Research News

  • 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 on The Today Show. Click here to view this 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.

     

    Announcements

    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 @ b.trussell@tcu.edu

  • 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)

     

  • HCNHS 2016 Student Research Symposium Winners

     

    Undergraduate:

    4th place – Lauren Nelson & Bethany Schneider – KINE  mentor Dr. Meena Shah

    3rd place – Maggie Gross – NURS  mentor Dr. Pam Frable

    2nd place – Jasmin Ash – COSD  mentor  Dr. Danielle Brimo

    1st place – Erica Pieper – SOWO  mentor  Dr. Nada Elias-Lambert

     

    Graduate:

    4th place – Laura Clark – KINE  mentor Dr. Debbie Rhea

    3rd place – Emma Carriker – NURS (CNL)  mentor  Dr. Penny Moore

    2nd place – Paige McMullan – COSD   mentor Dr. Chris Watts

    1st place – Christopher Wilson – SOWO  mentor  Dr. James Petrovich

  • Spring 2017 Research Seminar Series

    January 27th, 2017 – Dr. Adam King (KINE) Assessment of Drop Landing Adaptability: A Missing Link in Return-to-Play Criteria Following ACL Injuries (Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C)
    February 24th, 2017 – Dr. Tee Tyler (SOWO)  Social Identity Transitioning in the Context of Parent-LGBTG Child Relationships (Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C)
    March 24th, 2017- Dr. James Petrovich (SOWO) It’s Housing but is it a Home? Experiences of Formally Homeless Individuals in Supportive Housing (Kelly Alumni Center Cox C)

     

  • February 08 -

    Breath Focus Sessions

    Participants will learn a breath focus technique targeted to improve concentration and focus, reduce anxiety, and reduce the biological response to stress.

    Wednesdays, Feb 8 and Feb 15. 12:00 to 12:30 Bass room 1011 Attend one to four sessions

    Click here for more information

     

  • February 15 -

    Initiative For Oncology Research (INFOR)

    Grant proposals are now being accepted for the funding period March 30 through August 30, 2017. Proposals must be submitted to PurpleSheets by 5PM on February 15, 2017, with decisions expected by March 15.

    Click here for more information.

  • April 20 -

    Student Research Symposium

    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    1:00-4:00 pm
    Special Events Gym – University Recreation Center

    Click here for participant instructions and application.

    Applications due by April 12th, 2017 5pm

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