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6
Departments

2,556
Undergraduate Students

509
Graduate Students

12
Undergraduate Majors

17
Graduate Programs

15
Minors

148
Faculty

97
Staff

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

School of Nursing

Lorraine Phillips, the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Sciences, studies ways to help older adults stay active and prevent falls.  Her research with interdisciplinary teams has included the testing and evaluation of ambient sensor technology to promote functioning, slow disability and help support again place. 

Physical Therapy

The amputee clinic run by the Department of Physical Therapy has been called the most comprehensive in the nation. Postdoctoral researchers use patient evaluations of prosthetic and orthotic devices to develop research advancing post-amputation clinical care and improved outcomes for individuals with limb loss

Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

Assistant professor Christopher Martens is interested in treatments that slow the process of aging.  His lab, part of the Center for Cardiovascular Health is working on developing new interventions to delay or reverse age-associated cognitive decline by increasing blood flow to the brain.

Behavioral Health & Nutrition

Associate professor Jillian Trabulsi studies nutrition and growth from different perspectives, including infancy and health children and those with chronic diseases.  She is also a registered dietitian who has found that rapid weight gain in an infants first six month’s of life is a risk factor for child- and adulthood obesity.

Communications Sciences & Disorders

The Treatment Efficacy & Language Learning (TELL) Lab does research interventions with children who have language impairments. Through this intervention, studies show that children improve their academic performance in the classroom. By focusing on vocabulary, grammar, and phonological awareness, researchers hope to help the 7 out of every 100 U.S. children who are affected by language impairments. 

Medical & Molecular Sciences

Esther Biswass-Fiss and Subhasis Biswas are investigating genetic variations in DNA replication of human papillomaviruses (HPV) and its correlation with HPV-related cancers.  Their findings potentially have important implications, especially for cancers of the head and neck. 

UD HEALTH

The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, Nurse Managed Primary Care Center, and the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic are the public-facing healthcare entities of the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences. UD Health offers comprehensive clinical services that include primary care, nutrition counseling, health coaching, physical therapy, and speech-language hearing services.  Our clinics are where students gain real, on-campus, clinical experience.

56
clinicians 

438 
average number of patients impacted per week in 2017

28,891
unique visits in 2017