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Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

A new $2 million grant aimed at increasing participation and diversity in Ph.D. science and engineering programs focusing on research relevant to human health will be put into action at UNT this fall. G-RISE, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will develop a diverse pool of Ph.D. students for careers in the biomedical research fields at UNT.

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Examining How Cloth Masks Affect Exercise

Examining How Cloth Masks Affect Exercise

Exercising while wearing a cloth mask may lead to more work, heavier breathing and faster fatigue, according to a joint study between UNT and Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star in Frisco.

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Curbing Obesity in Minority Children

Curbing Obesity in Minority Children

Tao Zhang and Jean Keller, faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, are exploring whether a physical activity promotion program — administered through Head Start and by parents at home — can improve health outcomes for preschoolers from underserved communities.

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Modeling Hyperglycemia

Modeling Hyperglycemia

Pamela Padilla, associate vice president of research and innovation, and three of her Ph.D. students are using the C. elegans genetic model system to study how genes function in hyperglycemia, a leading indicator of Type 2 diabetes. Rajeev Azad, associate professor of mathematics, also is a collaborator on the project and is using computational tools to analyze the resulting large data sets.

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Reducing Disparities in Special Education

Reducing Disparities in Special Education

Brenda Barrio, associate professor of special education, in collaboration with Susan Nichols, interim executive director of UNT’s Kristin Farmer Autism Center, are researching the disparities in diagnoses and treatment of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Hospital Acquired MRSA Infection Study

Hospital Acquired MRSA Infection Study

Professors from UNT and the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth recently published a study of more than 300 hospitals across the U.S. that showed patients were dramatically less likely to be infected with hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals with more private patient rooms.

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Study on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Collegiate Athletes During Pandemic

Study on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Collegiate Athletes During Pandemic

The UNT Center of Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence, in collaboration with Wayne State University, has released results in an ongoing study examining the overall health, performance and psychological wellbeing of collegiate athletes during the pandemic.

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Improving Lives Through Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Improving Lives Through Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Ifana Mahbub is creating a new wireless recording, stimulation and power system that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery.

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First Westheimer Fellow Selected

First Westheimer Fellow Selected

UNT Distinguished Alumnus Bruzzy Westheimer funded the new Westheimer Science Research Fellow program, specifically designed to support undergraduate research in UNT Mathematics' brand-new Statistics Lab. The first fellow, undergraduate Giorgio Di Salvo, and biostatistics professor Xuexia Wang are developing a novel and powerful statistical model to identify susceptible genes for complex diseases.

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Cell Death, Pathway to New Treatments

Cell Death, Pathway to New Treatments

Skylar King and Chipo Gray, in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently authored a paper in Cell Death & Differentiation about the cell death pathway and the CISD gene family.

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Researcher Receives Prestigious Powe Award

Researcher Receives Prestigious Powe Award

April Becker, assistant professor of behavioral analysis, earned a 2019 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for her improvements for stroke research.

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