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Diving into downtown at Night of the Open Door

February 14, 2016

Night of the Open Door — five free events over the course of February — opens ASU's world to the public and shows off what each campus has to offer. On Friday, the Downtown Phoenix campus had its turn, welcoming visitors to step behind a news anchor desk, handle real body parts, learn about infant health, explore ASU's saltwater-aquarium lab...

A new way to battle obesity

January 27, 2016

Obesity rates in the United States continue to skyrocket from decade to decade. And while awareness for this issue has been growing in recent years, so have the waistlines of many Americans. As part of the effort to combat this health epidemic, ASU has created a Master of Science in Obesity Prevention and Management program that aims to equip health...

ASU to join consortium aimed at increasing number, diversity of STEM students

January 26, 2016

Arizona State University has been chosen as a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) site joining a multi-university consortium dedicated to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in STEM fields while also improving graduation rates. Made possible by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the VIP program takes a unique approach to involving students...

Preaching the politics of food and nutrition

January 14, 2016

Few can fire up a crowd quite like Dr. Katie Wilson when it comes to talking people into eating their fruits and vegetables. It may not sound like a sexy job, but it’s hers. And she does it well. As the USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services under President Barack Obama, Wilson (pictured above, right) is...

Obesity Solutions announces winners of seed funding competition

January 13, 2016

Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions has announced the 2016 winners of its seed funding competition. The seed funding program supports obesity-related pilot studies that will develop new collaborative teams or push forward highly innovative ideas with potential to receive significant external funding in the future. “The array of innovative proposals we received speaks to the breadth and depth of obesity research...

A safe space for outreach and fun

December 7, 2015

“Imagine being dropped into the middle of a marching band.” That’s how Jenna Bruenig described what it’s like to deal with sensory overload as an autistic person. “There’s all the instruments, it’s very loud, very colorful and everyone is moving.” The half-dozen students in the room nodded as Bruenig shared her insights. They could relate. Bruenig and several other students...

ASU, Mayo Clinic collaborate to advance medicine through joint research

November 30, 2015

Arizona State University, in partnership with Mayo Clinic in Arizona, has announced the recipients of the 2016 ASU-Mayo Seed Grant Program. The program funds critical joint research projects in the health field led by scientists from both ASU and Mayo Clinic. The awardees this year are making innovative strides in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart failure and infectious...

College of Health Solutions Expands to West Campus

November 12, 2015

We heard you, West Valley, and now ASU’s College of Health Solutions is on its way West! We’re expanding to the West Campus to offer you two Bachelor of Science degrees that will begin in August 2016

ASU alumna helps people keep their footing on troublesome paths

November 12, 2015

Patricia DeBruhl wants all of her cancer patients to keep their shoes. It may sound cryptic, but after DeBruhl’s friend was diagnosed with colon cancer several years ago her first inclination was to return a brand-new pair of walking shoes. After all, the friend didn’t think she was going to need them. That’s where DeBruhl comes in. Part of her...

New smartphone app encourages vets to BeWell

November 5, 2015

Veterans can face a number of challenges when they return home from the battlefield. Some suffer through PTSD or depression. Others grapple with sleep disorders. And many have to deal with the reality of permanent injuries. But one trait that doesn’t get much publicity might be the most widespread and damaging of all: inactivity. After spending years in a culture...