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Measuring successful veteran reintegration

Posted On April 5, 2017
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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 »

Testing Knee Rehabilitation on Rodents

Posted On April 5, 2017
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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.

However, these examinations do not… more »

Newly Discovered Hormone to Reduce Inflammation Then Fat

Posted On April 5, 2017
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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 »

Recognizing Student Achievements

Posted On April 3, 2017
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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 »

Differences in Sex and Running Ability Influence Declines in Marathon Performance, Study Finds

A person’s sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia State University study.

“We found that marathon performance decline begins at about 35 years old,” said Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, lead author of the study and associate professor in the Department… more »

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Lewis School Seminar Series February 2017

Posted On February 20, 2017
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Join us for the latest in the Lewis School Seminar Series

Mindfulness and Mobile Technology for Health Promotion in Underserved Populations 

presented by Claire Spears, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Promotion & Behavior, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Interventions that encourage mindfulness (non-judgmental attention to present-moment experiences) show promise for… more »

PT Professor to Lead Specialty Analytics Training for Faculty

Posted On January 27, 2017
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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 »

New Jointly Appointed Faculty in Nutrition

Posted On January 27, 2017
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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.

Other faculty… more »