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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Interruption – Aug 1-2 in Lot 19


The Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Lot 19 will be replaced on August 1st and 2nd. Drivers can still charge at the stations located in the east parking garage. More information can be found on the link above or at

Questions? Call ext 2451 or email

Back To School Bash with Samaritan House


The Samaritan House of Fort Worth has asked for UNT Health Science Center to help with their back to school drive, by collecting items for the children in their residential homes.

Samaritan House has requested 50 of each of the following items:
12 pack of pencils
Thin-line markers
Boxes of Kleenex
Manila drawing paper

Donation boxes can be found in the Lobby of MET and the Library.
Donations can also be dropped off in EAD Office 802J.

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to Sara Correa (ext. 2254) in the Community and Alumni Relations Office.

Statistical Consulting Walk-Ins by BECCS


Walk-in statistical consultations are available for any UNTHSC faculty or staff every Friday from 10 am to 12 pm in EAD 640.Services are provided by the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting and Collaboration Services (BECCS), housed in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.During the walk-ins, our PhD students can answer simple statistics questions or connect you with one of our faculty.

Funding News from Foundation Relations


The Ardmore Institute of Health awarded Dr. Christina Robinson and Deborah Gillespie $49,981 for their Lifestyle Medicine Health Education and Intervention Program – “Family Central” that will benefit underserved Fort Worth families.

The Leo Potishman Foundation awarded UNTHSC Foundation $200,000 in support of student scholarships.

The JES Edwards Foundation awarded Dr. Mary Quiceno $75,000 for her Cognitive Health Improvement Program – CHIP, which will provide a comprehensive brain health program to the Tarrant County community.

PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense – Srichand Jasti 8/14/19 2-3pm EAD 719


PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense

Defended by
Srichand Jasti, ME, MStat
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

“Improving the efficiency of optimal designs for dose
response models by using a multistage approach”

Dissertation Committee:

Rajesh Nandy, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Sumihiro Suzuki, PhD Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Subhash Aryal, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Is anybody listening? How to make sure folks on campus hear your news


You’ve got some great information that would be helpful to many on campus. How do you make sure they hear it?

Learn how in a brief Caffeinate & Communicate session by the Office of Brand and Communication:

9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

EAD 719

Coffee, water and breakfast pastries provided

Presenters Cari Hyden and Betsy Friauf will show you how to make your messages compelling and help make sure they get to the right people.

Please email by Friday, Aug. 9 to make your reservation or to ask questions about the session.