©2017 THE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE | FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY PAGE 20 Medical Identification of Individual Humans through DNA from Hematophagous Insects Dr. Khalid Lodhi, Director of the Forensics Sciences Program is currently researching and has been successful in extracting DNA from the blood diet of bed bugs and mosquitos and then creating a DNA profile and identifying the human individual that it came from. Dr. Lodhi is currently expanding his research into other hematopha- gous insects and in developing timelines from blood meal to human DNA individual identification. Mammalian Reproduction and Fertilization Dr. Subir Nagdas of the Department of Chemistry and Physics is actively researching the role of the sperm acrosome in reproduction and is focused on identifying the mechanisms regulating the release of acrosomal hydrolases during the egg-induced acrosome reaction and elucidating the role of the epididymis in maintaining sperm viability. Improved Doctor/Patient Communication Dr. Alexandru Stana and Dr. Alanna Miller of the Department of Communication have been conducting research with medical centers on how to improve doctor/patient communication. The study entitled “Uncertainty in Cardiac Position during Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Radio Therapy for Left-Sided Breast Cancer Patients,” examines how better to explain the risks of the therapy to the cancer patients and how to calm the patients, as well as the medical doctors providing the treatment.