Research & Innovation

Nutrition and Dietetics Club hosts Embrace screening

The Nutrition and Dietetics Club will host a screening of Embrace, a documentary that explores the global issue of body loathing, on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The curtain will open at 7 p.m. in the Trabant Theater. The event is free and open to the UD community and general...
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Simulated colostomy care has real benefit for patients

Thousands of people have bowel problems that require a colostomy ― a surgical procedure that removes solid waste through an abdominal opening instead of through the usual digestive tract. Such problems may include cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, gunshot...
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Tracking a healthy heart through VO2 max, EKG

In honor of National Heart Health Month and Valentine's Day, the exercise physiology lab demonstrates how a VO2 max test and EKG can measure heart activity.
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SimUCare showcased on Capitol Hill

SimUCare, a New Castle healthcare training company, was among 14 businesses nationwide showcased to federal legislators by America's Small Business Development Centers.The businesses were highlighted to kick off SBDC's annual legislative meeting on Feb 6. SBDC began...
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Measuring head impact in football

Whether you’re playing in the big game or at the Pop Warner level, player safety is essential in football. Melissa DiFabio shows off the Head Impact Telemetry (HIT) system used to measure forces behind a hit.
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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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