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.


    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)


  • HCNHS 2016 Student Research Symposium Winners



    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



    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

  • FALL 2016 Research Seminar Series

    September 23rd, 2016 – Grant Funding Round Table (Kelly Alumni Center, Cox A)
    October 21st, 2016 – Dr. Emily Lund (COSD)  The Effects of Parent Training on Vocabulary Knowledge of Children with Hearing Loss (Bass 1207)
    November 18th, 2016- Dr. Stephanie Evans (NURS) Insights for Health Care Providers from LGBTQ Young Adults: Assisting the Individual During the Adolescent Period (Kelly Alumni Center CoxC)


  • October 03 -

    HCNHS Student Travel and Research Grant Program

    For more info click here. Applications due Oct 3rd, 2016

  • October 14

    Edward Tufte (Yale Professor Emeritus) workshop on “Presenting Data and Information

    Dallas, Tx  – Oct 14th, 2016

    Cost: $220

    Click here for more information

  • October 18

    TCU Dept. Social Work Green Chair

    Parenting- Science and Practice

    Dr. Terri Combs-Orme

    Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor of Neuroscience (Univ. Tennessee)

    10/18/16 TCU BLUU Auditorium

    Reception 5-6p Presentation 6-7:30p

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