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  • News and Announcements - Division of Research
    doctorate program for working executives January 3 2011 DETROIT Wayne State University s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering now offers managers and executives the opportunity to earn a research intensive doctorate in industrial engineering while maintaining employment As business continues to globalize proficiency in creating and managing systems that can adjust to society s economic social technological and political legal evolutions is essential Today s business managers and executives can gain a competitive edge through a doctorate program based in Detroit the heart of the U S auto industry that s designed specifically for their experience level The first doctorate program of its kind in the United States the Global Executive Track GET Ph D in Industrial Engineering complements students managerial positions by providing them with skills necessary to thrive in today s global marketplace Comprehensive research and coursework allows GET program students to foster their integrative thinking skills global awareness and ability to produce sustainable value for organizations worldwide The program consists of two and a half years of coursework and two years of research Courses address and explore topics such as product development and operations research They are taught by a cohort of experts from such areas as business industrial engineering and anthropology as well as senior executives from industry Upon completion of the program students will have gained a holistic understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research methodology and tools and become better prepared to write scholarly research papers To put learned research skills to practice before graduation students complete two research studies and submit each to a publication Wayne State s industrial and systems engineering department is a world class source for students to gain skills to compete in this rapidly growing field said Gloria Heppner associate vice president for research at WSU The GET

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    the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanism of MAP kinase phosphatase 1 and the role of parathyroid hormone in the treatment of bone disease We hope to facilitate new and novel therapeutic targets for the prevention and reversal of osteoporosis and bone related diseases Datta said Osteoporosis is a major health concern in the United States and globally According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation NOF 10 million Americans have the disease and another 34 million are at risk Sixty eight percent of those are women About one in two women and one in four men over age 50 in the United States will break a bone due to osteoporosis Though most persons with osteoporosis are women each year 80 000 American men suffer hip fractures and one third of them die within a year of the injury Data from NOF indicates osteoporosis is the cause of 1 5 million bone fractures annually in the United States The estimated cost for those fractures is 14 billion Both the number of osteoporosis fractures and their costs are expected to escalate as the baby boomer generation continues to swell the ranks of the nation s elderly Human bone is a dynamic tissue that is continuously destroyed by osteoclasts bone resorbing cells and renewed by osteoblasts bone forming cells A new therapeutic approach for the treatment of osteoporosis includes anabolic agents that promote osteoblastic differentiation that leads to increased bone formation Parathyroid hormone or PTH and PTH related peptide play crucial roles during skeletal development and remodeling So far human PTH 1 34 or teriparatide is the only bone anabolic agent approved by the U S Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of osteoporosis Datta said The effects of this agent on bone formation plateau after two years of therapy and

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    Institutes of Health NIH to study how alterations in the brain caused by inactivity may contribute to an individual s risk of cardiovascular disease Physical inactivity is considered a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease the world s leading cause of death But how and why physical inactivity contributes to cardiovascular disease is not fully understood Mueller s study attempts to shed light on this increasingly common problem This is an important clinical economic and public health care problem said Mueller This study may improve the lives of individuals who are unable or unwilling to exercise by advancing the possibility of developing new treatment options for cardiovascular disease increasing public awareness of the sedentary lifestyle s adverse effects and indirectly reducing the rising health care costs associated with physical inactivity said Mueller The study will focus on RVLM neurons so called because they are located in a brain region known as the rostral ventrolateral medulla RVLM This brain region is critical to normal blood pressure regulation but also has been implicated in disease states such as hypertension Our grant will determine the extent to which cells in the brain that control our heart and blood vessels are altered whether an individual exercises regularly or remains sedentary said Mueller Mueller and his team believe that during physical inactivity NMDA N methyl D aspartate receptors are increased on RVLM neurons and enhance the responsiveness of the sympathetic nervous system When the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated blood vessels contract and the heart rate accelerates If this happens over a prolonged period of time an individual will be more likely to develop hypertension arrhythmias and other forms of cardiovascular disease We are very fortunate to have a highly collaborative team on this project including members within the Department of Physiology the School Of

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    and results in lifetime cognitive and behavioral impairment A major problem in studying and treating FASD is that it is difficult to diagnose Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS the most severe form of the disorder is characterized by a distinct set of facial features and growth retardation but a majority of alcohol exposed children lack these features making it more difficult to identify them A new study by researchers at Wayne State University released in the February 2011 issue of Alcoholism Clinical Experimental Research which is currently available at Early View has researched this problem and discovered that by using classical conditioning methods a consistent FASD deficit has been identified The study Impaired delay and trace eyeblink conditioning in school age children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome led by Sandra Jacobson Ph D professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Wayne State University s School of Medicine and honorary professor at University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences examined whether heavy prenatal alcohol exposure has an impact on both delay and trace learning in school age children The research team tested 63 school age children on delay conditioning and then returned to test 32 of the same children on trace conditioning 1 5 years later in Cape Town South Africa an area that suffers from high rates of heavy drinking during pregnancy by women The study involved pairing a tone with a puff of air to the child s eye causing the child to blink The goal was to determine if heavy alcohol exposure affected the child s ability to associate the tone with the puff causing them to blink when the tone was heard Delay conditioning involves an overlap between the tone and the puff of air while trace conditioning involves the more difficult task of introducing a stimulus free

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