Content with Disciplines : Biology

Relationships hold the key to trustworthy and productive translational science: Recommendations for expanding community engagement in biomedical research

Good relationships between research institutions and communities are an essential, but often neglected, part of the infrastructure of translational science. In this article, the authors report the results of a workshop they convened to learn how such relationships are best created and sustained. They highlight common barriers and challenges that hinder relationships, and provide recommendations that research institutions and teams can use to expand and strengthen their relationships with community members. Yarborough, M., Edwards, K., Espinoza, P., Geller, G., Sarwal, A., Sharp, R. R., & Spicer, P. Relationships hold the key to trustworthy and productive translational science: Recommendations for expanding…

Biology: Finding relvance in service

Biology 101, the introductory biology course at Western Washington University, lists as one of its primary objectives, to develop an understanding of science, the scientific method, and the relevance of science to our lives. To this end, all students are required to engage in a community project. Students engage in a community service effort of their choosing, and use the experience to reflect on the ways that their interactions with people and the environment relate to biology. From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy Contact: Biology Department at Phone: 360-650-3627…

HIV/AIDS and Its Biological and Social Impact

PHILOSOPHY OF GENERAL EDUCATION A complex array of forces continually transforms our world. Marygrove’s general education program engages these forces, providing opportunities to examine them from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Our objective is not only to disseminate information about forces that shape our world but also to intensify our critical thinking about them. At Marygrove we try to make certain that all the courses you take will help you develop skills that can be put to use in your professional and personal life. The classes are designed to assist you in: Strengthening writing, critical thinking, oral communication, and research…

The Diverse Faces of AIDS: Prevention, Education, & Treatment

This course is designed to introduce students to one of the most critical and intriguing health issues in history-the AIDS epidemic. Students in this course will learn about the diverse range of individuals impacted by HIV and AIDS and will discover the range of prevention, education, treatment, and advocacy, services that are offered throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. As students interact with those who live with HIV / AIDS and those who provide AIDS-related services, they will experience the human face of AIDS and explore the complex nature of this epidemic with its range of social, psychological, political, religious, and…

Communication and Aging

Course Description Course content includes the study of: biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of communication in normal aging and in a variety of disorders of speech, language, cognition, and hearing that affect elderly adults; diagnostic and treatment issues related to communication in aging; political, cultural, economic, and national health care issues affecting the delivery of services to assist elderly adults with communication disorders; expansion of career. opportunities in geriatric communication disorders. Service-Learning Component A large focus of this offering of HSS 733 will be on its service-learning component. Service- learning is an experiential teaching/learning approach that emphasizes active, engaged learning…