Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

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UNTHSC researchers tapped for NIH leadership rolesBy Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center researchers have been selected for leadership roles on National Institutes of Health scientific review boards. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Interim Director for the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research, will chair the Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Read More »

Jun 30, 2017

For astronaut, UNTHSC was where it all beganBy Alex Branch Scientists who studied at UNT Health Science Center have taken their skills to all parts of the world. Jim Pawelczyk, PhD, took his into space. Almost 20 years ago, he boarded space shuttle Columbia as a payload specialist on a 16-day flight devoted to the study of the brain and central nervous Read More »

Jun 28, 2017

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Protecting the brain after cardiac arrestBy Jan Jarvis A new treatment identified by UNT Health Science researchers may protect the brain from irreversible brain damage caused by cardiac arrest. The discovery, published in the May issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, could offer hope to the more than 500,000 people in the United States who suffer a cardiac arrest each Read More »

May 24, 2017

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‘This just shouldn’t be happening’By Jan Jarvis It was 4 a.m. when a very pregnant Nicole Purnell woke up in excruciating pain, weeks before her due date. When she arrived at the hospital, physicians couldn’t find her child’s heartbeat. “The next thing I remember was my OB slapping me on my legs and telling me to just keep breathing,” Read More »

May 15, 2017

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Holocaust survivorBy Betsy Friauf   Andras Lacko is a Holocaust survivor. From a childhood of persecution that would have crushed many, he forged a resilience and a quiet, straightforward brand of leadership. He is, quite simply, a rock of strength and stability for his students, his co-workers and future generations. As a Jewish grade-school boy in Read More »

Apr 21, 2017

Med students discovering the value of lab researchBy Jan Jarvis After spending the summer doing research on gestational hypertension, TCOM student Spencer Cushen changed his career plans. He still wants to be a physician, but now he plans to add a doctorate and possibly a master’s in public health. Doing research, he said, has helped him see the many benefits of pursuing Read More »

Dec 20, 2016

A dedication to research and educationBy Jan Jarvis Two professors – one focused on finding a cure for glaucoma and the other working to provide a better understanding of how the brain regulates physiological processes – have been named recipients of one of UNT Health Science Center’s highest professional honors. Abe Clark, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Eye Research Institute and Read More »

Nov 15, 2016

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Honoring a lifetime of scientific contributionsBy Alex Branch Peter Raven, PhD, a UNT Health Science Center professor for almost 40 years, will receive a prestigious national award recognizing his lifetime of outstanding scientific and scholarly contributions to sports medicine and exercise science. Dr. Raven, who recently retired as Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Read More »

Sep 19, 2016