Center for Diversity and International Programs

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National Research Mentoring Network helps young researchers meet their goalsBy Jan Jarvis  Doctoral student Amanda Roberts knew where she wanted to go with her career, but she was uncertain how to get there. “I hoped to get to the right people, but I didn’t know the ins and outs of the National Institutes of Health, and cold-calling didn’t seem to be the way to Read More »

Oct 24, 2019

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Vishwanatha receives Presidential Award for mentoring workBy Jan Jarvis Regents Professor Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD, is one of three educators in the state and 15 nationwide who have been named recipients of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Dr. Vishwanatha, Vice President and Principal Investigator for the National Research Mentoring Network and Director of the Texas Center Read More »

Oct 17, 2019

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UNTHSC splits $2.2 million cancer disparities grantBy Alex Branch A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Langston University seeks to reduce cancer health disparities and prepare minority scholars to perform ground-breaking medical research. UNTHSC and Langston, a historically black college in Oklahoma, recently celebrated the awarding of a $2.2 million grant by the National Cancer Institute. The institutions will Read More »

Oct 22, 2018

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Health disparities conference to focus on precision medicineBy Alex Branch Personalized medicine is a rapidly-emerging approach to disease prevention and treatment but too often research participation is not reflective of our country demographics. Ensuring that the racial and ethnic, minority, socioeconomically-disadvantaged and rural populations that disproportionally share the burden of poor health share the benefits of personalized care is the focus of Read More »

Jun 4, 2018

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Conference to focus on health disparities in cancerBy Alex Branch National experts, local officials, community leaders, faculty and students will come together June 8-9 to discover ways to reduce cancer disparities at UNT Health Science Center’s 12th annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, hosted by the Texas Center for Health Disparities. The conference, “Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Cancer Health Disparities,” will focus on Read More »

Jun 5, 2017

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CPRIT awards nearly $2.3 million to HSC researchersBy Jan Jarvis   Two UNT Health Science Center programs – one aimed at expanding cancer prevention services for refugees and the other focused on supporting oncology research training for medical students – have received grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). A nearly $1.5 million CPRIT award to Amy Raines-Milenkov, Read More »

Apr 10, 2017

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Protecting astronauts’ immune systems during spaceflightBy Alex Branch Long-time collaborators UNT Health Science Center and Langston University have teamed with NASA on a five-year project to study the effects of reduced gravity on astronauts’ immune systems during spaceflight. The project, funded by a $4.5 million NASA grant, also is intended to promote diversity in the field of space biomedicine, said Harlan Read More »

Jan 3, 2017