Lightning round

Lightning round

Highlighting some faculty research and scholarly honors

Dr. Abiola Keller, director of clinical research for physician assistant studies — Studying if depression is managed differently by physicians and non-physician providers in primary care with a $100,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant.

Dr. Kevin Rich, assistant professor of accounting — Studying public pensions to see if healthier pension plans are found in cities that employ greater citizen oversight.

Dr. John Mantsch, professor and chair of biomedical sciences — Examining stress-induced relapse in drug addiction with a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Norah Johnson, assistant professor of nursing — Mitigating the stress children with autism spectrum disorder experience at the health care provider’s office with iPad apps that use Social StoriesTM.

Dr. Marianne Weiss, professor of nursing; Dr. Kathy Bobay, associate professor of nursing; and Dr. Ronda Hughes, associate professor of nursing — Evaluating how standardized discharge readiness assessments by an R.N. affect post-discharge outcomes, with a goal of reducing hospital readmissions.

Dr. Jerry Harris, professor of biomedical engineering — Investigating the cause and therapeutic options for brittle bone disorder or osteogenesis imperfecta with a consortium of researchers at sites in the United States and Canada.

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