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Mohammad Housini selected for prestigious ADNI Health Equity Scholars Program

Mohammad Housini, a Med Sci alum and PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Robert Barber, has been chosen for a prestigious year-long fellowship with Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative as part of the Health Equity Scholars Program. During the fellowship, Housini, who is also pursuing his DO degree at TCOM, will research “Genetic and Epigenetic…
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SBS researchers publish innovative study in Nature Scientific Reports

People with leg amputations, including those with diabetes, run the risk of overuse injuries like osteoarthritis, muscle atrophy or bone breaks in their intact limbs.   Now, new research is quantifying the impacts of amputations and diabetes, a leading cause of amputation, on those overuse injuries. The findings could influence further research on musculoskeletal health and…
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Kylie Jones earns AHA award for poster presentation

Kylie Jones, a master's student in SBS, presented a poster at the national American Hypertension Association conference that showcased her research on mitochondria in the brain related to hypertension. She competed against master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral students during this session and was selected as one of 20 awardees in a 135-poster showcase for a Trainee…

Dr. David Siderovski offers expert insights on brain-eating amoeba

From KUT Radio: Texas has the most ‘brain-eating’ amoeba infections in the U.S. Here’s what to know. As its nickname suggests, the “brain-eating” amoeba infects people by traveling up the nose, through a layer of bone, and up to the olfactory bulb, which is responsible for sending smell signals to your brain. From there, Naegleria fowleri “literally…
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Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos named HSC School of Biomedical Sciences interim dean

Dimitrios Karamichos, PhD, has been appointed interim dean of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Biomedical Sciences, effective Sept. 15, 2023.  Karamichos has served as executive director and endowed chair of the North Texas Eye Research Institute at HSC since 2022. He is a tenured professor with faculty appointments in the…
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HSC creates Addiction Interest Group

According to the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 29.5 million people aged 12 or older experienced alcohol use disorder in the previous year. In 2019, 20.4 million people in the United States were diagnosed with substance use disorders, an NSDUH survey found. More than 106,000 persons in the U.S. died from substance-involved…

Katherine Hernandez offered The American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship

Katherine Hernandez, a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Sterling Ortega's lab, was offered The American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship for her project titled "Evaluation of a bi-modal therapy in a model of cerebral ischemia."
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New investigator grant recipients for FY 2023

Congratulations to the SBS New Investigator grant recipients for FY 23. “Comparative Analysis of MicroRNAs in the Optic Nerve Head Between Individuals of African and European Descent” Bio: Tara Tovar-Vidales, PhD, is an instructor in the Department of Physiology and Anatomy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She earned her B.S. in…
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Former MSRT students publish research on developmental abnormalities associated with osteogenesis imperfecta

Former MedSci Research Track students had three manuscripts accepted for publication in the Anatomical Record. The students are Lila Huston (PI-Lauren Gonzales), Tooba Husain (PI-Rachel Menegaz), and Jacob Moore (PI-Emma Handler, now at U of Iowa Health Care). This was part of a collaborative project that was funded during the first round of seed grants…
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Study by Dr. Nicole Phillips and team featured by APS

Congratulations to Nicole Phillips, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics, and her team for their exciting publication in American Physiological Society's Physiological Genomics. The study "Mitocondiral Changes Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy" was conducted with Stella Goulopoulou, PhD, and her team at Loma Linda University.  The article has been selected as APS…