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A research team from Kent State University's School of Information working in partnership with Kent State’s College of Nursing received a National Leadership Planning Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) for $99,982. The funds will support the first stages of what investigators have named Project SHIELD (Supporting Healthy Infant Early Learning and Development).

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Through a five-year, $625,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County will partner with Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health in the College of Public Health to improve and support mental health in Portage County. 
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The back-to-school season is in full swing, and students, faculty and staff are preparing to take on the increased workload once again. While the process is a fulfilling and rewarding experience, often the fast-paced lifestyle leaves little time for much else. However, Kim Laurene, Ph.D. and Deric Kenne, Ph.D., professors in the College of Public Health, and Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., are committed to prioritizing mental health upkeep by supporting and expanding pre-existing services and programs offered at Kent State. 
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Featured in the article “Black does Crack” from the San Diego Monitor-News, psychology professor Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., shares perspectives and knowledge of the impact of the black female experience on mental health and how it should be considered in the world of therapy.
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Assistant professor Jennifer Taber, Ph.D., was featured in both The Atlantic and Vice for her research on the COVID-19 vaccine and her understanding of people's different perspectives on disease risk and health behavior.
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Earlier this year, Kent State University student Anna Clark donated part of her liver to a local parish priest that she had known since childhood.