Public Health professor named to select scholars program

Brad Cannell, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, has been selected as one of 50 participants in this year’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program for emerging researchers.

The highly competitive program – formerly called the Summer Institute on Aging Research – will be held Aug.4-8 in Bethesda, Md. It includes lectures, seminars and small-group discussions in research design related to aging, including aging issues involving ethnic and racial minorities.

Lectures will cover topics in aging research, including the biology of aging; genetics and Alzheimer’s disease; and health, behavior and aging. Discussion sessions will focus on methodological approaches and interventions.

The program also will include consultation on the development of research interests and advice on preparing and submitting research grant applications to NIA.

The program is sponsored by NIA with support from the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

Research project targets interpersonal violence

A UNT Health Science Center project aimed at addressing interpersonal violence has been awarded $2.2 million in funding over the next three years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. The project – called TESSA (Technology Enhanced Screening and Supportive Assistance) – is being led by Emily Spence-Almaguer, MSW,… Read more »

Williams calls for transformative change in next five years

Top goals for 2020 Positioned as the education and research partner for hospitals/health care systems of Tarrant County U.S. leader in interprofessional education and practice Total research awards increased by 30 percent to $55 million New philanthropic gifts grown by $100 million Nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” Seven “high-functioning” schools National reputation… Read more »

Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the way

Grandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the… Read more »

Building bridges for new refugees

Hiking at night through the Burmese jungle to avoid soldiers in her war-ravaged country, Emelda Thein prepared to take a step when someone yelled that her foot hovered inches above a landmine. Thein froze, slowly pulled her foot back and realized she’d nearly lost a leg ­– and maybe her life. She was 9 years… Read more »

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