Late-night study sessions before finals week may have student brain synapses in a state of chaos, but at Penn State New Kensington student digestive systems will be in a state of serenity. Chancellor Kevin Snider, who oversees the feeding of student minds, has taken on the additional responsibility of feeding their stomachs.
Snider will personally serve the sustenance at the campus' first Moonlight Breakfast that opens its doors from 10 to 11 p.m. Dec. 12, in Cafe 780, the campus cafeteria. The chancellor, along with Lauren Blum, student life coordinator, will dish out free waffles, along with the accoutrements -- strawberries, blueberries, chocolate and whipped cream. Juice and coffee will be available to keep the students slaked and those neurons firing.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Diane Thiboutot is determining the safety and effectiveness of an investigational topical medication for papulopustular rosacea. Volunteers are needed for this research study.
Registration is under way at Penn State York for Early Success, a program designed to help students with disabilities improve their learning and study skills. The program is set for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 11 and covers a variety of topics to help students with disabilities get what they need in college. Students who plan to enroll in college or a vocational training program in the fall, students who currently attend college and would like summer support, and high school students with disabilities are welcome.
There's still time to register for the "Brain Game" at Penn State York. This course is designed to help students improve their learning and study skills. The "Brain Game" offers students tips to help overcome test-taking jitters and offers strategies to keep from daydreaming. The course, held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 10, is geared for high school or college-bound students who want to improve their skills.
A recently released paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), "The Role of Mother's Genes and Environment in Postpartum Depression," explores the interplay between genes and environment when determining whether a mother is at high or low risk for post-partum depression. Daniel Notterman, vice dean for research at Penn State College of Medicine, was part of a multi-university team including Princeton, Columbia and University of York (UK) that conducted the study.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Diane M. Thiboutot, M.D., is researching the effects of various acne medications on the immune system. Healthy children without acne are needed to serve as controls for this research study.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Joseph Sassani is studying the safety of eyedrops containing a medication that may facilitate corneal wound healing and which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be taken internally.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Diane Thiboutot, M.D., is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an anti-acne cream for 18-50 year olds. Those with acne may be eligible to volunteer for this study.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Nancy Olsen, M.D., is looking at levels of genes that are turned on or off in blood cells to detect patterns that are specific for different diseases to develop new blood tests for disease diagnosis. Volunteers are needed for this study.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Timothy Craig, D.O., is studying the safety and effectiveness of an investigational inhaled medication in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Those with COPD may be eligible to participate in this study.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Timothy Craig, D.O., is evaluating the effect of a new experimental medication on presumptive cold symptoms in those who also have asthma. Volunteers are needed for this research study.
Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute's Urs A. Leuenberger, M.D., and David M. Proctor, Ph.D., are trying to determine if the temporary expansion of blood volume enhances blood flow to exercising leg muscles. Healthy volunteers between the ages of 20 and 30 or 60 and 75 may be eligible to participate.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Jill Smith, M.D., is studying vitamin D supplementation and Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which involves ongoing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. IBD patients are generally lacking vitamin D, although it is not known if Crohn's is caused by or results in a lack of vitamin D.