The American population is aging, and conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are on the rise. With those factors in place, the medical community has growing concerns about wound treatment. According to the American Professional Wound Care Association, about 15 percent of Medicare recipients suffer chronic, nonhealing wounds with an annual cost of about $30 billion.
One challenge physicians repeatedly face in treating wounds is the threat of bacterial infection. Closing the wound helps reduce the risk, but if… Read more
CHER Director, Julie Baldwin, is a member of the Committee on Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities. The committee authored the Consensus Study Report Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem, which was the topic of KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny’s interview with Julie Baldwin. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report calls for stricter blood alcohol concentration laws in an effort to reduce impaired driving injuries and fatalities.
KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny’s interview with… Read more
Ricky Camplain, a Postdoctoral Scholar at CHER, has been accepted as a Fellow in the Indigenous Substance Abuse, Medicines, and Health Research Training program. The program is affiliated with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, under the National Center of Excellence. It is a mentorship program that allows scholars of indigenous backgrounds to research in the areas of substance abuse, medicines and addictions within their indigenous communities.
Julie Baldwin (CHER Director) and Heather Williamson (CHER faculty and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy), are now serving on the committee of NAU’s new Interdisciplinary Health (IH) PhD Program. Faculty team members of CHER also look forward to opportunities to participate in this exciting new program. The program is a cross-disciplinary collaborative effort between the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the College of Health and Human Services (HHS). This program is designed to educate and train the… Read more
The National Institute of Environment Health Sciences has highlighted Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Associate Director of CHER, as a featured grantee of funding. She is recognized for her effort to create meaningful community partnerships with Native communities. Working closely with these communities extends the reach of community engagement, data collection, and dissemination. As the director of the Community Engagement Core of the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, she is working to grow health and wellness promotion in Native communities through collaborative relationships.Read… Read more