UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SHOWCASES RESEARCH EFFORTS


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FORT WORTH, Texasâ??The latest in local research will be presented during the University of North Texas Health Science Centerâ??s ninth annual Research Appreciation Day Friday, March 23.

More than 150 research projects will be presented, including research on Alzheimerâ??s disease, vision disorders, cancer, public health, physical medicine and heart disease. The investigators will be on hand to share their research findings. The day-long event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the health science center at 817-735-2560.

This year, Murray Goldstein, D.O., M.P.H., medical director and chief operating officer of the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation, will present the keynote address at 11:30 a.m. in Luibel Auditorium. Dr. Goldstein is recognized internationally as a leader in the medical research and science administration aspects of disorders of the nervous system. His present focus of activity is developmental brain injury and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Goldstein formerly served as the Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health, and Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service with the rank of Rear Admiral.

Research Appreciation Day is an annual opportunity for health science center faculty, staff and students to share research results, explore potential joint research projects and enhance the community’s awareness of the research conducted at the health science center.

Among the variety of work being presented March 23 are:

  • Preventing debilitating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration
  • Studying the link between estrogen and Alzheimerâ??s disease
  • Using antioxidants to slow the aging process and improve memory
  • Finding better cancer-fighting therapies
  • Preventing scar tissue so that patients heal better after surgery
  • Studying obesity in children and the resulting heightened risk for health problems
  • Fighting infections by weakening bacteriaâ??s defenses
  • Identifying medical problems resulting from playing musical instruments
  • Creating an automated method of processing DNA samples

The UNT Health Science Center is located at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worthâ??s Cultural District. Free parking is available is available in the health science centerâ??s main parking lot on Clifton Road, off Camp Bowie Boulevard, or at Will Rogers Memorial Complex lots off Lancaster Avenue.

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