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Farewell conference features Institute for Health Disparities program

A variety of biomedical scientists descended upon Los Angeles last month, as well as scores more participating from home, for what would be the final National Institutes of Health Diversity Program Consortium annual conference. The theme was appropriately titled “Ending Well Together: Moving the Effort of the DPC Forward.” The event both celebrated the efforts…
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SBS graduate is exploring vaccines to stop the spread of cancer

A recent School of Biomedical Sciences graduate wants to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients by stopping the spread of tumors throughout the body. Michael Donkor, PhD, created a vaccine that stops the spread of breast cancer to the lungs. The project, which he conducted for his dissertation research, was successful in mouse…
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SBS graduate is innovating online education 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and schools were forced online, many teachers and students were forced to navigate a new world of virtual learning. While classrooms are open again, enrollment in online courses continues to grow. Despite the popularity of virtual learning, research is scarce on how best to teach complex, visually driven courses online.…
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Wheels for Wellness and a cure: Fort Worth nonprofit supports cancer research at HSC 

Every September, thousands of car buffs pack Downtown Fort Worth to get an up-close look at hot rods, classic cars, restomods and one-of-a-kind first-responder vehicles. For some, a trip to this car show could save their lives.  They come for the cars, but the event’s organizer, Wheels for Wellness Inc., has a larger goal in…
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NorTex receives grant to improve outcomes for people with developmental disabilities and substance use disorder

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities has awarded the North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth a five-year grant up to $750,000 to continue research to improve outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities and substance use disorder. The collaborative project, titled “Improving Education…
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SBS students awarded prestigious American Heart Association fellowships  

Austin Davis and Selina Tucker, both Ph.D. candidates in The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Biomedical Sciences, were awarded two-year predoctoral fellowships from the American Heart Association.    AHA grants predoctoral fellowships to enhance the research and clinical training of promising students pursuing careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular,…
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HSC Researcher found deaths that involved heroin or fentanyl skyrocketed

As the nation finds itself in the grips of an ongoing deadly fentanyl crisis, a recent study involving a researcher at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has revealed an equally staggering drug-related threat to public health. Dr. Andrew Yockey, an assistant professor of biostatistics and epidemiology in HSC’s School…
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HSC to host Preclinical Imaging Symposium on March 17

The use of MRI and PET imaging technology is advancing science and enabling novel research in critical areas like neuroscience, diabetes and cancer. On March 17, experts in the field of preclinical imaging will convene at the HSC Preclinical Imaging Symposium at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth to discuss…
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Key study results from HSC’s Institute for Translational Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Findings from a recent study by the team at the Institute for Translational Research led by Dr. Sid O’Bryant at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth have been published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The article, “Characterization of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia among Community-Dwelling Mexican Americans and Non-Hispanic…
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HSC Institute for Translational Research awarded NIH grant to study retinal scanning research to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s

The Institute for Translational Research at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is the recipient of a five-year, $1.42 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the use of retinal imaging for screening early changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This…