Roberta Diaz Brinton, an internationally recognized expert on Alzheimer?s disease and inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Institute on Aging.
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ST. GEORGE ? To meet the expanding educational needs of its growing student body, the Dixie State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the addition of new academic programs, including master?s and baccalaureate degrees. Contingent on receiving approval from the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, Dixie State University plans to begin offering a master?s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences, certificates in Computing Fundamentals and Design and a minor in Physics starting during the Fall 2019 semester. Indicating the university?s overall growth, the board?s approval for the latest academic programs comes less than two months after it accepted master?s programs in Athletic Training and Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric as well as a bachelor?s degree in Marketing on Feb. 1. With final approval of the newest programs, Dixie State will offer four master?s degrees, 45 bachelor?s degrees, 11 associate degrees, 42 minors and 68 emphases. Dixie State offered just two bachelor?s degrees in 1999, representing a 2,150 percent growth in baccalaureate degrees alone in just two decades. The new Marriage and Family Therapy program, available as a Master of Science or a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, will offer curriculum that focuses on working with children. The program will provide students with extensive opportunities to develop their skills in practical environments through clinical practicums. Additionally, the program will help alleviate workforce shortages in Washington County. Currently, new patients wait up to six months to receive appointments with child mental health practitioners. Statewide, Utah has one of the lowest rates of Marriage and Family Therapy practitioners in the country. ?We are really excited to offer a high-quality, hands-on program that will prepare therapists to work in mental health,? Dr. Nathan Meng, program director, said. ?We are especially excited to offer a specialization in child and adolescence.? The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences, an online program, will serve as an avenue for students who have completed an Associate of Science degree, in a health science field, to earn a bachelor?s degree that contribute to their career. The curriculum will include upper-division healthcare courses as well as classes on communication, healthcare administration and leadership methods to train students for supervisory roles within the healthcare system and get them ready to enter graduate programs. The program also will prepare graduates to fill the more than 3,000 healthcare manager and supervisor positions that were open in Utah alone in 2017, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Looking forward, the demand for baccalaureate-trained health care professionals is only expected to grow, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 21 percent growth in medical and health service managers from 2016 to 2026. ?This degree creates a pathway for students to complete their baccalaureate degree in a reasonable amount of time and prepares them for career advancement,? Drew Wilcox, chair of Dixie State?s Department of Healthcare Diagnostics & Therapeutics and program director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, said. ?It is unique to Dixie State. Nothing like this exists in the state, and few degrees nationwide can compare.? The Certificate of Computing Fundamentals will introduce students to the computing discipline and teach them fundamental skills in information technologies, computer science, design and web development. Meanwhile, the Design Certificate will teach students design theories, principles and processes. Students who earn the certificate can build strong résumés by working in the industry while completing a bachelor?s degree in Design, for which all the certificate?s requirements go toward. The minor in Physics, open to all students, will help those majoring in fields such as chemistry, math, computer science, mechanical engineering, biology and exercise sciences develop a background in physics and have a firm understanding of the physics of this world. Adding these academic programs is in line with Dixie State?s strategic goal to offer 50 baccalaureate majors by 2020. The institution?s five-year strategic plan, Dixie 2020: Status to Stature, originally laid out a goal to offer 42 four-year degrees in that time frame. With that milestone already accomplished, the university recently challenged itself to increase the original goal. To learn more about the educational opportunities and academic offerings available at Dixie State University, visit academics.dixie.edu.
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Government of Canada investment supports facility expansion and new ICT equipment at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre February 8, 2019 ? Thunder Bay, Ontario ? Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario - FedNor The Thunder Bay Regional...
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Jonathan Haines, PhD, with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will lead a national collaboration to expand big data genetic research into Alzheimer's disease to include stronger representation from African-American and Hispanic communities. Funding for the research -- $14.6 million to be awarded over multiple years -- is from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.
The George Washington University and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published an update to the BioCompute Object Specification Project, which provides much-needed standards for communicating high-throughput sequencing computations and data analysis, known as BioCompute Objects.
ILUM Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., will team up with the state Health Department and Gaithersburg, Md.-based data analysis company OpGen in a program to detect, track and manage antimicrobial-resistant infections at health care institutions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.