Healthy Adults Needed For Research Study Involving Cognitive Test-Retest


Repeated Tests on Cognitive performance – Aging Effect

Dr. Shi’s lab is recruiting healthy male and female adults to participate in a research study. This research study will compare your cognitive performance (memory, overall mental function, attention) before and after 4 weeks.
You must be
• 18 – 38 years old or 56 – 76 years old; and
• currently, a non-smoker.
There will be three lab visits. Each visit takes approximately ≤60 minutes. Up to 30 younger (18 – 38 years) and up to 30 older (56 – 76 years) volunteer subjects are needed.
Your time for lab visits will be compensated.
For more information, please contact Kulsum Abdali or call 817-735-2073.

Register to Attend 2021 JPS Research & Quality Symposium


The 2021 JPS Research & Quality Symposium is on June 4 from 8 am – 2:30 pm! You can register for the event here at no cost, and see the event agenda, featuring the day’s schedule and info on our Podium and Live Poster presentations.

Register here:

We are pleased to announce Dr. Antonia Novello as our keynote speaker for this year’s Symposium! Dr. Novello was the 14th Surgeon General of the United States and the first woman and the first Hispanic ever to hold this position. Her talk will be on our country’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME credit is available (see above registration link for more details).

Register Now: Texas Conference on Health Disparities on June 10 & 11


We’re approaching the 16th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, and we invite all HSC students, faculty, and staff to attend this event.

With the theme of “Community Approaches to Health Equity,” this year’s conference will feature a variety of nationally recognized speakers and community leaders who will be highlighting the advances in the minority health and health disparities field, along with the progress on tackling misinformation and mistrust in COVID-19 related health disparities.

We encourage you to join us on June 10 and 11 for this conference. For more information, visit

Register for free via this link:

iLab Core Management Platform PI and User training 6/4 @ 11am


UNTHSC’s research core facilities use the iLab management platform for facility scheduling, service requests and billing.

To help our customers efficiently navigate that platform, we have scheduled a training session for PIs and users on Friday June 4th at 11am via Zoom. Please find the information needed to join the meeting below. Take special note of the Passcode as you will need it to join. If you have any questions, please contact the manager for the core facility you have been using or

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In honor of Memorial Day


From the HSC Office of the President

Dear Team,

Today, HSC joins our nation in observing Memorial Day, honoring those who have given their lives in service to our country. As we take time off, no matter where you are on Memorial Day, please reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our Armed Forces whose sacrifice protected our freedoms.

I encourage you also to pause for a minute of silence at 3:00 pm for The Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance. The 3:00 pm time was chosen because it is the time when many of us are enjoying our freedoms on this national holiday. It is an extraordinary, yet simple unifying act of remembrance.

With appreciation,

Dr. Michael R. Williams

Workout of the Day 05/31/2021


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Healthy adult volunteers (ages 55-80) needed for heat therapy study


“Aging, heat therapy, and vascular ischemia-reperfusion injury”

The University of North Texas Health Science Center and the Human Vascular Physiology Laboratory are recruiting up to 25 subjects (male and female) to take part in a study that will determine whether passive heat exposure protects against vascular impairment following ischemia-reperfusion injury in aged healthy adults.

You must be:
• 55-80 years old; males & females
• Generally healthy
• Currently a non-tobacco/nicotine user (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, nicotine patch/gum)

Study Requirements:
• Visit Human Vascular Physiology Laboratory at UNTHSC on 3 separate days; the first will be 1-2 hours, the second and third will each be approximately 4-5 hours
• Participation in this study is voluntary, and if you are a student or employee of UNTHSC your participation (or non-participation) in this study will in no way affect your academic standing or employment.

Subjects will be compensated for their time and effort.

If you are interested in participating in this study as a research subject, please contact Amy Moore via email ( or phone (817-735-2088).

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Grand Rounds: Artificial Intelligence: An Overview and Demonstration of Applications


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
7:30am to 8:30am
via Zoom

Facilitated by:

Guillermo A. Cecchi, Ph.D.
IBM Principal Research Staff Member – Manager, Computational Psychiatry
and Neuroimaging


Sai Bezawada, M.S.
IBM Client Technical Leader for Texas

Please e-mail for Zoom information.

In this 60-minute session, Sai Bezawada and Dr. Guillermo Cecchi will present advancements in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how these technologies assist in solving some government, medical, and educational problems. As advancements in Machine Learning and AI have exponentially exploded, this session will provide a perspective of some of the capabilities and functionalities and how these technologies assist the community-at-large as well as some of its known limitations. Examples within the computational linguistics as it is applied to psychiatric conditions will be demonstrated to provide some contextual framing to current and the foreseeable future capabilities and applications.