Research & Innovation

Physical therapy graduate Mike Akinbola excels with New England Patriots

As a member of the New England Patriots athletic training staff, University of Delaware alumnus Michael Akinbola won big this season. But it wasn’t just the Super Bowl. The National Football League awarded the Pats the 2016 Ed Block Courage Award NFL Athletic Training...
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Dover YMCA launches adaptive fitness program

DOVER POST — Dover-area residents whose physical limitations may prevent them from getting regular exercise now have a new way to take part in fitness programs. Following up on a successful effort at its Bear-Glasgow center, the Dover YMCA last week unveiled its “Y...
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Feldman tackles double-duty for Philadelphia Eagles and NovaCare Rehabilitation

Two-time University of Delaware alumnus Steve Feldman has a unique job. The physical therapist and athletic trainer spends 75 percent of his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, working with the Birds through the off-season, mini-camps, OTAs and regular season...
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Fainting and the summer heat: Warmer days can make you swoon, so be prepared

Fear, pain, the sight of blood or prolonged standing – think the long lines of summer travel – can trigger fainting. Our Bill Farquhar tackles the topic in The Conversation. Read the...
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New Medical Laboratory Sciences programs

The College of Health Sciences will introduce two new programs this fall in its Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS). At the undergraduate level, MLS will launch a bachelor of science in applied molecular biology and biotechnology (BAMBB). And, at the...
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Reproducible Research Seminar Series

Join the biostatistics team as they present a seminar series introducing some tools and techniques of reproducible research and how the use of these tools can improve the quality and efficiency of research.

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Research Studies

The College of Health Sciences is always seeking community member participation in research studies. Researchers are currently enrolling participants in studies focused on autism, blood vessel function, stroke, menopause, cerebral palsy, hamstring injury, prosthetics, chronic kidney disease, and ACL injury, just to name a few.

Each study has specific inclusion/exclusion criteria. Many studies are seeking healthy control participants. 

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Researchers Toolkit


Our research and innovation programs focus on prevention, health monitoring and rehabilitation. We have more than 120 faculty members in five different departments who collaborate on research programs that address everything from cardiovascular health to neurological diseases to orthopedics to aging to pediatrics and so much more. We collaborate across our University and with external partners — in the health sciences and an array of other disciplines. We also emphasize the importance of ‘education as research’ and seek better ways to develop a workforce for today’s healthcare; we find better and more innovative ways to teach students and prepare them for careers. Our long term goal is to contribute to a ‘Healthy Delaware’ and develop best practices that advance healthcare across the nation and across the globe.

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