant program from the Ohio Board of Regents, the college is creating a graduate student co-op program with local organizations in need of health research assistance. Partners will utilize master’s or doctoral students for 20 hours weekly for a period of at least one year, while students continue their academic programs. The Ohio Means Internships & Co-op
Kent State University’s College of Nursing today announced approval from the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, one of two terminal degrees in nursing. Kent State already offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and beginning in Spring 2011 will offer the DNP, which prepares advanced practice nurse clinical scholars as leaders in translating research evidence into clinical practice.