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UNT Professor Helps Adults with Intellectual Disabilities through Trauma-informed Treatment

UNT Professor Helps Adults with Intellectual Disabilities through Trauma-informed Treatment

UNT professor Joe Dracobly is working to help adults with intellectual disabilities, who may not be able to verbalize their feelings, through trauma-informed research and treatment plans. 

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Addressing Mental Health Disparities

Addressing Mental Health Disparities

Four UNT professors are addressing health disparities by training the next generation of counselors and social workers to offer trauma-informed, bilingual mental health services to minorities in both behavioral health and integrated care settings.

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Collaborating with City of Lewisville on Creation of Needed Park

Collaborating with City of Lewisville on Creation of Needed Park

A UNT professor and a group of undergraduate students in the College of Health and Public Service are using their expertise to help bring much needed green space to a Lewisville community.

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Studying Continuum of Care for Homeless People During COVID-19 Outbreak

Studying Continuum of Care for Homeless People During COVID-19 Outbreak

A researcher in the College of Health and Public Service is studying how the continuum of care for homeless people, which includes the social, medical, public health and education sectors, has changed during COVID-19.

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Hurricane Evacuation Amid COVID-19 Protocols

Hurricane Evacuation Amid COVID-19 Protocols

Tristan Wu, associate professor of emergency management and disaster science, is researching hurricane evacuations during COVID-19. The project, funded by a National Science Foundation Rapid Grant, will involve surveys and interviews with households and emergency managers in Texas and Louisiana affected by hurricanes Laura and Delta.

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Researcher Named Early-Career Research Fellow

Researcher Named Early-Career Research Fellow

Emergency Management and Disaster Science Assistant Professor Elyse Zavar, who studies the role of home buyouts in disaster recovery and hazard mitigation, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top scientific leaders researching ways to improve the wellbeing of coastal communities and ecosystems.

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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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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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