Ten undergraduate and graduate respiratory therapy (RT) students helped rural Nicaraguans breathe a little easier following their first ever RT study abroad trip to San Estaban and a rural village outside of Jinotega, Nicaragua. These students took nine days out of their busy schedules to travel to this remote coffee farming community to assess the… more »
A person’s sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia State University study.
“We found that marathon performance decline begins at about 35 years old,” said Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, lead author of the study and associate professor in the Department… more »
Stephanie West pursued her integrated bachelor’s and master’s degree in respiratory therapy while undergoing the grueling process of hemodialysis for chronic kidney disease. She credits Georgia State professors for helping her manage her health while she was taking classes. Her roommate also assisted by setting up facetime during course lectures.
“I feel blessed that my… more »
Deidra Bohannon knew from a young age that she was interested in a career related to science. She decided to pursue a degree in healthcare based on her exposure to the medical field while caring for her mother, who suffered from ailments including chronic bronchitis. During hospital visits, Bohannon met a practitioner who introduced her… more »
The Effect of Wearing and Not Wearing Gloves on Microbial Growth on the Mechanical Ventilator Control Surface, an In-Vitro Study
Rayan Siraj, (M.S., Respiratory Therapy, 2015) noticed numerous clinicians at clinical sites did not wear gloves when carrying out procedures and would subsequently transport microbes from patient to patient. After observing this oversight, Siraj decided… more »
NCAA student-athletes assume many roles in their collegiate career, student, athlete, and leader. Respiratory therapy student and court volleyball scholarship player Deidra Bohannon is all three. Bohannon decided to pursue a degree in respiratory therapy following her mother’s health struggles. Heavily impacted by the caregivers who assisted her mother, Bohannon did a little research on… more »