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Nemours Biomedical Research Symposium
April 20, 2011 at 9:30 at Nemours Lecture Hall ( More Info )

INBRE Core Facilities Open House
April 22, 2011 at 9:00 at Christiana ( More Info )

DHSA To Hold 3rd Annual Research Symposium
The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance will be holding it's 3rd Annual Research Symposium on May 17th, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Dorrance Hamilton Building at Thomas Jefferson University. UDaily Announcement.

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute to hold official launch
The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) will hold its inaugural research symposium on February 24, 2011, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.
The mission of the new institute is to find innovative and improved ways to help people recover from injury and disease by bringing together biologists, clinical scientists, engineers, and policy experts to critically address the issues faced by those with disabilities.
For additional information on DRI and their upcoming launch please visit their website at

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
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
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.

Thomas Jefferson University to host Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Institute
December 8, 2010--The 3rd Annual Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Institute (PSQLI), created by the American Medical Student Association, will be held on the Thomas Jefferson University campus from January 14-16, 2011. The institute is a three-day intensive interprofessional leadership training program for medical students, residents, and students of allied health professions from across the nation.

Delaware Cardiovascular Research Center launched
November 22, 2010--More than one-third of all deaths in the U.S. are attributed to cardiovascular disease, and Americans spend close to $300 billion annually for cardiovascular-related healthcare.

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance awards two pilot projects
November 22, 2010--The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) has awarded grants to two collaborative pilot projects, both focusing on children's health. One group of researchers will develop novel approaches to studying determinants of childhood obesity, and the other will explore the relationships between brain activity and exercise interventions in children with cerebral palsy.

Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital hosts Delaware INBRE advisory board
November 17, 2010--Since 2001, Wesley College has established a joint undergraduate program in biological chemistry with Delaware State University (DSU), enrollment in the biotechnology program at Delaware Technical and Community College has jumped from eight students to 187, and DSU has gained access to library resources critical to scientific research and education.

Demolition kicks off with a bang at science, technology site
November 16, 2010--With the flip of a switch, the wrecking claw tore down the cinder block pony wall of the former Mopar parts building along South College Avenue. The crowd of elected officials, contractors and University of Delaware staff cheered as the wall toppled over and demolition officially began at the former Chrysler Assembly Plant on Friday, Nov. 5.

Italian visitor promotes benefits of exercise for older adults with disabilities
November 10, 2010--In the Tuscan region of Italy, an area about the size of Idaho, more than 6,000 older adults with mild to severe physical disabilities exercise regularly through an initiative called the Adapted Physical Activity (APA) program.

DHSA orthopaedic research, clinical teaching collaborations highlighted
November 5, 2010--Clinical and research collaborations between the University of Delaware Department of Physical Therapy and members of the Christiana Care Department of Orthopaedics were highlighted at the third annual Delaware Orthopaedic Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Adjunct professor named to national nursing board of directors
August 16, 2010--Maureen A. Seckel, an adjunct faculty member in the University of Delaware's School of Nursing, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

UD and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital to partner on bone disorder study
April 15, 2010--In search of a new treatment for the debilitating disease osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a team of researchers from the University of Delaware and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is initiating a two-year study exploring the use of an FDA-approved vibration platform in children with OI.

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance awards two pilot projects
April 1, 2010--Two pilot projects funded by the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) under its second competition focus on identifying cutting-edge cancer therapies, and creating the bioinformatics framework that will facilitate translational research among the alliance members.

Transforming the Region's Healthcare
March, 2010--An article in the March edition of Select Greater Philadelphia's "Momentum" discusses how the DSHA is drawing on the collective resources of its partner members - including the health sciences campus to be developed by the University of Delaware at the former Chrysler site - to revolutionize healthcare research and education in the region.

UD health sciences dean to lead partnership programs
December 14, 2009--Kathy Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware, has been appointed to leadership positions in two partnership programs that she sees as key to promoting health research and education in Delaware.

Older adults with cancer, caregivers focus of $600,000 research grant
December 11, 2009--A team that includes two researchers from the University of Delaware's School of Nursing -- Paula Klemm, professor of nursing, and Veronica Rempusheski, the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science -- has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant to conduct research aimed at supporting older adults affected by cancer and their caregivers in Delaware.

DHSA takes center stage at UD Trustees meeting
December 9, 2009--The University of Delaware's Board of Trustees got a firsthand look at the largest single property acquisition in the history of the institution during its semiannual meeting, held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the former Chrysler assembly plant on South College Avenue in Newark.

Christiana Care's Dr. Petrelli to share cancer success story at national surgeons' conference
November 11, 2009--Christiana Care's pioneering role in significantly reducing Delaware's cancer rate will be in the national spotlight at a prestigious medical conference.

Cross College Cluster in Aging Initiative Presents: Dr. Kristine Williams
September 15, 2009--: "The influence of communication on older adults with dementia".The second annual Cross College Cluster in Aging Initiative (CCCAI) lecture will feature guest lecturer Dr. Kristine Williams, University of Kansas Medical Center, from 10 to 11 a.m., University of Delaware Trabant Theatre.

Alving kicks off Health Sciences Alliance conference
May 6, 2009--Dr. Barbara Alving, director of the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, shared her views on the agency's Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) at a symposium at the University of Delaware on Wednesday, May 6.

Panel discusses goals for new health sciences alliance
March 25, 2009--Implementing the goals of providing first-class heath research and service as identified in the new Delaware Health Sciences Alliance was the subject of a panel discussion during the "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" conference, held Tuesday, March 24, in Clayton Hall.

New health sciences alliance announced
March 24, 2009--A new coalition of leading education, healthcare and medical research institutions, the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, was announced during the "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" conference held Tuesday, March 24, in Clayton Hall at the University of Delaware.

Markell, Gingrich call for innovation and collaboration
March 24, 2009--Keynote addresses by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, anchored the program for a health sciences conference at the University of Delaware.

Conference considers future of health care
March 25, 2009--The University of Delaware's daylong "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" conference on March 24 featured three afternoon sessions - a presentation by a Congressional health care adviser and two panel discussions - on the future of health care.

March 24 conference to focus on "Stronger Health-Based Partnerships"
Feb. 24, 2009--"Stronger Health-Based Partnerships" will be the focus of a conference, scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in Clayton Hall on the University's Laird Campus.

Institute to transform how research becomes patient-relevant practice
Oct. 31, 2008--Four notable medical and educational institutions have formed a landmark consortium that is expected to streamline the way bench science is translated into bedside practice that could benefit millions of people. Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Delaware will pool their talents and expertise as the Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (DVICTS).

UD, Thomas Jefferson University establish Partnership in Health Education
Sept. 12, 2008--A new Partnership in Health Education between the University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) builds on a long, successful history of collaboration in health care education and marks the first of what may be several partnerships between the two institutions.