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Oct 10 2014

TEDx Explores Harmonic Tectonics

Oct 03 2014

NYIT Students Surpass the $1 Million Mark in Combined Earnings from Internships

Sep 24 2014

TEDxNYIT: Creating Harmony in a World Experiencing Tectonic Shifts

Sep 19 2014

Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

Sep 19 2014

NYIT Engineering Professor Wins NIH Grant for Robotics Research

Oct 21 2014

Interdisciplinary Studies Career Panel

Oct 21 2014

Dig Lavender: Volleyball vs. Queens (N.Y.)

Oct 22 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art: Opening Reception

Oct 23 2014

“The Year of Turkey 2014” - The Heritage of Turkish Art: Exhibition

Oct 23 2014

Relay for Life Interest Meeting

Research and Clerkships

The center is establishing clerkships for College of Osteopathic Medicine fourth year students in developing areas of the world. These clerkships will fall within two main areas, research and community service. Other opportunities are available for students in NYIT’s School of Health Professions.

Research and ISRC Grant Information

One of the Rohde Foundation's initiatives is the Mothers Providing Care (MPC) program. The objective of the MPC program is to train a voluntary group of female community leaders to provide outreach educational instruction to pregnant women. The outreach instruction includes the expectations and complications of pregnancy, with specific focus on the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage, and the significance of these, as contributors to the poor outcomes of pregnancy.

The purpose of the research study, Evaluation of Mothers Providing Care Program and its Effectiveness in Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Ghana, is to assess the impact of the MPC program in reducing eclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage. The first part of the research survey was completed in August 2009 (currently being analyzed), and yielded 596 surveys on the prevalence of these two disorders in the region. The 2010 survey's purpose will be to identify the impacting factors of the MPC program in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality through early recognition and evaluation of deleterious conditions.

The anticipated outcome is that when women understand and recognize these warning signs and risk factors, that they will seek timely medical care from health professionals and/or hospitals. We expect to expand this program to other areas of Ghana, and the ultimate goal of this study is to decrease the maternal morbidity and mortality in the eastern region of Ghana.

An ISRC Grant was obtained by Drs. Ahmed and Cho in November 2009.

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