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Research Pursuits - News from the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
May 2013

Investigator Spotlight

Link Found Between Being Bullied, Suicidality in Inpatients
In this month's Investigator Spotlight, psychiatrist Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD, describes a recent study at Akron Children's Hospital in which investigators found that being bullied is a covariant to suicidality among psychiatric inpatients. Watch Video

Research News

Database Helps Show Value of No-Fluoroscopy Ablations
Cardiologists at Akron Children’s Hospital have led the nation in performing radiation-free ablations, switching from fluoroscopy to three-dimensional electrophysiology mapping. As part of its efforts to encourage other facilities to follow suit, they have created a database to track the benefits of this procedure. Read more

Akron Children's Nurse Research Leader Honored
Aris Beoglos Eliades, PhD, RN, CNS, (at far right) was recently honored by the Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative with its Legacy Award, which recognizes the outstanding support or impact of an individual or organization for nursing education, retention, environment, and recruitment, as well as patient care. Read more

Translational Science Seminar

Mapping Epidemics Allows for Targeted Responses

Epidemics have many aspects – biological, environmental and social, among them. Being able to map out an epidemic’s incidence may help public health officials hone in on the point of origin and cause, maximizing efforts to end it. This fascinating aspect of public health was addressed at the March Translational Science Seminar at Akron Children's Hospital. Read more

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