Harrisburg University Research Roundup: July 2024

Harrisburg, PA – Welcome to your July 2024 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) Research Roundup! Our talented students and faculty members are busy presenting at conferences, publishing boundary-pushing research, and building fruitful partnerships with schools, agencies, and organizations.…

Vanderbilt Transplant Center Finishes Fiscal Year with Record 809 Solid Organ Transplants

The Vanderbilt Transplant Center performed a record number of solid organ transplants in fiscal year 2024 — 809 life-saving procedures among its adult and pediatric programs. The adult program performed 760 transplants, and the pediatric program completed 49 transplants during the fiscal year, which ran from July 2023 until the end of June 2024.

Mercy Medical Center’s Dr. Dwight Im Leads 14th Annual Gynecologic Robotic Surgery Conference in Baltimore, Maryland

The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center presents the 14th annual Robotic Surgery Conference, “IMSWAY: A Systematic Approach to Advanced Robotic Gynecologic Surgery,” Oct. 3-5. 2024 at The Four Seasons Hotel, 200 International Drive in downtown Baltimore, MD.

DeMarco and Johnson join Governor Pritzker to announce the Illinois DARPA Quantum Proving Ground

Illinois Grainger Engineering physics professor Brian DeMarco stood on stage in Chicago on Tuesday when Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the new federal- and state-funded Quantum Proving Ground (QPG), which promises to combine scientific rigor with industry and academic expertise to design the future of quantum computing.

Lifestyle Behaviors and Needs After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A Qualitative Assessment

Abstract Purpose: There is a need to gain a deeper understanding of facilitators and barriers involving lifestyle behaviors among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Design: Research team explored influences (e.g., social, cultural, environmental) for healthy lifestyle behaviors (nutrition, physical activity (PA),…

Jonas Nursing and AACN Announce New Cohort of Doctoral Nursing Students as Jonas Scholars

Jonas Nursing, a leading supporter of doctoral nursing education in the U.S., and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) are thrilled to announce the 2024-2026 cohort of Jonas Scholars, consisting of 63 promising doctoral students from 25 states. Through next-generation family leadership, the Jonas Scholars program continues to play a significant role in addressing the nation’s shortage of nursing faculty, a leading barrier to expanding student capacity in schools of nursing.

Nonlinear Encoding in Diffractive Optical Processors Based on Linear Materials

Researchers explored nonlinear information encoding in diffractive processors based on linear materials. They revealed that simpler-to-implement phase encoding matches the accuracy of data repetition strategies across various test datasets. While data repetition-based diffractive blocks cannot provide optical analogs to fully-connected or convolutional layers employed in digital neural networks, they are effective in enhancing inference accuracy. This research provides insights into the interplay between linear material-based diffractive systems and nonlinear encoding strategies in visual information processors.

Wearable Sensors Help Athletes Achieve Greater Performance

In APL Materials, researchers from Lyuliang University have developed a low-cost, flexible, and customizable sensor for badminton players that overcomes current monitoring constraints. The team used triboelectric sensors to construct their intelligent monitoring system because they are easy to adapt for flexible, wearable devices and to minimize interference during bending and twisting, they built a 3D-printed flexible arch-shaped sensor encased in a thermoplastic elastomer. This design is comfortable during use and can be easily customized to individual athletes.

Microwave Popcorn to Particle Accelerators: Magnetrons Show Promise as Radiofrequency Source

Building on nearly 15 years of research, physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility are exploring magnetrons as the drivers of modern particle accelerators. This could lower the carbon footprint of these energy-hungry machines and help them benefit society far beyond the realm of scientific research.

American Heart Association Recognizes Loyola University Medical Center for Advanced Care for Stroke and Type 2 Diabetes

Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) has earned the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Pediatric Mobile Health Unit Celebrates 25 years

Event Date: Wednesday, July 31 | Time: 9 – 10 am CDT
Location: PASO West Suburban Action Project
3415 W. North Avenue, Melrose Park, IL

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine proudly announces a celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Pediatric Mobile Health Unit. This landmark event marks a quarter-century of providing crucial health care services to over 157,000 children in underserved communities throughout the Chicago area. The celebration, showcasing Loyola’s dedication to making pediatric health care accessible, will take place on Wednesday, July 31, 2024, from 9 – 10 am at PASO West Suburban Action Project located at 3415 W. North Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois.

Loyola Medicine Offers Free Cancer Screenings for Women at 10th Annual See, Test and Treat® Event

On Saturday, August 17, 2024, qualified women who make an appointment can receive free cervical and breast cancer screenings as part of Loyola Medicine’s 10th Annual See, Test and Treat® event. This annual event will be held at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Illinois.

New Cedars-Sinai Study Investigates Shifting Trends in GLP-1RA Prescription

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai and other institutions conducted a nationwide, population-based study to identify trends in the use of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs)—prescription medications sold under popular drug names like Ozempic and Wegovy—in the United States.

JMIR XR and Spatial Computing is inviting submissions for a new theme issue titled “First Look: Early Research, Viewpoints, and Experiences with Apple Vision Pro in Health Care Settings”

JMIR Publications invites submissions to a new theme issue titled “First Look: Early Research, Viewpoints, and Experiences with Apple Vision Pro in Health Care Settings” in its new open access journal JMIR XR and Spatial Computing.