Vote for Andras Lacko’s research team to win $50,000 TeamConnor grant

 UNTHSC Andras Lacko
Andras Lacko, PhD

Andras Lacko, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology at UNT Health Science Center, is one of three finalists for a $50,000 research grant from TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.

After narrowing hundreds of submitted research projects down to three, the foundation is allowing the public to choose the winner. You can vote for Lacko’s research team to win by logging onto Facebook and “liking” the TeamConnor Facebook page. Just click on the “Community Choice Grant” box to vote. You may vote for the Lacko project once daily per Facebook account through Dec. 27.

 

Vote_Lacko

Most cancer cells, including neuroblastoma cells, crave HDL, or “good” cholesterol. Lacko’s work uses nanoparticles to deliver anti-cancer medications directly to the cholesterol-hungry cancer cells while avoiding damage to healthy cells, thus preventing the devastating effects of chemotherapy.

Learn more about his innovative approach to treating cancer.

TeamConnor is dedicated to spreading awareness, supporting families and raising funds for childhood cancer research.  It has awarded more than $1.2 Million in research grant funding in the last five years.

Recent News

A6db708d 247f 429b 8828 578ae70ec5eb
  • Our People
|May 16, 2024

Inspirational students part of HSC’s Class of 2024

A former Fort Worth tactical medic, a first-generation college student graduating as an osteopathic physician, a labor and delivery nurse, and a couple becoming physical therapists together are just a few of the inspirational students who will walk the stage during HSC’s commencement ceremony on W...
Img 4034
  • Our People
|May 16, 2024

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health brings inaugural community outreach event to HSC campus

On May 8, the School of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, collaborated with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health to bring public health advocates together both virtually and in-person. The event, titled “Framing the Future...
2780b0a9 4611 4003 B866 657551d3b26f
  • Our People
|May 15, 2024

Faculty highlight: Dr. Jehad Alzyoud

Dr. Alzyoud is an assistant professor within The University of Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Department of Physical Therapy. He teaches the neurological rehabilitation course series. “My research is focused on understanding human balance, particularly how sitting balance impairment foll...
Karen Middle
  • Our People
|May 15, 2024

Personalized Health and Well-Being graduate pivots to altruistic career path

Karen Smith was walking around the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s annual conference in 2022 in Orlando, Florida, when she came across The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s booth. Smith, a registered dietician for almost 20 years, had already decided she wa...