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November 04, 2015

Research News

Researchers to explore health implications of hydrofracking

Elaine Hill, assistant professor of public health sciences, has received a $1.25 million Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health designed to boost researchers at the beginning of their careers. The grant will enable Hill to study the complex local health, environmental, and economic implications of oil and gas extraction in the United States.

Protecting dialysis patients is study’s focus

Medical Center researchers are leading the largest clinical trial ever conducted that is focused on reducing sudden cardiac death in dialysis patients. Principal investigator Wojciech Zareba, professor of medicine and director of the University’s Heart Research Follow-up Program, and his team will test the effectiveness of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator that continuously monitors heart rhythms and delivers a shock to restore an orderly heartbeat.

Research conference highlights creative innovation

This year’s University-wide research conference, “Creative Innovation: Building Synergy through Arts, Sciences, and Diversity,” is planned on Friday, November 13. Christopher Emdin, associate professor of mathematics, science, and technology at Columbia University’s Teachers College, will give the keynote address. Concurrent breakout sessions will focus on three topics: inspire, inquire, and investigate. Visit conference to register.

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