March Student Activities Board General Meeting – FREE Chick-Fil-A while supplies last – Wednesday, March 22nd – 12PM – EAD 506


RSVP for free lunch from Chick-Fil-A while supplies last at the SAB March General Meeting!

Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023
Time: 12PM-1PM
Location: EAD 506

Join SAB at our general meeting to learn about what events we are planning for the HSC Campus!! Free lunch will be provided. A virtual meeting option is available for those who want to attend online.

RSVP here:

P&N Seminar Series – “Inhibitory Neuronal Populations in Normal Cognitive Aging” – Cristina Bañuelos, PhD; National Institute on Aging, on 2/28/23 @ 11:00am in IREB 240


Pharmacology and Neuroscience Department Presents:

“Inhibitory Neuronal Populations in Normal Cognitive Aging”

Presented by:
Cristina Bañuelos, PhD
STARRRs Coordinator
Neurocognitive Aging Section
Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm
IREB 240

Surplus Marketplace Sale Starts 02/27/2023


Surplus Marketplace has organized the next surplus sale from Monday, February 27th – Friday, March 10th. The first 3 days of the sale, items will go on the NEW INTERNAL LINK: for preview and reallocation to UNTHSC Departments for internal campus use. Please contact or extension 2971 to have items reassigned.

On Thursday, March 2nd, at 8 a.m., the items will go on for sale to the general public. Scroll down the left hand side and select University of North Texas Health Science Center – Fort Worth under “Sellers” for our listings. The sale is open until Friday, March 10, at 1 p.m., or until the bidding ends.

The public auction items are for personal OFF CAMPUS use. Please share with your contacts both on and off campus. The computer type items are NON-WORKING assets that are obsolete to our HSC network. Please contact or extension 2971, with any questions.

Interested In Being An Influencer For HSC? Join the HSC Creative Collective


Have you ever wanted to try your hand at being a social media content creator? Here is your chance! Join us during a virtual interest meeting for the HSC Creative Collective on Thursday, March 9th, 2023. The HSC Creative Collective is an opportunity for current students to create timely and relevant social media/digital content that encourages current students to utilize of campus services and resources as well as highlight important components in each school/college that appeal to prospective HSC students.  Register to attend:

New Opportunities on the REAP Webpage


External Grant Opportunities:

National Institutes of Health: Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities

National Institute on Aging: Team Science Approaches Integrating Experimental and Computational Brain Aging Models


Limited Submission Opportunity:

National Science Foundation: Accelerating Research Translation (ART) | NSF – National Science Foundation


Fellowship Grant Opportunity:

American Association for Cancer Research: AACR Breast Cancer Research Fellowship

Foundation Grant Opportunities:

Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity – New to the Field (AARG-D-NTF)

American Heart Association: AHA’s Second Century Early Faculty Independence Award


For a full list of grant opportunities please visit the REAP webpage Research Enhancement Assistance Program (REAP) – Research and Innovation (

See what HSC team members are saying about “We Care”


Watch this quick video and learn more about “We Care”

You can also stop by the Office of Culture and Experience (OCE) kiosk on Wednesday, March 1st in the Four Star Café (MET) from 11am-1pm to learn more about our value, Be Curious.

We’ll have giveaways and snacks for everyone who stops by for a quick chat.

This is another in our series of weekly events to introduce our new values so be sure to grab a Values Passport and have it stamped at each event. Once your passport is full, you’ll be able to turn it in to be entered into a drawing for great HSC swag.

Thank you for your engagement with our new values!

2023 Spring Festival Presented by Student Activities Board – FOOD TRUCKS, GAMES, AND MORE


The Student Activities Board is hosting its first Spring Festival on Wednesday, March 29th from 4PM to 6PM on the MET Lawn. Join us for free food while supplies last, games, a DJ, and much more! Take a break from studying to enjoy free Tiff’s Treats, Melt ice cream, and Travelin’s Tom’s Coffee Truck!

Students RSVP here:

New Investigator Pilot Grant Program


Application link:

Application deadline: 4/15/2023

The New Investigator Pilot Grants Program awards are intended to assist investigators as they launch their independent research careers. The awards may be used for the collection of preliminary data, equipment, or research assistance necessary to strengthen an extramural grant application. Applications for both clinical and basic science research are encouraged and will be scored using an NIH 1-9 scale. Faculty who receive support through this program are expected to collect preliminary data to submit a research proposal for extramural funding.

Applicants can request up to $50,000 for one year. A faculty member can submit only one application per funding cycle; unfunded proposals may be resubmitted one time with revisions. The maximum project period is 12 months.

Allowable costs: personnel (research staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, residents/fellows), inpatient/outpatient care, core services, supplies, and consultant and equipment costs (less than $5,000).

Unallowable costs: faculty salaries, office equipment, renovations, alterations, publication, and travel expenses.

Applications: Applications are accepted through InfoReady. Proposals will include the following:

  • Specific Aims (1 page)
  • Research Strategy (6 pages per grant mechanism)
    • Significance, Innovation, & Approach
  • NIH biosketches
  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • References (not included in page count)


*Amended Applications

If an application is not funded, the PI will be allowed one resubmission. The resubmission must include a one-page introduction that:

  1. describes substantial additions, deletions, and changes to the application
  2. responds to the issues and criticisms raised in the summary statement

Please follow NIH guidelines regarding the format of the resubmission. Please do not use highlighting, color, bold or italicized text to indicate changes made in the Specific Aims page or the Research Strategy.

For more information, please visit Research Enhancement Assistance Program (REAP) webpage.