Sun & Collaborators studying health outcomes of patients transferred between hospitals

Jiayang Sun, Department Chair, Statistics, Volgenau School of Engineering, received $28,422 as a subcontract from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) on a parent award from the National Institutes of Health for the project: “Identifying Electronic Phenotypes of Patients That Benefit From Air Medical Transport.” Sun will lead all statistical aspects of the work, including analysis…

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Sherry examining airport infrastructure needs

Lance Sherry, Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR), and Director, Air Transport Systems, SEOR, is conducting a broad assessment of aircraft and operational requirements related to airport infrastructure needs for medical emergencies, evacuations, and disaster preparedness. Via this research, he will inform FAA policy deliberations and address specific questions related to aeromedical and…

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Sexual minorities, especially women, who misuse substances more likely to have psychiatric disorders

Audio More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who misuse alcohol or tobacco also have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder, compared to one-third of heterosexuals, a new University of Michigan study finds. “The degree of disparities in alcohol, tobacco and other psychiatric disorders by sexual identity was very surprising,” said Rebecca Evans-Polce, assistant research…

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