FIFTH FLOOR – Research & Collaboration
Primarily designated as research space, this floor will enhance interdisciplinary collaborations across the College as well as enrich collaborations with our community partners. These critical research spaces will include industry-leading tools to enable Nursing and communication sciences and disorders faculty to move their research agenda forward and foster new collaborations with the community. Special facilities will include audiology booths and a sleep lab for studies of language acquisition, hearing, and speech development. State-of-the-art areas will support Nursing research in symptom science, aging and chronic disease, public health, and diabetes research.
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Aging and Symptom Science Translational Lab (available for naming)
This lab focuses on examining biological, psychological, and social factors associated with a variety of symptoms (pain, mobility impairments, sleep, cognitive impairments), outcomes (falls, functional ability), and the promotion of healthy aging by using real-time locating system technologies, other activity monitors, physiological sensory nerve testing equipment and sensorimotor tracking systems.
Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism Lab (available for naming)
Investigating how infants and young children acquire language, this lab reviews how factors such as bilingualism, hearing loss, and environmental elements such as background noise play a role in children’s language learning.
Eye Tracker Lab (available for naming)
Some research in this lab will use the eye tracker to study how young children process sentences. Tracking children’s eye gaze allows a sensitive measurement of how children align what they see with what they head and can be used in children who have limited verbal abilities.
Sleep Room Lab (available for naming)
This lab will be used to record fine-grained measures of sleep through polysomnography (PSG), examining the electrophysiological correlates of memory consolidation during sleep, and the effect of sleep on learning outcomes.