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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Suicide prevention

A new paper from nursing researchers with the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Texas Woman’s University finds that depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in preventing suicides in teens, Health Canal and Your Health Mag.com reported.

Walking helps

A team of researchers, including Paul Fadel, professor of kinesiology and director of clinical translational science in the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, found that when a person sits for six straight hours, vascular function is impaired -- but by walking for just 10 minutes after a prolonged period of sitting, vascular health can be restored, The Washington Times and Bright Surf.com reported. The University of Missouri School of Medicine led the study.

Robotic nursing assistant

Dan Popa, a UTA associate professor of electrical engineering, is working with researchers in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and industry leaders to build a nursing robotic assistant, BioNews Texas reported. The team was awarded a $999,946 National Science Foundation grant for the project.

UTA alum featured

DFW Child magazine profiled Karen Borta, a news anchor at KTVT/CBS 11, wife and mother of three. She also is a UT Arlington alumna.

New assistant superintendent

The Comal school district announced Kerry Gain has been named the new Assistant Superintendent Of Curriculum and Academic Services for CISD, KGNB 1420 AM (New Braunfels) reported. Gain earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington. She also received her bachelor of arts in English from UTA.