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Life Span Institute researcher responds to NIH changes designation changes for people with disabilities

The National Institutes of Health has announced changes that will now designate people with disabilities as a population with health disparities.

Art therapy shows promise in residential treatment setting for women with substance abuse disorder

A study from KU researchers at the KU Life Span Institute's Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment of women in residential treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) indicates the creation of visual art indeed may be an effective strategy to reduce “delay discounting.”

KU alumnus publishes research on cannabis use and driving with support from Guthrie award

Will Davis, a KU alumnus mentored by Michael Amlung of the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, recently published research on cannabis use with the help of the Patrick Guthrie Hawks for Hope Award. 

John Colombo one of four Higuchi Award Winners

LAWRENCE — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities were named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. 

Life Span Institute investigators recognized for research excellence at KU Athletics events

KU highlights exceptional faculty researchers who exhibit talent and tenacity in their academic disciplines, heightening the university's reputation as one of the nation’s leading research universities.

Study to explore potential for using app to measure hydration

Staying hydrated by drinking fluids is about more than quenching your thirst. Joints work better and can absorb the shock of movement. Toxins get flushed, your skin is more resilient and your kidneys can better remove waste.

Pilot Study Demonstrates Potential for PTSD Treatment Program for Veterans, First Responders

An intensive five-day treatment for veterans with PTSD had significantly lower drop-out rates compared to more lengthy interventions, according to results from a pilot study authored Bruce Liese, clinical director at the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the KU Life Span…

Community engaged research focus of 2024 Collaboratory

About 100 KU Span Institute staff, investigators and students gathered Jan. 11 for the 2024 Collaboratory at Maceli’s.  Presentations explored community engagement and the impact of research. 

Books Provide Road Map for Educators, Schools to Promote Self-Determination

Two new books based upon research at the KU Life Span Institute provide a road map for educators, school communities and families to promote self-determination and use the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction, or SDLMI.

Researchers Concerned About Proposed Changes to U.S. Census

Researchers concerned changes to the American Community Survey, the most comprehensive survey of American life, has the potential to significantly disrupt the knowledge of and ability to conduct research about people with disabilities.

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