Research & Science

Associate Professor Amy Sato Weight management can be challenging for all adolescents, but those from low-income families face added stressors which can make weight-loss even more difficult. Those are the findings of Amy Sato, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, who has been studying the connection between obesity and low-income youth...

Jacob Wagner, senior biology and pre-medicine student Senior biology and pre-medicine major Jacob Wagner conducted research on new methods to lose weight involving the relationship between endocannabinoid receptors and muscle thermogenesis, both properties that regulate bodily functions and processes, such as appetite and burning calories. Under associate professor Colleen Novak, Ph.D., Wagner is...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Custodial grandparents and their grandchildren are a unique and little-understood population as are the physical and social health challenges they face. Gregory Smith, EdD, professor and director of the Human Development Center in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human...

The Spark Innovation Studio is one of Kent State’s DI Node resources Kent State broke ground in April on the Design Innovation Hub, a $44.5-million renovation of the former Art Building on the Kent Campus. J.R. Campbell, MFA, appointed last year as the inaugural director of the Design Innovation (DI) Initiative, recently discussed how it fits into Kent State’s broader research and innovation goals. “The DI...

Kent State Urban Design Collaborative Director Terry Schwarz The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC), home to Kent State’s urban design graduate program, as well as public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, was recently featured on News 5 Cleveland. The city of Cleveland’s transformation into a modern, booming city has had its issues, but thanks to...

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...