Thursday, Aug. 9
Dr. Montserrat Rabago-Smith from the Chemistry/Biochemistry department presents: Research in the frontier of Chemistry and Biology

This talk will include of a variety of advances in research at the frontier of chemistry and biology accomplished here at Kettering University. A brief discussion of the importance of research in chemistry and biology will be presented. Topics will cover: progress in the development of biodegradable, reabsorbable materials with bone healing capabilities; surface modification of orthopedic materials to improve their biocompatibility and mechanical properties; the study of antioxidants’ role in cancer protection; novel synthesis of antibacterials; the development of a novel method to study proteins; and the use of biosand filters to provide drinkable water to communities in need.

Thursday, Sept. 6
Dr. Jeffrey Hargrove from the Mechanical Engineering department presents Current Understandings and Research in Treating Chronic Central Pain

Chronic pain is a global healthcare crisis, yet current treatment modalities often fail to achieve relief because of uncertain diagnoses, a lack of effective treatments, and inadequate patient and clinician knowledge about the best ways to manage pain. However, recent research in neural network connectivity and pain processing in the brain is revealing central mechanisms that may lead to promising new diagnostic and treatment strategies for chronic pain. Dr. Jeff Hargrove of the Mechanical Engineering Department will discuss centralized chronic pain, the current state of knowledge in the field, and his clinical research on neuromodulatory approaches to pain management.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend these speeches, and lunch will be served to the first 100 people.

Location: 2-225 AB from 12:25 - 1:15 pm
Sponsor by: Provost Robert Simpson and Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris, Director of CETL