Rapid Start: Implementation, Equity, Advocacy, & Policy – Join Dr. Jason Halperin for the Translation of Research into Policy Lecture Series on June 15th


Please join the HSC Center for Health Policy on June 15, 2023, 2 pm – 3 pm CST for our second Translation of Research into Policy Lecture.

Rapid Start of HIV treatment is an important tool to end the HIV epidemic.

Dr. Jason Halperin, MD, MPH will present “RAPID START: Implementation, Equity, Advocacy, & Policy”.

Register Here.

Healthy volunteers (ages 55-80) needed for heat and blood flow study


The University of North Texas Health Science Center and the Human Vascular Physiology Laboratory are recruiting up to 72 subjects (male and female) to take part in a study that will determine whether home-based leg heat therapy will improve functional capacity, blood vessel function, and muscle blood flow in older adults.

You must be:
• 55-80 years old
• Generally healthy
• Have not used tobacco/nicotine in the last 6 months (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, nicotine patch/gum)

Study Requirements:
• Visit Human Vascular Physiology Laboratory at UNTHSC on 9 separate days; the first will be 1-2 hours, six of the visits will be approximately 6 hours, the remaining two visits will be less than 30 minutes.
• Participation in this study also involves 8 weeks of home-based leg heating using a pants heating system that will be provided to you. Each session will be 1 hour long, and 4 sessions per week are required.
• 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 or Heidi Cope via email (amy.moore@unthsc.edu; HeidiCope@my.unthsc.edu) or phone (817-735-2088).

Surplus Marketplace Sale Starts May 26th & Ends June 2nd


Surplus Marketplace has organized the next surplus sale starting Friday, May 26th and ends Friday, June 2nd.

** Surplus Room Has Moved To MET, Room 420 **

On Friday May 26th, at 8 a.m., the items will go on https://surplusmarketplace.com/ 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, June 2nd, at 1 p.m., or until the bidding ends.

The https://surplusmarketplace.com/ 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 Randy.Thomas@unthsc.edu or extension 2971, with any questions.

Funding Opportunity: National Institute on Aging


PAR-23-212: Investigating Distinct and Overlapping Mechanisms in TDP-43 Proteinopathies, including in LATE, FTD & other ADRDs (R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports studies establishing deeper mechanistic insights and causal cellular and molecular relationships between TDP-43 pathology and clinical phenotypic outcomes. Additionally, it requires comparisons between at least two TDP-43 proteinopathies, one of which must be an Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia (ADRD), such as, but not limited to, Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE), with or without Alzheimer’s disease neuropathological change (AD-NC), or Frontotemporal lobar degeneration with TDP-43 inclusions (FTLD-TDP), to further understand distinct and overlapping mechanisms in these syndromes.

Deadline: October 4, 2023

For more detailed information, please see the opportunity announcement.

Research Cafe: June 14, 2023 1PM Topic: BioRender “How To”


Please join us for June’s Research Café: BioRender “How To” hosted by Dr. Paula Gregory.

A one-hour tutorial on BioRender where you will learn tips, tools and techniques for designing science figures for your posters, presentations, publications and more. A brief introduction to BioRender is given followed by a live demonstration of the platform showcasing some basic as well as advanced capabilities of our tool while providing general practical tips on designing effective figures.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date: June 14, 2023
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Linkhttps://unthsc.zoom.us/s/88535873205

To view previous Research Cafe presentations, please visit the REAP Website.

Sabrina White – Ph.D. Research Proposal


In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the School of Biomedical Sciences, Sabrina White will present a Research Proposal Seminar entitled, “The microbiome of Amblyomma americanum: characterization, manipulation, and the role of 20-hydroxyecdysone” on May 31, 2023, at 9 am CST in IREB-520. A private defense with the advisory committee will immediately follow the seminar.

Sabrina White is a Ph.D. student in CBIM, under the supervision of Michael Allen Ph.D.

Funding Opportunity from the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease


PAR-23-211 Mechanistic Investigations into ADRD Multiple Etiology Dementias (R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports investigations with a minimum of two Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) co-pathologies (e.g., tau, alpha-synuclein, TDP-43, TMEM106B, vascular), with or without risk factors and co-morbidities, in the same model system to identify interactions and cellular and molecular mechanisms to determine how, whether, and when these interactive multi-pathology mechanisms drive worsening pathophysiology and clinical phenotypic outcomes, such as cognitive, behavioral, or functional impairment.

Deadline: October 4, 2023

For more details please see the funding announcement webpage.

Police Activity


To UNT Health Science Center Neighbors;

Beginning Friday, May 26, 2023 thru Thursday, June 1, 2023, prior to normal business hours (approximately 6am-8am), the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) will partner with the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) to conduct training at the vacant office buildings located at 3416 Darcy Street. Residents and neighbors in the vicinity can expect to see an increase in police vehicles. FWPD will be conducting training which may include simulated police response. Those in the area may hear loud noises, as the officers will be conducting critical incident training, and some noise should be expected. There is no cause for alarm, and there is no danger to anyone in the vicinity. Safety personnel will be closely monitoring the training area and there is no cause for alarm due to the increased police activity. Thank you for your understanding in this matter and we appreciate your support.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fort Worth Police Department non-emergency phone number at 817-335-4222, or the UNTHSC Police Department at 817-735-2210.