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New certificate program will help people help themselves when it comes to health

Health Coaching

August 30, 2011—DHSA has awarded a $20,000 educational grant to a team led by Michael Peterson, chair of UD's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, to develop a post-baccalaureate health coaching certification program at the University of Delaware.

CCHS and Wistar Institute form cancer research partnership

Cancer Partnership

August 24, 2011—The new partnership between the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care and The Wistar Institute will leverage the strengths of both institutions to benefit patients in Delaware and the surrounding region with the very latest in cancer research. Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and The Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research, have entered into an historic partnership to collaborate on translational cancer research with the aim of bringing the latest discoveries in cancer research to cancer patients in the community.

Amputee Coalition of America visits UD to learn about BADER Consortium

Worthington Award

July 7, 2011—John Scholz, professor of physical therapy at the UD, has been elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is the fourth UD professor to achieve this status in the past seven years.

Amputee Coalition of America visits UD to learn about BADER Consortium

Amputee Coalition

June 10, 2011—Advocacy group and UD examine a potential partnership to benefit amputees. Led by the UD, the BADER Consortium is establishing evidence-based orthopedic rehabilitation for wounded warriors so that each patient can reach his or her optimal level of function.

Third annual DHSA Research Symposium features talks by two national experts

Third annual DHSA Research Symposium features talks by two national experts

June 13, 2011—More than 230 participants attended the third annual DHSA Research Symposium, which featured two national experts, both focused on the need for new approaches to preventing and treating chronic disease.

Unique simulation helps skaters fine-tune their jumps

Unique simulation helps skaters fine-tune their jumps

May 13, 2011—A team of researchers at the University of Delaware is helping coaches and skaters explore "what-if" positioning and movement scenarios to improve jump technique.

DHSA issues call for proposals

DHSA issues call for proposals

April 15, 2011—DHSA has issued a call for pilot grant applications for new biomedical research projects in basic or translational research. Five-page applications are due by Wednesday, June 15, with an expected start date of Sept. 1.

Two national experts to speak at third annual DHSA Symposium

Two national experts to speak at third annual DHSA Symposium

April 4, 2011—The third annual Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) Research Symposium will be held at the Dorrance Hamilton Building of Thomas Jefferson University on May 17.

UD awarded $19.5 million to establish orthopaedic rehabilitation clinical consortium

UD awarded $19.5 million to establish orthopaedic rehabilitation clinical consortium

March 14, 2011—A team of researchers led by the University of Delaware has been awarded a five-year, $19.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to establish evidence-based orthopaedic rehabilitation care that optimizes the ability of soldiers with musculoskeletal injuries to function in everyday life.