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Psychologist J. Steven Reznick and his colleagues are trying to figure out when working memory develops, and whether it might be related to developmental disabilities. They measure a child’s development and cognitive abilities using a variety of technology and computer software tests.
Julie Barroso, assistant professor of nursing, conducted a pilot study examining the relationship between physiological and psychological factors that accompany fatigue with HIV infection. She found a strong relationship between fatigue severity and both anxiety and depression. Now, Carolina researchers are trying to provide relief.
Sheryl Zimmerman and Philip Sloane are codirectors of the Program on Aging, Disablement, and Long-Term Care. They intend to identify what characteristics of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities have a positive effect on residents. One area they are exploring is reminiscence therapy.
Treatment for extreme anxiety disorders can be difficult when a patient’s relatives are emotionally overinvolved. Dianne Chambless, professor of psychology, is studying how the patients’ household relationships influence whether the patients complete treatment. She hopes to develop an intervention that keeps family better informed and directly involved.
North Carolina is investing $640 million in a ten-year plan that it hopes will propel it to the Number One position in the nation in biomanufacturing. Maurer and Aitoro discuss the plan and its director, Dr. Leslie Alexandre, who is president and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.