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CHS Research Report|College of Health Sciences

Welcome to the CHS Research Report

I want to welcome you personally to the Office of Research in the College of Health Sciences. The College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming is committed to building an internationally recognized research enterprise. Our long-term goals are (1) to build interdisciplinary research programs that bridge across our nine academic units; (2) to develop areas of research excellence in basic biomedical research, rural health in particular community based participatory research. The Office of Research provides for project development and infrastructure for obtaining and managing extramural funding.

Be sure to check out the 2013-2014 College of Health Sciences Annual Research Report!

Current project include:

  • Wyoming health benefits exchange planning;
  • Wyoming network for telehealth;
  • Dynamic assessment for children with reading difficulty;
  • Food dignity: action research on engaging food insecure communities and universities in building sustainable community food systems;
  • Strategies to prevent long term muscle and joint dysfunction;
  • Preparing clinical health care providers for rural employment;
  • Iron nutrition and impaired hippocampal development;
  • Tanzanian drug treatment as AIDS prevention-reliability and validity;
  • Nursing workforce project of Wyoming;
  • LEAP from RN to MS: Preparing nurse educators;
  • Wyoming inventory for client and agency planning assessment project;
  • Relationship between perceived social support and general well-being;
  • Heart dysfunction, insulin resistance, ER stress in obesity and diabetes;

All of our projects have a strong translation component such that research will lead to novel intervention and rehabilitation strategies to improve health and function reducing illness and disability.

I invite you to take a few moments and browse this section of the CHS website to meet some of the great people we work with, and see some of the exciting work we are doing.


Jun Ren, MD, PhD, FAHA, CHS Associate Dean for Research and Director of Wyoming INBRE Program.

Health Science Center, Room 594




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