New tenured and tenure-track faculty for 2019-20 announced

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Eleven outstanding scholars joined the tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences for the 2019-20 academic year.

Researchers collaborate in Iowa State University project promoting faculty success for women in STEM

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A new Iowa State research project will focus on developing solutions for problems that women faculty encounter while working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments. Morrill Professor in geological and atmospheric sciences Cinzia Cervato is leading the project across four Midwestern universities. Associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Human Sciences and School of Education professor, Robert Reason, will be working as an Iowa State collaborator.

ISU research explores why more women are drinking

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An Iowa State research team that includes assistant professor of human development and family studies Cassandra Dorius dispels myths about women's alcohol consumption and points out important mental and physical health issues linked to alcohol use.

Endocannabinoid and exercise research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

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A team of researchers, including Jacob Meyer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State, looked into how the body's endocannabinoids (naturally-occurring cannabinoid molecules and their receptors) and exercise can help alleviate depression and its symptoms. Their findings were published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 

Jennifer Margrett named interim associate dean for research and graduate education

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Jennifer Margrett has been named interim associate dean for research and graduate education in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, effective August 1.

Family experience influences diabetes risk, management for African Americans

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African American families are more at risk for Type 2 diabetes. A team of CHS researchers dug deep into the family dynamics of 20 African American families to identify factors that may put them at more risk, and how to better manage the disease in the future.

Li-Shan Chou leads kinesiology as professor and chair

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Li-Shan Chou, a scholar who applies engineering and mechanical theories to enhance understanding of mechanisms that govern human locomotion, became professor and chair of kinesiology at Iowa State University on July 1.

Hackmann begins as director of School of Education, inaugural Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor

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Donald Hackmann was named director of the School of Education and inaugural Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor in the College of Human Sciences in January. His appointments came into effect July 1.

Tera Jordan’s article republished by numerous news outlets

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HDFS Associate Professor Tera Jordan's article has been republished by a large amount of news sources from across the U.S. They are all listed within this post.

Antioxidant SOD1 puts up fight, loses battle against toxic tau protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. The antioxidant, superoxide dismutase or SOD1, improves cognition, but an Iowa State University research team found SOD1’s protective benefits dramatically weaken when levels of tau proteins – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – increase.