Research News


    Dr. Debbie Rhea was recently featured on The Today Show. Click here to view this segment along with other featured pieces on the LiiNK Project.

  • Recently Announced Grant Awards

    Dr. Jonathan Oliver: (Kinesiology), A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effects of a Technology-Enhanced Curcumin Formulation on Flow Mediation Dilation (FMD)”. Awarded funding by Increnovo LLC.


    Dr. Diane Hawley: (NURS), TCU, UNTHSC, and JPS Collaboration. Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project (GWEP) to improve health professionals’ care of geriatric individuals in our community. Award of $2.5 million


    Dr. Emily Lund: (COSD), The Effects of Parent Responsiveness Training on Vocabulary Knowledge of Young Children with Hearing Loss. Received Funding of $10,000 through ASH Foundation New Investigator Research Grant. Click here for abstract.


    Dr. Jonathan Oliver: (Kinesiology), A comprehensive examination of factors associated with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in youth and young adult athletes. Received Funding through TCU – IS Grant .


    Dr. James Petrovich: (Social Work), Health service use by people experiencing homelessness: a comparison of sheltered and unsheltered subpopulations. Received Funding through TCU – IS Grant.


    Dr. Kathy Baker & DrSuzy Lockwood (Nursing), Advancing Nurse Residencies: A Community Focus, $43,600 award from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA)



  • HCNHS 2015 Student Research Symposium Winners

    Graduate Winners

    1st – Sarah Herrera, SOWO
    “AFC clinical program evaluation: Working with African American and Latino male youth”
    2nd – Kayla Darnell, SOWO
    “Most effective treatments for depression: A review of the literature”
    3rd – Laura Hardin, SOWO
    “O’ brother, where art thou?: Evaluating children’s connections in foster care placement”
    4th – Teresa Hughes, COSD
    “The effects of two rehabilitation exercises on submental hyolaryngeal muscular activity”

    Undergraduate Winners

    1st – Elise Decker, KINE
    “Physical activity intervention in adults with intellectual disabilities”
    2nd – Elle Ryan, COSD
    “The effect of age on cepstral measures of phonation in female speakers”
    3rd– Eva Erickson, KINE
    “Mental toughness among collegiate athletes across sport type”
    4th – Maddie Murrell, KINE
    “An examination of mental toughness among collegiate football and baseball players”

    Click here for group photo

  • Spring 2015 Research Seminar Series

    February 26, 2016
    12:00-1:30pm Harrison B&C Bass Conference Center
    Dr. Jonathan Oliver (KINE) – The effect of docosahexaenoic acid on concussive biomarkers in american football athletes

    March 18, 2016
    12:00-1:30pm Smith 104A
    Dr. Charles Walker, Dr. David Jenkins, & Dr. Harriet Cohen (NURS) – The lived experiences of older transgender individuals and their partners

    April 1, 2016
    12:00-1:30pm TBA
    Dr. Debbie Rhea & Alex Rivchun (KINE); Dr. Emily Lund & Dr. Danielle Brimo (COSD) – The LiiNK Project: Public School Launch

  • February 19 - 21

    UNT Texas National McNair Scholars Research Conference and Graduate School Fair

    February 19-21, 2016 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

    For more information click here

    Registration is now open for the conference

  • March 14 -

    TCU IS Grant

    Click here for call for proposal for TCU Invests in Scholarship opportunity.  The deadline for submitted your proposal to PurpleSheets is March 14, 2016 at noon.

  • March 30 -

    Student Research Symposium

    The final deadline to submit application and abstract is Wednesday March 30th, 2016 at 5pm. Click here for instructions.

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