Young adults often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, which could lead to unhealthy lifestyles that contribute to stroke. One assistant professor of nursing, Dr. Dawn Aycock, thinks an effective intervention program could reduce stroke risk among young adult African-Americans.
One-third of strokes occur in people under the age of… more »
Dr. Pey-Shen Wen and a group of four researchers, primarily at Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospitals around the country, are seeking ways to best measure the successful societal reintegration of veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
More than 20 percent of veterans from the Mideast conflicts suffer from TBI, many of which are serious injuries caused… more »
As ACL and other knee-related injuries rise among young athletes, Dr. Liang-Ching Tsai wants to know how to prevent or delay joint deterioration later in life, especially from osteoarthritis. Along with clinicians and researchers from the Georgia Tech/Emory University, Tsai has examined the knee function following successful ligament repair surgery.
Accompanying obesity is a low-grade inflammation that is an underlying factor linking obesity to chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes. Scientists, including assistant professor of nutrition, Dr. Desiree Wanders, are seeking ways to reduce the inflammatory response of the body’s tissues to a high-fat diet. Her research, funded by the Lewis Foundation Award, led to… more »
On March 27, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions recognized 74 of its students for their achievements in academics, clinical work, leadership, and research. Students from five of the Lewis School’s six academic units received awards – health informatics, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy. Occupational therapy, the newest department,… more »
Dr. Gordon Warren, Distinguished University Professor, is heading the new Lewis School SRMA (Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis) Initiative. The initiative, designed to help jump-start clinical and tenure-track faculty in the publication and grant-writing processes, uses statistical methods to combine and summarize the results of multiple quantitative studies.
The SRMA Initiative aids faculty in identifying studies that answer… more »
The five undergraduate health informatics student winners of the fall Georgia State University Health IT slam presented their work at the Center for Health IT advisory board member meeting in December. The students showed off their plans for the automated pharmacy system, called Docheio, which is designed to combat issues of opioid overuse.
The Department of Nutrition recently appointed Dr. Jenny Yang as a joint faculty member. Dr. Yang, Regents’ Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry and Associate Director of Center for Diagnostics & Therapeutics at Georgia State University, joins a list of distinguished scholars and faculty with recent and long-standing joint appointments in the department.