PAGE 21 ©2017 THE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE | FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY Medical Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Alzheimer’s Dr. Shubo Han of the Department of Chemistry and Physics is investigating the links between TBI, the aggregation of amyloid β peptide with heavy metal ions associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to better understand the progression of the disease. Currently, AD is the most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting millions of people in the United States. With the increasing rates of TBI in the military, the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s will increase greatly in the upcoming decades. Vaccine Development Dr. Eid Haddad of the Department of Biological Sciences is working on a multivalent vaccine for influenza. The new vaccine would provide protection against the majority of forms of influenza. This would prevent “flu” vaccine providers from using the best guess of what strain of flu would appear the next year. Medical Devices Dr. Carla Raineri Padilla of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs is actively involved in developing medical devices for wound recovery and treatment and for patient treatment. She currently has one patent and is working on others.