Dean Beebe, PhD, ABPP to present seminar, 8/30/19, 11:00 AM, LIB-110 “Sleepy, surly, spacey, sedentary, sugared-up, scary on the road, somatic/sore, and a bit less smart: The causal impact of short..”

 

Dean W. Beebe, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor, Director of Neuropsychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

“Sleepy, surly, spacey, sedentary, sugared-up, scary on the road, somatic/sore, and a bit less smart: The causal impact of short sleep in adolescents”

When compared against consensus guidelines, adolescents in the US chronically get too little sleep, especially on school nights. Sleep duration guidelines are based heavily upon correlational studies that link short sleep with many of the major challenges in adolescent health. However, those studies are prone to confounding variables, and the much smaller experimental literature has too often used non-representative samples, unrealistic “doses” of sleep restriction, and non-applied outcome measures. This talk summarizes findings from an experimental research program that examines the impact of realistic changes in sleep duration on demographically diverse adolescents across a number of real-world outcome domains. Findings suggest that short sleep, at a level experienced by many adolescents, is causally related to daytime sleepiness, inattention, negative mood, poorer mood regulation, less learning, poorer vehicle control on the road, increased somatic complaints, and an obesogenic energy balance due to increases in both dietary intake and sedentary behavior. Further, findings suggest that so-called “naturally” short-sleeping adolescents would often benefit from getting longer sleep. This line of experimental research dovetails with past correlational studies to show that inadequate sleep causally contributes to adolescent health risk, opening new avenues for sleep as a broad health promotion tool and as intervention in particularly high-risk groups.

Friday, August 30, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM, LIB-110
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Participate or Volunteer with the GM Financial Parade of Lights 2019

 

Participate or Volunteer with the GM Financial Parade of Lights 2019

https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/participate/volunteer/

The Application form for the 2019 GM Financial Parade of Lights is now open.

The Parade of Lights is a light-filled parade through the #1 Downtown in the U.S.A. We typically seek a variety of float and special effect entries, including bands, groups and individuals, to participate including schools, competitive dance groups, arts and cultural groups, musical groups, individuals, and families.

We look for creativity, originality and, most of all…incredible lighting, wonderful music and awesome special effects! The more creative the entry, the better the chance of acceptance and of making this parade one of the most creative in all of Texas. The success of the Parade of Lights has been based on the originality and artistic creation of our floats and entries, and on the spectacular use of lights and special effects has set this parade apart.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, please complete our online registration. Note that all entries must have a valid application on file with us.
• Enter a Unit – Each year, we look for illuminated motorized and towed floats, human powered floats, walking units, sculptural units, costumes/masks entries, walking units, performance units and bands, automotive and other motorized units. Lights, special effects…music!
• Purchase seats for your entire family, or purchase a block of seats and celebrate the holidays Downtown with employees, clients or other guests. Seat sales begin August 15. Click here to go to our Street Seats page
• Volunteer! The parade and our afternoon activities wouldn’t happen without our hundreds of dedicated volunteers, needed to walk in the parade, help with staging…and more! Our online signup form will be available August 1, 2019. Please check back soon.
We are focused more than ever on the quality of our entries. Thousands of people from around the Metroplex join us downtown, some purchasing front row seats, and our float participants provide the show!
You’re invited to join us on our one-mile parade route with colorful illuminated floats, beautiful antique cars, marching bands, equestrian units, horse-drawn carriages and a cast of delightful characters dressed in their holiday best. The unforgettable parade and an annual visit from Santa Claus and his elves will make the Parade of Lights a fun-filled holiday experience for the entire family.
Please review our Parade Policies prior to applying as you will be responsible for all information contained therein. We need YOU to be a part of our spectacular celebration!

POWDERPUFF T-SHIRTS FOR SALE!

 

Powderpuff season is upon us! To show our support and enthusiasm for the annual PT-PA powderpuff game, the Physical Therapy Student Association is selling T-Shirts as a fundraiser until September 20! Shirts are $15 each. If you need more information to make a payment, please contact Emily Bow at eeb0094@my.unthsc.edu or Allison Traina at at0632@my.unthsc.edu.
Here is the link to order your shirt:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Rj3ZnHL-M5QLidJonbAblrNwj0ZUxCnD-_Xfk2Pj3j0/edit?usp=sharing

Everett Fire Alarm Project

 

Hello Everyone,
Facilities is continuing the upgrading of the fire alarm system in Everett. This process will include installing new devices and removing old equipment. Installers will need access to most spaces in the building. They will take care to work around class and event schedules in shared spaces. They will also need to access offices and labs. They will install one device at a time, floor by floor, and then remove devices the same way after installation is complete.
Terry Rogers will contact lab and office occupants before work is set to begin on their floor. Please direct any questions or special scheduling concerns to him at terry.rogers@unthsc.edu. Installers will typically spend an hour per room as they go (more for large rooms with several devices). The project will be ongoing for approximately twenty weeks, and work will now begin on the 3rd Floor starting August 27.
The goal of the Facilities Department is to minimize impact on students and faculty throughout the process. Thank you for your understanding in this matter while we upgrade our systems to serve you better. If you have any questions or concerns please call X2181

UNTHSC Student Technology Survey

 

UNTHSC Students:
We invite you to participate in a survey about student technology use at UNTHSC. The Center for Innovative Learning is conducting this survey. Our objective is to understand what technologies are most important for you to be a successful learner as a UNTHSC student.

The information you provide will help us understand how best to satisfy the technology needs of students at UNTHSC. This survey is anonymous. No one will be able to identify you, nor will know whether you participated. Nothing you say on the questions will in any way influence your present or future status at UNTHSC.

Your participation is voluntary. If you have any questions or concerns about completing the survey, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at canvas@unthsc.edu.

Please take the Student Technology Survey here: https://unthsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HZyp2O1JIUZebr

Hispanic or Non-Hispanic White woman between the ages of 38-45 who is a military veteran needed for study

 

Hispanic or Non-Hispanic White woman between the ages of 38-45 who is a veteran without any concussion/mild TBI in the past 6 years is needed as a control for Alzheimer’s disease study.

Dr. Nejtek’s lab at UNT Health Science Center needs participants for a research study to help us determine if mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) might be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

Participants need to have a high school diploma or GED, and be able to speak, read & write English.

There is only 1 study visit lasting about 1-hr. & 45-min., and participants will be compensated for their time.Participants will undergo mood assessments & neurocognitive tests, as well as provide a small blood sample (about 4 teaspoons).

Please call 817-735-0133 for more information and to see if you qualify

Military Veterans with diagnosed/undiagnosed mild TBI (concussion) in past 6 years ages 25-45 needed for research study

 

Dr. Nejtek’s lab at UNT Health Science Center needs participants for a research study to help us determine if mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) might be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

Participants need to have a high school diploma or GED, and be able to speak, read & write English.

There is only 1 study visit lasting about 1-hr. & 45-min., and participants will be compensated for their time.

Participants will undergo mood assessments & neurocognitive tests, as well as provide a small blood sample (about 4 teaspoons).

Please call 817-735-0133 for more information and to see if you qualify!

People between the ages of 40-90 with early stage Parkinson’s disease needed for study

 

Dr. Nejtek’s lab is needing people with early stage Parkinson’s disease who are not currently exercising to participate in a research study.

Her research is to determine if mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a risk factor for Parkinson’s disease (PD), or Parkinsonism (P).

Who might qualify?
-People with early stage PD/P who are not currently exercising
-Ages 40-90
-High school diploma or GED
-Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic or Black/African American
-Can read, write & speak English

There will be a 30-40 minute screening to see if you are eligible, followed by one 1-hr study visit. You will be compensated for both the screening and study visit if you complete all screening and study procedures.

For more information, please call 817-735-0133.