Research & Innovation

UD grad Michael Akinbola and Patriots training staff earn Staff of the Year

The National Football League named the training staff of the New England Patriots the 2016 Ed Block Courage Award NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year. The team includes physical therapist Michael Akinbola, a University of Delaware graduate. Read the…
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Inspired by a trip to the toy store

DELAWARE TODAY — Ava Curran bubbles with excitement every time she gets in her sporty gray BMW i8 with her name painted across the hood in pink. Her face splits with a smile as she claps and pushes the start button. She is 19 months old. “It’s an excellent tool...
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Powering up prosthetics research

Like many areas within the convoluted world of health care, the orthotics and prosthetics industry faced changing regulations. And its patients felt the brunt of it. For people with limb loss, these changes sparked a need for better medical documentation. In...
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Hen Hatch success story: SimUCare

Taking first place in the University of Delaware’s 2015 Hen Hatch startup funding competition helped SimUCare team members – UD nursing faculty members Amy Cowperthwait and Heiddy DiGregorio and alumni Amy Bucha and Robert Tilly – gain the confidence they needed...
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Options for nonoperative treatment of ACL injuries exist, but remain controversial

Healio — Each year, there are an estimated 200,000 ACL injuries in the United States. Proper management of these injuries is crucial for future function. The gold standard treatment is reconstruction, especially if the patient is young and active. Often these...
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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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