Karuna Meda
“Beyond the Bench” – Striving to Improve Representation in Science
A graduate student who didn’t see herself in science now looks for opportunities to increase awareness among students about what a scientist is and does.
Finding Calm in Ocean Waves and Galaxies
Researchers explore whether an immersive environment of calming imagery and sound can reduce stress.
Jefferson Investigates: COVID and Platelets, Training for Inclusive Care and Benefits of Safe, Green Spaces
Exploring how COVID can alter the genetic composition of platelets, a training program to improve care for sexual and gender minorities and how safety can influence the health benefits of parks.
What Can Sports Reveal About America?
Dr. Kevin Thompson shares the lessons he’s learned by studying the connection between sports, politics and culture in American society.
Jefferson Investigates: Fentanyl Test Strips, Liver Transplantation, Trauma and Maternal Mortality
New research on using harm reduction tools in emergency rooms; reassessing liver donors who were on life support; and investigating the impact of trauma in Black maternal mortality.
How Do We Improve Awareness About Menstruation and Period Poverty?
Conversations around menstrual health may combat stigma and improve equal access to period products.
The Science Behind Forensic Drug Analysis
Forensic toxicologists work across the medical and criminal legal systems to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of drugs in the U.S.
Solving the Mystery of Knee Pain
A physical therapist works to understand why knee pain affects some people and not others — and how to treat it.
Jefferson Investigates: Mitochondrial DNA, Transgender Care, Menstrual Equity
New research explores how mitochondrial genetic material is inherited; improving culturally competent care for transgender patients; and the lack of menstrual supplies in prison.
Jefferson Investigates: Maternal Death, Traumatic Brain Injury and Cellular Identity
How a common antibiotic can reduce sepsis during labor, how confidence can help memory recovery after traumatic brain injury, and how cells pass identity down to daughter cells.
How Can Occupational Therapists Help People With Long COVID?
With a lack of validated rehabilitation interventions for people with long COVID, occupational therapy could help patients get their lives back to normal.