The University of Texas at Arlington has received more than $1.5 million in support of scholarships for talented and deserving students. Alumnus Edward Perez Jr.’s gift will create two endowed scholarships—one for students in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and another for students in the College of Science. Both scholarships will be named the Edward and Dorothy Perez Scholarship Fund in honor of Perez and his late wife, Dorothy. The funds were granted posthumously through a bequest that named UTA as the sole beneficiary of Perez's IRA account at the time of his passing in 2018.
UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation is proud to announce that their baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program have been reaccredited through June 30, 2032 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). All four programs received the maximum ten-year term of reaccreditation. CCNE’s announcement can be found on their website.
The College would like to thank the faculty and staff who prepared for and participated in the reaccreditation visit, as well as students and health system partners who are instrumental in the College’s continued success.
Happy #PrideMonth! This month, and every month, we support our LGBTQ+ community. From academics to research, our College is working tirelessly on health-related topics to support the LGBTQ+ community. Check our website for stories throughout the month to learn more.
When it comes to sharing her culture with others around her, Christina Tan loves talking about her heritage. “I love my culture! I am Vietnamese-American, and I wanted to join a community where there were other Asians that were pursuing the same career as me,” Tan says. “This is why I joined Asian-American Student Nursing Association in my Freshman year and continued to my Senior year.”
CONHI Receives $100,000 Gift For New Smart Hospital
A $100,000 gift from longtime University of Texas at Arlington benefactors Dr. Al Clark and Shalyn Clark will better equip the next generation of nurses to thrive in today’s dynamic health care environment. The gift will support construction of a modernized Smart Hospital featuring the latest in simulation technology for nursing students in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI). The facility will be housed in UTA’s new School of Social Work/CONHI Smart Hospital Building currently under construction.
A team of researchers at UTA hopes that wearable technology will inspire cancer survivors to take a closer look at their long-term health. Led by Liao Yue, assistant professor in kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and in collaboration with clinicians from UT Southwestern Medical Center, a new three-year study will explore whether personalized biological feedback through data gathered with wearable technology will motivate cancer survivors to lead more active lifestyles.
Connecting The Dots Between Depression And Immune Health
Ann-Katrin “Anka” Grotle, a post-doctoral fellow in the Human Neural Cardiovascular Control Lab, was recently honored with the Neural Control Autonomic Regulation Section Research Recognition Award and an invitation to speak at the Experimental Biology Conference. Dr. Grotle’s award-winning research, Inflammatory phenotype and T-cell mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in young adults with major depressive disorder, was a CONHI collaborative project between three laboratories: the Neurovascular Physiology Laboratory, the Integrative Immunology Laboratory, and the Human Neural Cardiovascular Control Laboratory.
UTA Researcher Aims to Find the Real Bad Guys: Contributors to Aging of Blood Vessels
“Everyone ages. We all get older every day. The question is not if we can stop it, but how do we preserve a lifestyle at a high functioning rate and low burden of disease to longer ages,” and that is the fundamental question that Daniel Trott, assistant professor in the UTA Department of Kinesiology and his lab are trying to address. Recent findings by Dr. Trott and his partners were published in the Journal of Physiology, one of the premiere research journals in the field.
CONHI Research At a Glance
R. Matthew Brothers and Michael Nelson, associate professors, recevied an NIH Award for their project UTA Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research. Amount: $127,939
Jessica Smith, assistant professor, spoke on May 26th for the Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network at the event An International Nursing Student Collaborative to Assess and Improve Access to Rural Healthcare Services.
Paul Fadel, professor and associate dean for research, presented on May 22nd to the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO on his research, Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on the Peripheral Vasculature: A Sympathetic Contribution. On April 22, he presented at Experimental Biology in Philadelphia, PA on Sympathetic Transduction in Human Health and Disease: Recent Advances and Methodological Considerations.
Jarrell, L, & Perryman, K. Update: Topical NSAIDs First Line Treatment for Mild to Moderate Musculoskeletal Pain and Osteoarthritis. Clinical Advisor. April 22, 2022.
Xiao Y, Smith A, Abebe E, Hannum SM, Wessell AM, Gurses AP. Understanding Hazards for Adverse Drug Events Among Older Adults After Hospital Discharge: Insights From Frontline Care Professionals. J Patient Saf. 2022 May 22. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000001046. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35617608.
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