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  • Division of Research - Research Communications - News Release
    the question of food safety has become a growing concern To ensure the safety and sustainability of this food supply there is a need for more information on physical chemical and biological contamination in urban agricultural environments particularly contaminants such as heavy metals antibiotics pesticides foodborne bacteria and more A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has recently launched an initiative to determine the prevalence of contaminants in urban agriculture soil in Detroit establish linkages among the contaminants and identify the agricultural risk factors for the contamination The team was recently awarded more than 293 000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture for the project An integrated approach to ensuring food safety and sustainability in urban agriculture in the greater Detroit area Their goal is to provide urgently needed information on physical chemical and biological contamination in urban agricultural environments Our work will open up new research directions tailored to an urban institution yet still address important agricultural issues said Yifan Zhang assistant professor of nutrition and food science in Wayne State s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences In addition our work will provide us with an opportunity to develop outreach materials based on our research findings to provide communities with guidance on how to grow food safely and in a sustainable manner The project aims to have a significant impact on research education and outreach in food and agricultural sciences Data on physical chemical and biological contamination in soil and vegetables in urban agriculture new curricula in food and agricultural sciences addressing urban agriculture and environmental impact on food safety and sustainability and outreach materials for urban gardeners will be major focus areas of the project Zhang is leading the project along with co project directors Lawrence

    Original URL path: http://research.wayne.edu/communications/news-release.php?id=488&y=&m= (2016-02-13)
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  • Division of Research - Research Communications - News Release
    for her proposal Nanostructured Targeted Layered Metal Oxides as Active and Selective Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Nikolla will pursue work that will lead to development of efficient catalysts for energy generation and storage She aims to combine computational tools with nanoscience and catalysis to design nanostructured nonprecious metal oxide electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution a key reaction in electrochemical energy conversion systems such as generation of H2 from water The proposed work will have a significant impact on the development of efficient energy conversion systems It is a great honor that our research was recognized by the U S Department of Energy with a 2015 Early Career Research Award said Nikolla The funded work will have a significant impact in the field by providing fundamental insights that can guide the design of nonprecious metal oxide systems for electrocatalysis The DOE s Early Career Research Program now in its sixth year aims to bolster the nation s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during their early career years when many scientists do their most important work Dr Nikolla was awarded this prestigious grant from the Department of Energy for her transformative research ideas that may one day soon make

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    a need for improved health monitoring systems during surgery The technology System for Identifying Patient Response to Anesthesia Infusion developed by a collaborative team at Wayne State uses smart real time monitoring of patients under anesthesia to provide individualized and dynamic prediction of a patient s anesthesia depth and vital signs give physicians an early warning if vital signs are predicted to go above the standard threshold and help anesthesiologists make decisions for targeted anesthesia depths during surgery Our smart anesthesia monitoring system allows physicians to look into the near future prediction of a patient s vitals and make decisions that are more objective timely and accurate said Le Yi Wang Ph D professor of electrical and computer engineering in WSU s College of Engineering The core of our technology is a novel information processing methodology that uses measured drug rates physiological signals and real time data analysis to establish and update individual patient models The WSU team consisting of L Y Wang Hong Wang M D professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine and Gang George Yin Ph D professor of mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have blended their unique mathematical engineering and medical backgrounds to develop this system With financial support from The Michigan Economic Development Corporation under its MUCI Michigan Universities Commercialization Initiative program a prototype of the system has been successfully developed and tested with commercial anesthesia monitoring systems The advantages of our smart anesthesia monitor compared to others includes drug impact predictions optimal drug dosage and critical condition warnings in real time said Hong Wang This ultimately could lead to increased decision accuracy reduced clinical workload and improved patient care Our monitoring system utilizes stochastic approximation methods said Yin We have been working with Dr L Y Wang on many

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    eight top research university clusters in the U S Why are all of these degrees especially the advanced and medical degrees so important Because they meet employers needs support high tech entrepreneurship generate tax dollars and provide access to higher quality health care and enhanced quality of life for all Michigan residents said Jeff Mason executive director of the URC The URC universities which account for 93 percent of all academic R D in Michigan boast worldwide networks of more than 1 2 million living alumni more than half of them living in Michigan and comprising a third of the state bachelor s degree holders and advanced degree holders 25 and over For this report we considered talented individuals as the central focus of the economy of the future and examined the role Michigan s research universities play in creating attracting and nurturing that talent said Patrick Anderson of Anderson Economic Group author of the report Our three Carnegie classified highly intensive research institutions are not only retaining world class talent but actively recruiting skilled individuals from around the globe putting Michigan on the map for research and innovation said Michigan State University President Lou Anna K Simon URC talent embodies a depth and breadth of skills that are essential in our ever changing global economy Because of the comprehensive nature and diversity of opportunities at URC universities graduates from the schools attribute broad based skills desired by employers including communication critical thinking leadership and entrepreneurship to their university experience More than 20 percent of surveyed alumni listed job titles indicating leadership roles such as owner partner CEO president and director The attainment of a degree from one of our universities proves to be instrumental in preparing Michigan s talent base for the real world applications in their careers fostering

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    a 10 000 grant to support Lumley s research was given to him for his recent research article entitled The Effects of Written Emotional Disclosure and Coping Skills Training in Rheumatoid Arthritis A Randomized Clinical Trial published last year in the prestigious Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology The study revealed cognitive behavioral coping skills training CST had positive effects on the pain and mood of patients that lasted for at least one year whereas written emotional closure WED expressive writing about stress had only temporary and inconsistent benefits on patients joints and functioning and did not help with pain or mood The combination of CST and WED had had no unique benefits CST trains patients in various cognitive and behavioral techniques or skills to enhance their ability to cope with pain and improve their behavioral and psychological functioning A few studies have shown that WED can reduce stress and improve health by having patients write privately for 20 minutes each day for three or four days about stressful experiences and their deepest thoughts and feelings Our study revealed that patients with RA receive positive benefits in both the short and long term using cognitive behavioral techniques such as relaxation increasing pleasant activities changing negative thoughts and problem solving said Lumley WED however was less effective and an examination of patients expressive writings suggests that many patients either did not have much unresolved stress or more likely did not know how to effectively identify important stressors label and express their negative emotions and learn from or resolve these conflicts while writing by themselves We probably need to identify and target those patients with unresolved stress or trauma and then help them more effectively disclose and work with their unexpressed emotions The research team noted that continued development and integration of

    Original URL path: http://research.wayne.edu/communications/news-release.php?id=484&y=&m= (2016-02-13)
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    University of Maryland and Sarena Goodman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors were the authors of A few Goodmen Surname Sharing Economist Coauthors which was recently published in Economic Inquiry The topic of the paper Its authors and their unique connection According to the authors co authorship in the economics profession is widely explored Alphabetical discrimination is one such complication of co authorship due to the fact that economists with earlier surname initials have greater career success than their co authors The four Goodmans argue that this phenomenon is not observed in academic fields where the order of co authorship is not alphabetical The team mentioned that this often leads to economists choosing co authors with last names that fall later in the alphabet than their own name The group presented their humorous paper at the American Economic Association s annual meeting where they concluded that their collaboration was feasible they could eliminate the et al penalty as the many citations to the paper as Goodman et al will provide equal credit to each author future breakthroughs on the topic could include authors with the same surname and first initial and others with the last name Goodman may come

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    within the trigeminal ganglion of the nervous system and can reappear at a later date With the help of a 1 8 million five year grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health Haidong Gu Ph D assistant professor of biological sciences in Wayne State University s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences aims to garner more genomic information about HSV 1 and develop an understanding on how it employs multifunctional proteins to disrupt host defenses and escape immune surveillance In particular Gu and her team will look at infected cell protein 0 ICP0 which plays a leading role in the tug of war of HSV 1 infection with nuclear domain 10 ND10 the site of DNA virus transcription and replication The results of this study on ICP0 functions will lead to a better understanding of the virus host interactions for herpetic diseases said Gu In addition we aim to understand infectious diseases caused by HSV 1 and ultimately develop knowledge of the cellular defense mechanisms of host defenses that could lead to new anti herpes treatments For additional information about this NIH grant 118992 Dissecting the Functional Domains of Infected Cell

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    2006 was an early adopter of inquiry based teaching methods to improve student engagement He serves as principal investigator of the WSU WIDER program which was funded by the National Science Foundation to study the teaching practices of Wayne State faculty and establish pilot programs to improve the uptake and effective implementation of evidence based teaching methods across campus He is a member of the steering committee of the NIH funded BEST program focused on improving mentoring and experiential learning opportunities for doctoral students who wish to pursue nonacademic career opportunities Feig is a co founder of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop which helps starting faculty from research universities across the country to explore and adopt evidence based teaching practices and establish strong identities as teacher scholars I have been working hard for several years at both the national and the local level to help university faculty see the benefit of being less reliant on lecturing in class Feig said Through recognition like this hopefully we can help move the needle and improve the level of classroom engagement not just at Wayne State but for students around Michigan and across the country Feig also helped design the REBUILDetroit

    Original URL path: http://research.wayne.edu/communications/news-release.php?id=481&y=&m= (2016-02-13)
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