Professor Aaron Folsom was honored by the American Heart Association with the opportunity to present the 2019 Ancel Keys Memorial Lecture during the organization’s scientific sessions in November.
PhD student Morgan Wright found that prostate cancer patients with only cats or only dogs scored lower in mental health wellbeing compared to people who didn’t own pets.
Associate Professor Ryan Demmer led a study that identified oral bacteria linked to changes in blood glucose levels.
The study co-authored by Associate Professor Kyle Rudser revealed increased stiffness in the abdominal aorta in children exposed to secondhand smoke.
A study led by postdoctoral research fellow Kelsie Full found that woman who slept less than seven hours had higher risk cardiovascular disease and other health issues.
The study co-led by Professor John Connett revealed no beneficial effect of beta blockers on the overall risk of exacerbations and strong evidence that using the drug was associated with severe exacerbations requiring hospitalization.
The group are part of the nationwide Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, which has led to breakthroughs in the management and prevention of heart disease and related conditions.
A pilot study by Adjunct Assistant Professor Pamela Jo Johnson found that people who participate in such support programs improve in their self-care activities and ability to work with their providers.
Assistant Professor Eric Lock is developing a method that will allow researchers to analyze different kinds of cancer and molecular cell data together.
The results of the study by researcher Manami Bhattacharya show foreign-born people have lower rates of HPV infection than those born in the U.S. and suggests their higher cancer rates are due to barriers to health care.
The study results from student Jeremy Van’t Hof and Professor Russell Luepker suggest that people may feel a greater sense of CVD prevention accountability and social support in community settings.
The study led by PhD student Aubrey Hubbard found that in children under five years of age, cancer rates increased for both common types of childhood leukemia, one brain tumor subtype, neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma.