健康 & 健康

以社区为中心,覆盖全球

At DU, we’re committed to enriching communities by improving healthcare. 我们的健康和公共卫生研究涵盖了一系列的主题, from evaluating 3D printing in heart valve replacement to considering cultural perspectives for more effective psychotherapy.

Some of the research our students conduct addresses health disparities at a local level, as seen in our work with Denver schools to develop 项目 to improve peer relationships. Other research efforts focus on global concerns involving the psychological effects of trauma 和 disaster recovery. 本科生和研究生都有选择, you’ll have the chance to engage in these activities the day you arrive.

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    各级别的选择

    除了毕业生的机会, we offer undergraduate students the chance to participate in our health 和 wellness research.

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    不同的主题

    从生物力学到心理治疗, we host a variety of 项目 appealing to students interested in health 和 wellness fields.

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    广泛的参与

    我们60%的教员都从事研究工作, with 422 individual faculty members contributing to published works.

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杜克大学创新训练营

The University of Denver’s Project X-ITE hosted Flight to Denver, 为期三天的技术人员训练营, 工程师, 科学家和其他创新者. 在一起, 他们与来自大学的专家一起工作, 私营部门, nonprofits 和 public sector groups to solve global problems like hunger 和 poverty.

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带着一篮子新鲜农产品的杜校友
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A 2006 service learning project inspired two University of Denver students to fight poverty at home in the Westwood neighborhood, 丹佛最穷的地方之一. When they found a major problem in limited access to healthy food, they developed a nonprofit that works with residents to build gardens 和 community urban farms.

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University of Denver students research spinal cord 和 brain injuries.
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Three engineering students spent a year working to design 和 build an adaptive seat so a patient with paraplegia could participate in Denver's Dragon Boat Festival. The seat is the product of a long-running partnership between DU 和 Craig Hospital to provide options for people with spinal cord 和 brain injuries.

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社区参与

We have a balanced focus between basic science 和 the application of research to communities. 我们的教师和学生在社区中都很活跃, seeing how their work can benefit individual outcomes like working to underst和 the mental health effects of domestic violence 和 partnering with local law enforcement to help victims. We're also putting numbers to the effectiveness of chiropractic work.

Another major effort began when student researchers from our Graduate School of Professional Psychology found that 96 percent of prisoners in the Denver County Jail had a history of traumatic brain injury. This led to the creation of an ongoing therapy program spanning the Front Range, 提供精神健康援助, 社区资源, 还有惩教人员和家属的课程. The goal of this work is to give communities the support necessary to re-integrate these individuals when they're released 和 reduce rates of repeated offense.

中心、研究院 & 实验室

研究人员在实验室检查液体样本.

诺贝尔健康老龄化研究所

The Knoebel Institute creates 和 implements solutions for issues related to aging. 它需要一个整体的方法来解决问题, 结合工程, 自然科学, 社会工作与心理学. Current research efforts range from underst和ing the impact concussions during youth have on the development of Alzheimer's later in life to improving public attitudes towards aging.

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托德·布兰肯希普教授 examines test tube samples in a research lab.

托德·布兰肯希普教授

Dr. Blankenship uses imaging 和 genetic techniques to study the reshaping of epithelial cells, 我们的皮肤和器官的结构是什么. A loss of defined tissue architecture is the hallmark of many human diseases. He 和 his team seek to fully explore this connection with the help of graduate 和 undergraduate students in the biological sciences, 生物化学与物理.

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Motion tracking devices shown on a test subject's knee to test human dynamics in a lab.

人体动力学实验室

Our 人体动力学实验室 works to develop new ways to underst和 human movement 和 its relation to injury 和 recovery. Using cameras 和 the motion tracking technology typically associated with video game design 和 computer animation, we're finding new ways to improve rehabilitation techniques 和 help athletes avoid injury.

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科琳Lengsfeld

负责研究的高级副教务长 & 研究生教育