Research News

  • Dr. Jonathan Oliver, Kinesiology, was recently featured in a Washington Post article highlighting his research surrounding concussions.


    Dr. Jo Nell Wells, Nursing professor, is the recipient of the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award.  Per Dr. Wells, “Our work continues today and targets an underserved and overburdened ethnic minority population in the area of cancer care.  Our work serves to support the female Mexican American caregiver, and thereby indirectly support the patient with cancer, to meet the needs in the physical, mental, emotional, social, and psychological aspects of care.”


    Ms. Teresa Gonzalez, Assistant Professor for Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, is the recipient of the Deans’ Teaching Award.  Ms. Gonzalez teaches in the Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHH).  In her words, “In order to establish the DHH program at TCU as the ‘best teacher training program’ in Texas, my teaching methodologies involve tapping the individualized learning styles of students in order to enhance their degree of comprehension, application, and problem solving skills when working with hearing-impaired students and their parents”.


    Dr. Debbie Rhea was recently featured in multiple local and national news outlets. Click here to view these segment along with other featured pieces on the LiiNK Project.


    Congratulations to Anthony Anzalone for receiving a National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Masters Research Grant entitled “The relationship between peripheral biomarkers and clinical measures in youth and young-adult athletes following a sports-related concussion” He will be recognized at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting next month. This work represents his thesis and the ongoing research of the Sport Concussion Research Group, a collaborative project between the Kinesiology Department, TCU Athletics, Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, Ben Hogan Concussion Center, and soon to be added John Peter Smith Hospital.



    New Library Service:


    There is a large format Plotter/Printer for printing posters in the Fab Lab. This could be useful for poster sessions at a conference. Here are some details:


    As of now there is NO cost to print! That will more than likely change next year. Students must bring in their posters on a flash drive in either JPG or PDF format. The plotter is self-service, but staff will be available to assist the students as needed. Printing is fairly quick, and it only takes about 5-10 minutes to print each poster. The open hours have been expanded: 9am-6pm Mon-Thurs, and 9am-3pm on Friday. The plotter/printer is 36in wide and they use 35lb heavyweight coated paper.


    If you have questions, please contact the lab manager Brad Trussell @

  • Recently Announced Grant Awards


    Dr. Nada Elias-Lambert: (SOWO), Graduate Student Recruiting Grant


    Dr. Jonathan Oliver: (Kinesiology), “Nutritional strategies to augment the postprandial muscle protein synthetic response to the ingestion of a low dose of protein in older women.” Awarded funding by Increnovo LLC.


    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)


  • Spring 2017 3-Minute Thesis Winners

    HCNHS 3-Minute Thesis Competition


    1st – Matthew Beene (SOWO) Advanced to University 3-min Thesis competition.


    2nd – Emily Cowan (SOWO) Advanced to University 3-min Thesis competition, placing 2nd and receiving People’s Choice.


    People’s Choice – Dave Farbo (KINE) Advanced to University 3-min Thesis competition and received People’s Choice.

  • Spring 2018 Research Seminar Series

    January 26, 2018
    12:00-1:30pm Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C
    Dr. Jonathan Oliver (KINE) – Sport Science…It’s More than GPS

    February 23, 2018
    12:00-1:30pm Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C
    Dr. Carol Howe, Dr. Gina Alexander, Dr. Jada Stevenson (NURS) – Parent & Child Factors Related to Obesity Knowledge and Attitudes: An Inter-Professional Research Collaboration in a Museum Setting

    March 23, 2018
    12:00-1:30pm Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C
    Dr. Melody Phillips (KINE) – The Influence of Acute & Chronic Exercise on Inflammatory Cells Related to Heart Disease in Overweight/Obese Postmenopausal Women.


  • December 08 -

    Three Minute Thesis

    Application Due December 8th, 2017

    Click here for application

  • January 22 -


    Due January 22, 2018

    Competitive awards of up to $4,500 are available from the TCU Research and Creative Activities Fund (RCAF) to provide financial support to enable full‐time, tenure‐track and tenured faculty members to engage in research or pursue artistry that will make a significant contribution to the individual’s discipline.

  • January 22 -


    Due January 22, 2018

    These grants are proposed and reviewed with the RCAF applications. Funding is to support selected junior faculty for the purpose of advancing their research, creative projects, and scholarship with an award of one month of summer salary.

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