5/10: Pediatric Complex Care; Supercomputer donation; The Medical Minute

News for the Penn State community
Friday, May 10, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: Pediatric Complex Care team advocates for children with multiple medical needs

TOP STORIES:
-- Supercomputer cluster donation helps turn high school class into research lab
-- The Medical Minute: Hold the added sugar

RESEARCH:
-- Substrate defects key to growth of 2D materials
-- Project on rural communities benefits from collaboration with Highmark Health
-- New online bachelor's degree in history creates 21st-century 'problem-solvers'
-- Penn State student-athletes continue to exceed national academic averages
-- Hospitality Management and Food Services partner to offer course at Berks
-- Sullivan to step aside as director of Applied Research Laboratory
-- Three selected as Administrative Fellows for 2019-20 academic year
-- Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room
-- What if health care didn't have to mean hospital?

CAMPUS LIFE:
-- Gov. Wolf visits Hershey Medical Center to recognize nurses
-- Eight Commonwealth Campuses highlight sustainability efforts at regional forum

Also in this issue: Events.

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: Pediatric Complex Care team advocates for children with multiple medical needs
The Pediatric Complex Care team at Penn State Children's Hospital takes on the complicated cases that other doctors shy away from — children who have severely compromised organ systems, are technologically dependent on breathing or feeding tubes, see multiple specialists, and require a high degree of coordinated care.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/XH69cWvh

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TOP STORIES:

Supercomputer cluster donation helps turn high school class into research lab
A Bald Eagle Area High School physics class used a supercomputer cluster to explore the world as real climate scientists. The class presented a poster session detailing some of their findings in their investigation of global radiation using computer equipment donated by Penn State's Institute for CyberScience.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Pf8HJX6s
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The Medical Minute: Hold the added sugar
The sugar in fruit is different from the sugar in a doughnut. Learn why - and how to steer your children toward natural sugars.

https://news.psu.edu/link/RRcD24Ht
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More: news.psu.edu/link/1PDgnzZH

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RESEARCH:

Substrate defects key to growth of 2D materials
Creating two-dimensional materials large enough to use in electronics is a challenge despite huge effort but now, Penn State researchers have discovered a method for improving the quality of one class of 2D materials, with potential to achieve wafer-scale growth in the future.

https://news.psu.edu/link/S3q3_gGW
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Project on rural communities benefits from collaboration with Highmark Health
A project to better understand the issues facing rural communities and address a decline in American life expectancy is benefiting from a partnership between Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Highmark Health Enterprise Analytics Data Science Research. The Data Science Research group is supporting the project through its expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve healthcare understanding and outcomes.

https://news.psu.edu/link/YM58Hzsv
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New online bachelor's degree in history creates 21st-century 'problem-solvers'
Penn State is launching a new bachelor of arts degree in history, being offered online through World Campus and the College of the Liberal Arts.

https://news.psu.edu/link/PC8vygXp
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Penn State student-athletes continue to exceed national academic averages
Penn State student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and surpass Division I national averages, according to Academic Progress Rate data released today (May 8) by the NCAA.

https://news.psu.edu/link/67_7cGC3
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Hospitality Management and Food Services partner to offer course at Berks
Hospitality management students are learning about the principles of food production and service management through a collaboration between Penn State Berks' Hospitality Management degree program and the Office of Housing and Food Services.

https://news.psu.edu/link/J_6JgMCc
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Sullivan to step aside as director of Applied Research Laboratory
Paul Sullivan, director of the Applied Research Laboratory and Defense Related Research Units at Penn State, has announced that he will step down from his current role at the end of September.

https://news.psu.edu/link/xJnbgQG3
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Three selected as Administrative Fellows for 2019-20 academic year
The Administrative Fellows Program offers Penn State faculty and staff the opportunity to work with senior University officers to gain knowledge and experiences pertaining to the challenges of leadership in the academic community. For 2019-20, the Administrative Fellows are Gary Chinn, Lisa Kerchinski and Debra Thurley.

https://news.psu.edu/link/rQyY4vk9
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Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room
Using Penn State's entrepreneurial resources, recent graduate Sherveen "Shevy" Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone via HemoGO, an app capable of delivering a CBC in less than a minute, all within the comfort and security of one's own home.

https://news.psu.edu/link/sJHNzCYL
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What if health care didn't have to mean hospital?
Penn State biology student Shevy Karbasi witnessed firsthand the toll frequent trips for blood work took on his already-exhausted grandfather while he underwent treatment for lung cancer. Motivated by this experience, Karbasi set out to mobilize the process for cancer patients to monitor their complete blood count, making it simpler, safer and more convenient. With entrepreneurial guidance, education and funding from programs at Penn State, Karbasi is doing just that. To learn more about his work, visit impact.psu.edu.

https://news.psu.edu/link/q_ZpkSWb
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More: news.psu.edu/link/7kttk2Z5

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CAMPUS LIFE:

Gov. Wolf visits Hershey Medical Center to recognize nurses
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today hosted a visit by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. It was timed to coincide with National Nurses Week.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CkjQZVSH
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Eight Commonwealth Campuses highlight sustainability efforts at regional forum
The Sustainability Institute hosted the first of three forums at Penn State Beaver on May 7. Faculty, staff, students, and other leaders gathered to learn about the variety of activities, events, research and other programs taking place throughout the Commonwealth Campuses to advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the University's strategic plan.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TZn8LZnf
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More: news.psu.edu/link/kJVnkCpD

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EVENTS:

AAUW State College to hold 58th annual used book sale May 11-14
The State College branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its 58th annual used book sale May 11-14 in the Snider Agricultural Arena, across from Beaver Stadium and the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitor's Bureau, on Penn State's University Park campus. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hK8ZMtNn

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