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Encouraging the next generation of scholars

Pamela Padilla, interim associate vice president for research and innovation, was recently highlighted by the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, the largest STEM diversity organization in the country.

Padilla's work as a scientist, professor of biological sciences and university leader was told as part of the SACNAS Biography Project. She is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award. Her research, which has been continually supported by either the NIH or NSF, focuses on how environmental and dietary stress affects living organisms at the cellular, genetic and molecular levels as a means to model human health issues including ischemia and diabetes. 

UNT scholars like Dr. Padilla are a key reason UNT is leading the nation and innovating change as a Tier One research university.