20th annual Research Appreciation Day set for April 13

In addition to showing off fascinating new research by our graduate researchers, UNTHSC’s 20th annual Research Appreciation Day will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Protas, PT, PhD, who will discuss exercise and its physiological responses as we age. Protas also is dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Ruby Decker endowed professor and senior fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging.

For the past 20 years, top research projects at the UNT Health Science Center have been spotlighted in a daylong poster presentation-fest. Research projects range from studies in targeted drug delivery for pediatric cancers to dietary practices for cardiovascular health to the role of sleep apnea as it relates to oxidative stress to the effect of optic nerve crush on vision to the neuroprotective effect of pyruvate. Researchers are on hand to discuss their findings and even toss around ideas for next steps in their areas of specialization.

Mark your calendar for the lucky day, Friday, April 13, in the new Medical Education and Training Building on the campus of the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

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