Dr. Sara Bayramzadeh named recipient of the Kent State University New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award

conceptual of external modern trauma room building

Kent State University has announced the recipients of the New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award (New ORSA). These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of faculty who have been at Kent State for 10 years or less and are sponsored by the University Research Council.

Sara Bayramzadeh

One of this year’s New ORSA winners, Sara Bayramzadeh Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University and the Elliot Professor in the Elliot Program for Master of Healthcare Design (MHCD).

Bayramzadeh’s research project, “Toward a Model of Safety and Care for Trauma Room Design,” focuses on the improvement of patient safety through the redesign of level-one trauma rooms.

Bayramzadeh and her team of collaborators at Kent State and Cleveland Clinic Akron General were awarded $2.4 million over a span of four years to create a safer area for patients to recover and a more efficient environment for medical staff to conduct their work.

Her nomination letter underscored Bayramzadeh’s ability to manage large multidisciplinary research teams, the opportunities that her research has provided to graduate and undergraduate research assistants, and the fact that this is the second-largest federally funded research project in the field of healthcare design, interior design, and architecture nationally.

For more information on this project, visit www.kent.edu/research/news/kent-state-healthcare-design-researcher-receives-2-million-design-safer-and-more.

For more information on the Health Systems and Facilities Design Graduate Certificate, visit the program page.

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