Coffee and Course Design Starts on Sept 13th



Need Real-Time Chat or In-Person Help?

Location: LIB 400
Time: 12- 1 pm (Every Other Monday)
Dates: Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11 & Oct 25

No registration needed. This is a come and go event.

Hosted by the Division of Academic Innovation’s

Educational Development Team

Questions or Suggestions?

TRS Employee Contribution Change


HSC Colleagues:

Please be aware that employee contribution rates for the Teacher Retirement System are increasing from 7.7% to 8.0% (both pretax), according to changes made by the Texas Legislature in 2019. The change will impact pay received on or after September 1, 2021.

The next increase is set for Sept. 1, 2023, when contributions will increase to 8.25%.

The contributions fund the TRS pension and do not determine how much your retirement income will be.

For questions, please contact Sarah Blackwell at 817-735-5916 or by email at or Angie Schott at 817-735-5914 or via email at

How does blood pressure affect brain blood flow? Healthy volunteers (18-40 years old) needed


Volunteers needed for a research study exploring a technique for protecting against reduced brain blood flow by rhythmically increasing and decreasing blood pressure.
• You must be:
– Generally healthy
– Aged between 18-40 years
• Study requires 4 separate visits, each lasting 1-3 hours
• Subjects will be compensated for their time and effort
If you are interested, please contact Garen Anderson
Phone: 817-735-0323

Dr. Thomas Cunningham – new Associate Vice President for Research Administration


After a long and interesting search process involving numerous well-qualified candidates and interviews, our team is pleased to announce that we have a new Associate Vice President for Research Administration at HSC. Joining the Division of Research and Innovation (DRI) team, starting September 1, is Dr. J. Thomas Cunningham as the Associate Vice President for Research Administration.

Dr. Cunningham is well known to many at HSC as a teacher, research investigator, leader and Regents Professor. He has served in several administrative roles as Interim Chair in Physiology and Anatomy, then as Interim Dean for GSBS, and most recently as the Associate Dean for Research in GSBS.

Dr. Cunningham will be stepping down from that Associate Dean role as he joins the DRI team. Dr. Cunningham will retain his faculty appointment in Physiology and Anatomy as well as his current research programs. In his new role, he will be fully-dedicated and engaged in working with the entire staff of DRI and with all of the colleges and departments, to enhance the research enterprise at our One University.

Please welcome Dr. Cunningham to this next adventure in his very productive and accomplished career at HSC. We all look forward to the perspective, energy and insights he will bring.


Brian A, Gladue, PhD
Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation

IPE Microcredential for Faculty and Preceptors


Seeking faculty and preceptors to register and participate in the fifth IPE Faculty/Preceptor Development Cohort, now offered as a Microcredential. The program will occur via Zoom and is open to the public. More program details at

HSC Faculty can contact for a free registration code.