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2017

Efret Ghirmazion presents at McNair Program

On August 23, 2017, Efret Ghirmazion, along with 17 fellow McNair scholarship recipients, participated in the 2017 UTA McNair Scholars Program Summer Research Presentations.

Bone Vascular Lab Seeking Graduate Student

The Bone Vascular and Microcirculation Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Texas at Arlington is seeking a graduate student, preferably a Ph.D. student, to join the lab for Fall 2017. Students in the laboratory learn integrative vascular and skeletal biology and work with animal models. Prior basic science lab experience is preferred but not required.

Researchers Present at ACSM

Faculty and student researchers presented at the ACSM's 64th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

CONHI Faculty Selected for 2017 IRP Awards

Of the three Interdisciplinary Research Program projects for 2017, CONHI faculty were selected for two of the teams.

CONHI Honored by Senate Resolution

CONHI Honored by Senate Resolution

The Senate of the State of Texas honored the College of Nursing and Health Innovation with a resolution.

Catch up with the College

The Spring 2017 UTA Health Bulletin and 2017 UTA Health Magainze are available!

2016

Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available

Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is pleased to announce the availability of its Fall 2016 Newsletter.

A Year in Review: The CONHI 2016 Annual Report

Measuring an Impact: the 2016 College of Nursing and Health Innovation Annual Report is now available.

Join CONHI to Celebrate UTA Homecoming

Join the faculty, staff and students of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation for a variety of homecoming festivities on Saturday, November 12. Click on this link to get more information.

UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s doctoral programs ranked among Top 50 in the nation

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation doctoral programs offer two of the best values in the country for practicing nurses seeking terminal degrees, according to Value Colleges.

UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation launches interdisciplinary PhD in Kinesiology

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation will begin offering a doctoral degree in kinesiology in the fall, in response to soaring demand for healthcare scientists and faculty.

CONHI’s online RN to BSN program ranked best in the country

CollegeChoice.net has ranked UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation's online RN to BSN program the best in the country.

Leading esophageal cancer researcher to join UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Leading esophageal cancer researcher to join UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Zui Pan, a noted Ohio State University College of Medicine esophageal cancer researcher who has earned national recognition for her work toward discovering biomarkers for the disease, joins The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation in August as an associate professor of nursing.

UTA nursing Ph.D. students awarded prestigious national scholarships

Four nursing doctoral students have been named inaugural UTA Jonas Scholars with support from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. The program is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nursing faculty.

UTA Collge of Nursing and Health Innovation launches public health track with an urban focus

A new College of Nursing and Health Innovation public health track will prepare students to help meet rising demand for healthcare professionals grounded in wellness, disease and injury prevention beginning this fall.

Ironman Heart Transplant Recipient, Renowned Sports Cardiologist Duo to Kick Off Moritz Speaker Series

The UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation presents the Moritz Speakers Series, strengthening UTA's dedication to educating the community about health and wellness.

Better Health

UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation is partnering with the Cancer Foundation for Life to institute an exercise program that helps cancer patients return to full health.

UTA Health Pilot Program Tackles Obesity Through Nutrition Literacy and Soccer

UTA Health Pilot Program Tackles Obesity Through Nutrition Literacy and Soccer

Students and faculty from UTA's esteemed College of Nursing and Health Innovation partnered with Grand Prairie ISD to provide after school soccer lessons and nutrition education at an all-male, low income school.

2015

UTA Nursing Dean Bavier Takes Helm as President of the National League for Nursing

The National League for Nursing has installed Dr. Anne Bavier, dean of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, as president of the 40,000-member organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.

Nursing researchers urge primary healthcare providers to screen for depression and suicide risk in teens

Nursing researchers urge primary healthcare providers to screen for depression and suicide risk in teens

A new paper from nursing researchers with The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman's University finds that depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in preventing suicides in teens.

New UT Arlington nursing robot to allow nurses time for more important duties

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineer is building a robotic nursing assistant to help nurses and other healthcare providers perform the more routine duties that must be done daily such as sitting with a patient that is trying to get out of bed and walking a patient.

UT System adds $20 million in support for new UTA Science, Engineering Innovation and Research building

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved $20 million from the Permanent University Fund for the new University of Texas at Arlington Science, Engineering Innovation and Research building and included the project in the UT System Capital Improvements Program – ushering in a new era in cutting-edge health science teaching and research.

UT Arlington to offer new Ph.D. program in Kinesiology

The University of Texas at Arlington will soon welcome doctoral students into a new kinesiology program designed to elevate the excellence of the institution's research in physiology, movement science, healthy living and other health science disciplines.

College of Nursing and Health Innovation expands focus on human health with appointment of distinguished kinesiology professor

Dr. Paul J. Fadel, a prominent physiology integrative researcher and expert in neural cardio-vascular control in health and disease, will join The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation this fall from the University of Missouri School of Medicine as the College expands its health science focus.

UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation earns coveted national Center of Excellence designation

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, the nation’s foremost organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education.

UT Arlington web-based nursing programs named among nation's best in new value ranking

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation is among the nation’s best values in college education for registered nurses who want to earn an online bachelor’s of science in nursing degree, according to Value College.com.

New partnership offers UT Arlington student nurses community health experience

Beginning this fall, Houston-area students in The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation online program will serve as student nurses through an innovative new program in Pasadena, a suburb of Houston.

Rehabilitation medicine expert named UT Arlington Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has appointed Mark Haykowsky, a nurse and an internationally renowned researcher in exercise physiology and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada, as Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research.

UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation appoints Marco Brotto as George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor

Marco Brotto, an internationally renowned scientist with joint appointments at the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been named the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington.

UT Arlington researcher helps better identify toys, household items important in an infant’s motor skill development

Toys, appliances, and even a sofa and coffee table can impact the way or when a baby first crawls, walks or achieves other growth milestones, but a new UT Arlington study finds that many parents are unaware of the significant role household items play in their infant’s motor skill development.

Melvin Ibana, EGTA, Wins Award

Melvin Ibana, a master's degree student and Kinesiology Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistant was chosen as an American Kinesiology Association 2015 Award winner in the Graduate Scholar category.

Kinesiology at the Big Event

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation, which includes the Department of Kinesiology, sent a group of over 100 participants to the 2015 Big Event! This day of service has a direct impact on the community that we're part of in and around UT Arlington.

Dr. Yilla Presents at TEDxUTA

Dr. Abu Yilla was a speaker for the 2015 TEDxUTA series, giving a presentation titled "Disability Sport: The Future for Superior Sport Performance."

UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation dean to receive prestigious Legion of Honor Gold Medallion

Anne Bavier, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, named as a recipient of the Legion of Honor Gold Medallion.

UT Arlington to lead study defining nursing competency standards

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to lead a multi-institution study of clinical experience requirements for nursing school graduates.

2013

Local school choir performs during Education Holiday Reception

The sounds of the season were heard coming from the University Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3, as the Holiday Heights Elementary School Choir returned to UT Arlington to continue a 13-year tradition of holiday performances.

Center for Healthy Living and Longevity offering in-depth health assessments through MavFit

The Center for Healthy Living and Longevity is offering high-tech aerobic fitness and body composition assessments to the public and the campus community as part of a new program to encourage health and wellness and give students hands-on experiences.

Kinesiology professor studies the effects of concussions on young athletes

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on concussion research by assistant professor of kinesiology Jacob Resch. He is two years into a long-term study on 2,600 student athletes at Pantego Christian Academy and DeSoto ISD. The study includes students who play all kinds of sports.

Use caution with computerized concussion test, Kinesiology professor says

Newly published research from an international team featuring Jacob Resch, assistant professor of kinesiology, has reaffirmed questions about portions of the popular computerized concussion assessment tool ImPACT.

Dance Takes Center-Stage for Competition and Research at UT Arlington

The stage at UT Arlington's Texas Hall will be filled Thursday, May 23, with fifth grade students from Tarrant and Dallas counties competing in the Colors of the Rainbow dance competition.

Over 400 Education and Health Professions Students Graduate

More than 400 College of Education and Health Professions students crossed the stage at the College Park Center on May 11 to receive their diplomas in the spring 2013 Commencement ceremony.

Motor skills research nets good news for middle-aged

People in their 20s don't have much on their middle-aged counterparts when it comes to fine motor movements, kinesiology researchers have found.

Kinesiology professor honored with young investigator award

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education honored Priscila Caçola with the Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development Young Investigator Award for significant contributions in the field of motor development.

2012

UT Arlington Academic Partnership Program Adds HCA Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio

HCA Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio has launched a new partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing to increase the number of BSN-prepared nurses throughout Texas.

2011

UT Arlington leads international team on advances in bone health

Rhonda Prisby, an assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Education and Health Professions, is the lead author on an article that could one day influence the treatment of patients with difficult to heal bone fractures and diseases like arthritis.

Smart Care - a discovery and demonstration center

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and College of Engineering have received $634,500 in federal funds to kick off Smart Care – a discovery and demonstration center for technologies to help senior citizens, people with disabilities and injured veterans live healthier and longer in their own homes.

Education associate dean named ACE fellow

John Buckwalter, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Education and Health Professions, has been named an American Council on Education fellow for the academic year 2011-12.

2010

PhD in Nursing Student Receives Research Award While in Jamaica

Jakki Opollo, a PhD student in The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing, was awarded the 2010 Stephen D. Latte Award for Research Excellence during the 2010 International Nurse Researchers Internship in Jamaica. The internship is a project of the Global Health Research Initiative, a Canadian agency that aims to improve and strengthen health systems in low to middle-income countries.

Associate Dean Receives Statewide Recognition

Jennifer Gray, associate professor and associate dean, at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded the Piper Professor Award. The award, which includes a certificate, gold pin and $5,000 honorarium, was established by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in 1958 to annually recognize 15 outstanding college professors across Texas.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Names New Chapter President

Jakki Opollo, a PhD student in The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing, was awarded the 2010 Stephen D. Latte Award for Research Excellence during the 2010 International Nurse Researchers Internship in Jamaica. The internship is a project of the Global Health Research Initiative, a Canadian agency that aims to improve and strengthen health systems in low to middle-income countries.