Accession Number:

ADA592387

Title:

Rural Health, Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas (CERMUSA). Addendum

Descriptive Note:

Final addendum 5 May 2009 - 30 Jun 2010

Corporate Author:

SAINT FRANCIS COLLEGE LORETTO PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

199.0

Abstract:

Saint Francis University s Center of Excellence for Rural and Medically Under-Served Areas CERMUSA dedicates its resources to identify and address difficulties facing the rural communities in the regions of western Pennsylvania. CERMUSA researches off-the-shelf technologies and finds unique ways to incorporate them to deliver telemedicine and distance education to those in need. In 2009, an American Institute of Biological Scientists AIBS review panel evaluated CERMUSA s research portfolio. Since then, CERMUSA has incorporated key recommendations, such as employing a biostatistician to assist researchers to plan, collect, and analyze data and its presentation. A research advisory committee and the exploration of establishing a regional telemedicine network with regional partners into the research process to help the researchers maintain high research standards and make CERMUSA a valuable and relevant asset for its sponsors has also been incorporated. In 2008, CERMUSA conducted research studies in Medical Simulation, Autism and Percussion Therapy, and Quality of Life Assistive Technologies for the returning wounded soldiers and elderly to enhance their living experience, among other projects. In the future, CERMUSA will continue to use the best research practices in newly-undertaken studies such as PTSDTBI, the importance of physical activity for cancer survivors, and remote woundcare management using handheld wireless devices

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE