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Research

Equipped with the latest technology, research spaces will have the capability of sophisticated and highly quantitative measurements and monitoring of physiology, neurology, hearing, sleep and much more.

This facility will house a next generation technology-enhanced exercise space — visually inviting for research intervention studies for people with Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease, autism and those in need of rehabilitation. The Renal Rehab program, one of only a few in the country, utilizes exercise to improve exercise capacity, quality of life and cardiovascular function in kidney disease patients (non-dialysis, dialysis, pre-transplant) and kidney transplant recipients.

Broad basic biomedical research and disease-focused research areas will include (but are not limited to): cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, infant development, stroke, kidney disease, rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease, autism, chronic disease, aging and stress. We will unveil a treadmill system surrounded by a virtual reality cave which will allow investigators to examine effects of sensory information on movement patterns in individuals with prosthetics and orthotics, Parkinson’s disease, and concussions. Space for our new Communication Sciences and Disorders Program (Speech Pathology) will house audiology booths, sleep rooms, interview rooms and research labs for technical neurological recording and evaluation.

Creation of spaces for nursing research will include a simulated functioning apartment as well as specially designed lab spaces; researchers will conduct gait analysis studies with older adults who are at high risk for falls and intervention studies for home environments. Additional designs will support sensory and genetic studies for persons with chronic pain as a result of traumatic injury with the goal of developing non-pharmacological interventions. Additional spaces will provide for cognitive intervention studies with older adults with health disparities.

Naming Opportunities

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For additional information, contact Dean Kathleen S. Matt, Ph.D.

(302) 831-8370

Email Dean Kathleen S. Matt, Ph.D.
Floor 7
  • Entire Floor 7
  • Interprofessional Meeting
  • Dean's Conference Room
Floor 6
  • Entire Floor 6
  • Interprofessional Workroom
  • Physiology Labs - 3
  • Assessment Rooms - 6
Floor 5
  • Entire Floor 5
  • CSCD (Speech) Classroom
  • Aging Symptom Translation Research Lab
  • Acoustic Room - 2
  • Sleep Room
Floor 4
  • Entire Floor 4
  • Interprofessional Mixing Classroom
  • IPE Classroom - IPE1
  • IPE Observation - IPE 2
  • IPE Observation Apartment
  • IPE Suite (all three areas)
Floor 3
  • Entire Floor 3
  • Interprofessional Meeting (Large)
Floor 2
  • Entire Floor 2
  • Exercise Functional Training
  • Executive Conference
  • Innovation Health Design Lab (More info)
  • Child Nutrition
  • Cardiovasular Core Laboratories
  • Workroom Health Coach
  • Workroom RDN
  • Neural Assessment Suite
Floor 1
  • Multipurpose Audion
  • Catering/Demo Kitchen
  • Living Wall
  • Tower Atrium
  • Hardscape Garden #1
  • Green Space Garden #2

 COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

CONTACT

Dean's Office

McDowell Hall
P: (302) 831-2381

STAR Health Sciences Complex

540 S College Ave, Newark DE 19713
P: (302) 831-1060
chs-info@udel.edu