Research

Kent State University School of Communication Studies students are producing a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products, or money to be used for such products, for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. This project is for the course Communication and Influence which is taught by COMM Assistant Professor J.D. Ponder, Ph.D.

Kent State University is among the institutions and businesses in Ohio to share $10 million in grants from the state’s Third Frontier Commission.

Kent State will share $400,000 with Cleveland State University to help commercialize the inventions that they create through research.

The grants are used to give a boost to the state’s economy through startup and other technology companies

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Kent State's Gemma Casadesus Smith is studying why women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's. 

Kent State University researchers use geospatial technology to study youth violence in Akron, Ohio.

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017.

These numbers are stark and sobering, and worse yet, we still do not know exactly why cancer develops in its victims or how to stop it.

An online publication in Nature Nanotechnology this week by Kent State University researchers and their colleagues at Kyoto University in Japan, however, may offer new understanding about what turns good cells bad.

The School of Communication Studies has announced the line-up of its 2017 spring colloquium speaker series.

The colloquia will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rm. 109 of the Art Building. Each colloquium will include a presentation of research followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Refreshments will be served to those attending.

The demand for clinical research associates is high, and the field continues to grow. In 2013, clinical research associates ranked ninth in CNNMoney/Payscale’s 100 Best Jobs in America, which lists the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employer demand for clinical research associates will rise by 22 percent through 2022. To help meet this need, Kent State University’s College of Public Health is now offering a new Clinical Trials Research concentration in its Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Research Colloquium

The School of Communication Studies Research Colloquium Series provides an opportunity for faculty members and students to foster intellectual and collaborative discussions and to stay informed about current research efforts.

Direct questions regarding this colloquium to COMM Associate Professor Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D.jchild@kent.edu.

"Difficult Communication and Communicating Difficulty: A Multi-Paradigmatic Approach to Studying Family Relationships"

The School of Communication Studies will host the first research colloquium in its Spring 2017 series at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Rm. 109 of the Art Building.

The session, entitled “Identity and caregiving: Negotiating what it means to be a cancer caregiver,” will be presented by Nichole Egbert, Ph.D., a professor and graduate coordinator in the School of Communication Studies (COMM).

Kent State University scholar Melissa Zullo, Ph.D., is all heart, an academic who lives and breathes research, almost literally. Zullo, an associate professor of epidemiology in Kent State’s College of Public Health, has spent a significant portion of her professional and academic career studying the best practices for helping cardiac and respiratory patients heal.

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