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Clinical Translational Research Forum - AY 2016-2017

Seminars for Academic Year 2016-2017

Fall 2016

The following seminars were presented during the Fall 2016 semester at UT Arlington
Date Seminar
September 14 Exercise Immunology in the Prevention/Treatment of CVD
Melody Phillips, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
Texas Christian University
Hosted by Dr. Matt Brothers
September 21 Dysregulated Calcium Signaling in Diabetics Cardiovascular Complications
Zui Pan, PhD

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, UTA
September 28 Integrative Vascular and Skeletal Physiology
Rhonda Prisby, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, UTA
October 5 Applied Research in the Public Health Setting
Erin Carlson, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, UTA
October 12 Impact of Acute and Chronic Exercise on Novel Circulating Angiogenic Cell Populations
Nathan Jenkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Education, The University of Georgia
Hosted by Dr. Paul Fadel
October 19 Novel Approaches to Improve Cardiovascular Health in Spinal Cord Injury
Daniel Credeur, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology, The University of Southern Mississippi
Hosted by Dr. Paul Fadel
October 26 Cardiac Regulation in Health and Disease
Corey Tomczak, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
Hosted by Dr. Mark Haykowsky
November 2 Eating Your Way to Heart Failure
Tom Sarma, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hosted by Dr. Mark Haykowsky
November 9 The following talk will be held in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Mavericks Activity Center,
and is part of the ACSM Lecture series:
Muscle Microvascular Oxygen Transport: Challenges in Heart Failure
David Poole, PhD

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University
Hosted by Dr. Matt Brothers
November 16 Exercise Pressor Responses in Chronic Kidney Disease
Jeanie Park, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Hosted by Dr. Paul Fadel
November 23 No Seminar - Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Holiday Break!
November 30 Mental Health, School Violence and Student Academic Performance at Public Schools:
A Social Determinants Approach
Brandon Respress, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, UTA
December 7 No Seminar - Kinesiology Research and Awards Day
December 14
(final seminar
for Fall 2016)
Antibody Responses Regulate Microbiota Composition to Promote Gastrointestinal Health
Jason Kubinak, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, College of Science, UTA

Spring 2017

The following seminars were presented during the Spring 2017 semester at UT Arlington
Date Seminar
January 18 The North Texas Genome Center at UTA: What is it and How Can It Be Used in Your Research
by Jon Weidanz, PhD
Professor of Biology, Associate Vice President for Research, Department of Research Administration, University of Texas at Arlington
Hosted by Dr. Paul Fadel
January 25 The Search for Rare Sequence Variants Influencing Human Complex Disease Risk
by John Blangero, PhD
Professor, Director of the Genomics Computing Center at South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI), Interim Director of Neurosciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
Hosted by Dr. Jon Weidanz
February 1 Lab and Community-Based Assessment of Static and Dynamic Balance in Atypically-Developing Children
by Haylie Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Hosted by Dr. Priscila Caçola
February 8 The Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Pain: Past, Present, and Future Clinical Directions
by Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, ABPP
Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Psychology; Director, Center of Excellence for the Study of Health & Chronic Illnesses, Department of Psychology, College of Science, University of Texas at Arlington
Hosted by Dr. Jon Weidanz
February 15 Choose Your Steps Wisely: How Humans Regulate Stepping While Walking
by Jonathan Dingwell, PhD
Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education, University of Texas at Austin
Hosted by Dr. Matt Brothers
February 22 Women and Heart Disease: Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction
by Puja K. Mehta, MD FACC FAHA
Director, Women’s Translational Cardiovascular Research, Emory Women’s Heart Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiology), Emory University School of Medicine
Hosted by Dr. Mike Nelson
March 1 Sympathetic Sympathy: Neural Communication in Physical Stress
by Kevin Shoemaker, PhD
Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario
Hosted by Dr. Paul Fadel
March 8 A Novel CRISPR-based Therapeutic Strategy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
by Renzhi Han, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexler Medical Center
Hosted by Dr. Zui Pan
March 15 No Seminar – Enjoy Spring Break!
March 22 The following talk will be held in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activity Center and is part of the Kinesiology ACSM Lecture Series:
The Intriguing Role of Histamine in Exercise Responses
by John Halliwill, PhD
Professor, Department of Human Physiology, University of Oregon
Hosted by Dr. Matt Brothers
March 29 Antibody Targeting Peptide-Major Histocompatibility Complexes - A New Strategy for Cancer Immunotherapy
by Jon Weidanz, PhD
Professor of Biology, Associate Vice President for Research, Department of Research Administration, University of Texas at Arlington
Hosted by Dr. Paul Fadel
April 5 Sympathetic Dysfunction during Exercise in Hypertension: Evidence from Multiple Rodent Models
by Scott A Smith, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research, Acting Chair, Department of Health Care Sciences, Distinguished Teaching Professor, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
Hosted by Dr. Paul Fadel
April 12 Oxygen and the Regulation of Brain Blood Flow
by Philip Ainsle, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Hosted by Dr. Mike Nelson
April 19

Final seminar for Spring 2017
Cellular Energy Buffering Systems and Metabolic Pathways in Human Skeletal Muscle
by Jimin Ren, PhD
Assistant Professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center, Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Hosted by Dr. Mike Nelson