Research & Science

Michael Lehman, Ph.D., and Lique Coolen, Ph.D. Two nationally known neuroscience researchers have joined Kent State to continue their quest to uncover the brain’s complex functions—and to collaborate with researchers from a wide range of disciplines at the university and across the region to advance our knowledge of the human brain and translate those discoveries into new treatments and...

Deric Kenne, Ph.D., Discusses Their Drug Prevention Infrastructure on Spectrum News 1 Researchers at Kent State University were featured on Spectrum News 1 discussing the development and implementation of their drug prevention infrastructure for three Ohio counties. According to Spectrum News 1, Ohio is leading the nation when it comes to opioid-related deaths. In 2017, Ohio came in second for the most drug overdoses. Researchers at...

Sara Bayramzadeh, Ph.D., serves as coordinator and Elliot Professor in the Healthcare Design Program in Kent State University Traumatic injuries are the third leading cause of death nationally and the first in Americans age 44 and younger, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Level I trauma rooms are intended to stabilize and save the lives of patients with the most severe traumatic injuries.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

Sara Bayramzadeh, Ph.D., serves as coordinator and Elliot Professor in the Healthcare Design Program in Kent State University Traumatic injuries are the third leading cause of death nationally and the first in Americans age 44 and younger, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Level I trauma rooms are intended to stabilize and save the lives of patients with the most severe traumatic injuries.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

Photo of Deric Kenne and Ruoming Jin Kent State University’s College of Public Health is teaming up with the Department of Computer Science to develop and implement drug prevention infrastructure in Portage, Geauga and Lake counties. Deric Kenne, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, and his team have received a...

Students pose for a photo while presenting their project during SkyHack, Kent State University’s aviation design challenge. Kent State University’s aviation design challenge, SkyHack, will take place Nov. 1-3. The event draws college students from around the nation, attracting 120 students from 14 universities in four states in its 2017 inaugural debut. Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering will serve as home base for this year’s event, which will...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. (right), professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, works with a student in her lab. Once it begins, Alzheimer’s disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the disease operate the same way – like Kent State University’s own Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. Since 2016, Casadesus Smith, professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has...

Kent State University Senior Research Fellow Quan Li, Ph.D., has been elected to the prestigious European Academy of Sciences. One of Kent State University’s most prolific and renowned researchers has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences. Quan Li, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow in Kent State’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, joins the prestigious Brussels-based organization that has about 660 members from...

An image of the globe over North America, showing increased warm weather in a yellow-to-red scale Research into the air masses that drive changes in our day-to-day weather has been limited by land-based and regional studies, leaving wide gaps in our understanding of these impactful phenomena. A new paper by a Kent State University geographer has just filled in most of those gaps. In August, the...

A bonobo stares back at the camera while another walks away A new federal grant will help Kent State University expand an international relationship and provide invaluable opportunities for some graduate students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Kent State a three-year, $298,000 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant that will allow graduate students to travel to...