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  • News and Announcements Archive - Nano@Wayne - Division of Research
    get to a doctorate level and find out that it is too late for a research career An important goal for the program is to attract nursing students to doctoral education at an earlier age Research has found that the median age of graduates receiving doctorate degrees is 47 3 years Earlier engagement would result in increased years for productive teaching and research StaR students Lisa Bensmiller of Brighton Kurt Omadlao of Royal Oak Roberta Ukavwe of Detroit Amber Buchholz of Dearborn Heights Brittany Nelson of Brownstown Anita D Souza and Emily Glick of Troy and Cristina Miclea of Rochester Hills are paired with faculty of the College of Nursing and the School of Medicine s Pediatric Prevention Research Center Throughout the eight week program trainees spend 20 hours a week between laboratory and field work while attending seminars and topical workshops relative to socio behavioral health research and career development The experience introduces participants to every facet of research from determining focus groups to recruiting participants and collecting and analyzing data The students receive a 3 000 stipend for their participation in the program to which they were accepted through a competitive application process The students are unanimous in their gratitude at being selected to assist with research on a host of health topics including juvenile diabetes asthma HIV immunization rates and cancer and say the experience is opening up a wealth of opportunities Glick who plans to attend graduate school says she is delighted to have been selected because the program is giving her a little bit of head start in understanding research programs and processes she will encounter as a graduate student Nelson an honors student who is considering a dual Doctorate of Nursing Practice Ph D program says STaR has been enlightening It is because of

    Original URL path: http://research.wayne.edu/nano/news_archive.php?id=11927 (2016-02-13)
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  • News and Announcements Archive - Nano@Wayne - Division of Research
    same age range with the same BMI Obstructive sleep apnea affects at least 4 percent of men and 2 percent of women It involves repetitive episodes of complete or partial upper airway obstruction occurring during sleep despite an ongoing effort to breathe Among participants in Rowley s study ages 50 to 59 being an African American man increased AHI by 2 79 breathing events per hour of sleep No differences in AHI were found between African American women and white women The results show that in certain age groups after correcting for other demographic factors the severity of sleep apnea as measured by the apnea hypopnea index is higher in African American males than Caucasian males he said Rowley s study The Influence of Race on the Severity of Sleep Disordered Breathing was published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Researchers studied 512 patients over three years comprising 340 African Americans and 172 Caucasians The inclusion criteria required that participants were 18 years old have an AHI of more than five events per night of sleep and be willing to submit to a full night sleep study Researchers examined the association between race and

    Original URL path: http://research.wayne.edu/nano/news_archive.php?id=11921 (2016-02-13)
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  • News and Announcements Archive - Nano@Wayne - Division of Research
    of Medicine and Sylvie Naar King Ph D professor of pediatrics and director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Obesity Research and Education in Wayne State s School of Medicine The grant WSU Diabetes Obesity Team Science will focus on addressing the challenges of obesity related diseases including diabetes cardiovascular disease and cancer Granneman and Naar King s grant aims to expand existing collaborations and identify new synergies that will lead to additional grant applications across the spectrum of basic and translational research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences with the goal of reducing obesity and metabolic disease In addition the team will work to advance the science of team science education training and the institutional reputation of Wayne State in this field of research Drs Granneman and Naar King will pair up to focus on research in the critical area of obesity related diseases all of which are growing epidemics that affect the urban community Wayne State serves said Gloria Heppner Ph D associate vice president for research at Wayne State Their work will make an impact on the community of Detroit by not only increasing our understanding of the etiology of obesity but also the individual differences in the health burden of obesity The second three year grant with an anticipated total of 900 000 was awarded to Melissa Runge Morris M D director of WSU s Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Bengt Arnetz Ph D deputy director of family medicine in Wayne s School of Medicine The grant Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors CURES aims to address the need to develop environmental health leadership and capacity as well as equip the next generation of environmental health scientists with the necessary skills to identity evaluate and mitigate environmental health challenges Drs Runge Morris and Arnetz will

    Original URL path: http://research.wayne.edu/nano/news_archive.php?id=11897 (2016-02-13)
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