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UTA In The News — Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

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A UT Arlington multi-disciplinary team is optimizing and integrating volumes of data in a National Science Foundation research project to help physicians make better, more informed decisions about treating patients' pain, the NSF website reported on its home page. Jay Rosenberger, an associate professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, is leading the team, which includes Distinguished Professor Robert Gatchel of Psychology, Professor Mike Manry of Electrical Engineering, Assistant Professor Junzhou Huang of Computer Science & Engineering, and Rosenberger’s IMSE colleagues Professor Victoria Chen and Assistant Professor Li Zeng.

UT Arlington researchers Haiying Huang and Muthu Wijesundara have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved, Medical Xpress reported.

UT Arlington researchers have shown that older coral species are hardier than newer ones, The Conversation reported. Laura Mydlarz, UT Arlington associate professor of biology, and Jorge Pinzon, UT Arlington postdoctoral fellow, wrote a column about their research findings in the publication.

The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority heard on Thursday what is expected to be the final update on the Grayson County Thoroughfare Plan, the Herald-Democrat reported. UT Arlington's Institute of Urban Studies did the research on the plan, which is aimed at improving connectivity throughout the county and future potential regional connectivity from Dallas. Alan Klein, assistant director of the institute, presented the final draft.

W. Ashley Griffith, a UT Arlington assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been awarded up to $400,000 from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program to study how rock structures react to events such as earthquakes, meteor impacts and explosions, the Dallas Business Journal reported. He also will use the new grant to partner with Teach for America.