Throughout Illinois Tech faculty and students are exploring how we can be more healthy as individuals and a society. This research encompass chronic conditions, disease, the environment, food safety, medical devices, medical imaging, mental health, nutrition, and sports.
Health and Wellness
Collagen researcher Joseph Orgel's latest findings uncover key immunoreceptor domain that may have implications for the treatment of COVID-19 and some autoimmune conditions.
Institute of Design faculty member Tomoko Ichikawa has developed a Caregiver Decision Support Tool in response to the special needs of African-American caregivers and Alzheimer's patients.
Psychology faculty members Eun-Jeong Lee and Nicole Ditchman won the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association 2020 Research Award for their breakthrough paper.
Psychology researchers Patrick Corrigan and Lindsay Sheehan propose using peer navigators to help improve diet and lifestyle outcomes for African Americans with severe mental illness.
Food and nutrition researcher Britt Burton-Freeman says that regular consumption of the red fruit may contribute to "reduced colonic inflammation, reduced gut permeability, metabolic influences, and a healthier gut microbial community."
A student team working with Studio Associate Professor Alphonso Peluso used architecture principles and 3D printing to come up with a lighter, less expensive, and, ultimately, more comfortable prosthesis than the standard.