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Force feedback joysticks help infants using mobile robots avoid obstacles

Force feedback joysticks help infants using mobile robots avoid obstacles

March 10, 2011—Sunil K. Agrawal, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is co-author of a paper that explores how infants can be trained to avoid obstacles using mobile robots with force feedback joysticks. Co-authors of the paper include Cole Galloway, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and graduate students Christina Ragonesi and Chen Xi. This work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Nemours biomedical research symposium set April 20

Nemours biomedical research symposium

March 8, 2011—A research symposium, “Establishing a Sustainable Research Program: How You Can Make it Happen,” will be held at the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children on Wednesday, April 20, beginning at 8 a.m. in the lecture hall on the third floor. The symposium will kick off with the Grand Rounds presentation on National Institutes of Health research support and career development opportunities by Ralph Nitkin, deputy director of NIH's National Center for Medical Rehabilitation.

Delaware INBRE to hold annual meeting, issue call for proposals

Call for Proposals

March 7, 2011—The Delaware INBRE program will hold its annual research symposium and external advisory board meeting on April 28 and 29, respectively, at Delaware State University.

Landmark Jefferson Study Shows Physician’s Empathy Directly Associated with Positive Clinical Outcomes in Diabetic Patients

Empathy

March 7, 2011—It has been thought that the quality of the physician-patient relationship is integral to positive outcomes but until now, data to confirm such beliefs has been hard to find. Through a landmark study, a research team from Jefferson Medical College (JMC) of Thomas Jefferson University has been able to quantify a relationship between physicians’ empathy and their patients’ positive clinical outcomes, suggesting that a physician’s empathy is an important factor associated with clinical competence. The study is available in the March 2011 issue of Academic Medicine.

UD nursing students dare to make a difference in South Africa

Nursing in South Africa

March 2, 2011—Led by Lisa McBeth-Snyder, instructor and coordinator of UD's Maternal-Child Simulation Lab, 30 junior and senior nursing majors spent UD's 2011 Winter Session in South Africa. They came away with a profound understanding of Third World healthcare conditions.

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute holds inaugural symposium

Unique simulation helps skaters fine-tune their jumps

February 28, 2011—The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) was officially launched on Thursday, Feb. 24, with a one-day research symposium at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.

TJU to sponsor population health colloquium

TJU to sponsor population health colloquium

January 25, 2011—The Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) is sponsoring the 11th Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, to be held in Philadelphia at the Loews Hotel from March 14-16, 2011.

DHSA draws diverse crowd to discuss women and children's health research

DHSA draws diverse crowd to discuss women and children's health research

December 12, 2010—More than 250 people representing some 20 health-related professions attended a conference addressing women and children's health research at the University of Delaware on Friday, Dec. 10.

Doug Tynan speaks out on childhood obesity

Doug Tynan

December 10, 2010—Doug Tynan, Director of Program Development and Implementation for Nemours Health and Prevention Services, authored the DELAWARE VOICE column in the Wilmington News Journal on Dec. 10.