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In the Media

Your Weird Doodles Are Good For Your Chill

June 30, 2017

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 30 story in Vice's Tonic about her study that showed making art can activate the brain’s reward pathway.

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Researchers Find Doodling Could Be Beneficial For Your Brain

June 26, 2017

A study about how art activates the brain’s reward pathway by Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in June 26 CBS Local and KYW-Newsradio (1060 AM) stories.

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Good News for Doodlers: Drawing and Colouring Triggers Feelings of Pleasure in the Brain  

June 20, 2017

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 19 Daily Mail story about her study into how art-making activates the reward pathways of the brain. She was also quoted in a June 20 Yahoo Style article covering her study, and mentioned in a Spirituality & Health magazine article on it. Additionally, the study was featured in a June 20 KSTU-SLC (FOX 13, Salt Lake City) segment.

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Cut Down on Plastic Bags

June 19, 2017

Stephen Gambescia, PhD, clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, wrote a letter to the editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer June 19 about the importance of the state legislature allowing for local government to have its own provisions, citing the state recently pre-empting local rules limiting plastic bag use.

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The Doodler Abides

June 14, 2017

Girija Kaimal, EdD, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 14 Pacific Standard article about her study into the effect art-making has on the brain’s reward pathway. Detroit’s WJR-AM also covered the study during a segment June 15.

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Forget Bill Cosby; I Hate to See his Wife Dragged Down Like This

June 13, 2017

Argie Allen, PhD, director of clinical training in the Couples and Family Therapy program of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed for a June 14 Philadelphia Daily News article focusing on the presence of Camille Cosby at Bill Cosby's trial.

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Why Talking About Suicide May Be Our Best Hope for Stopping Suicide

June 7, 2017

Guy Diamond, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 7 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story on the importance of talking about suicide to prevent it. 

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Bi-Bi-Bi: What If 80 Percent Of The World Is ‘Secretly Choosing’ To Be Straight?

May 25, 2017

A study on LGBT populations and mental health, authored by Annie Shearer, a former researcher in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, with Guy Diamond, PhD, director of the Center for Family Intervention Science in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in a May 25 Huffington Post story about whether much of the world is bisexual and just hiding it.

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