In The News

“  We would like to introduce the newly established Bone Vascular& Microcirculatory Society. The society was founded to concentrate individuals investigating the vascular aspects of the skeleton and to provide a platform and coordination point for collaborative endeavors. Additionally, the society welcomes researchers investigating the link between systemic cardiovascular disease and bone health.  The society is designed to be integrative in nature; i.e., attracting basic and translational scientists from various disciplines, as well as clinicians. One feature of the society is the monthly Journal Club, where members can discuss peer-reviewed articles in a world-wide forum. Given enough interest, the society aims to host a small international conference focused on cardiovascular-related bone diseases.

Please visit their website for more information:  “


“Gatchel co-authors two volumes focusing on pain management in the workplace”



Gatchel Focuses International Attention on How Patients’ Doubts Can Influence Success of Chronic Pain Treatment

“Stalking a Killer, Kinesiology: On the frontline of the battle against cardiovascular disease”

“Pain Catastrophizing: How Thinking Can Make It So”

“UTA Researcher Focuses International Attention on How Patients’ Doubts About Never Getting Better Influences Chronic Pain Treatment Success”

"American Psychological Foundation awards professor gold medal"

UTA psychologist Robert J. Gatchel wins American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement

Maverick Science E-News, September 2016:

Gatchel study cited in story detailing how company reduced its workers’ comp claims

Gatchel presents talk on ways to assess, treat and prevent pain using biopsychosocial model

Interdisciplinary Research Program awardees announced

The Office of Research has announced the awardees for the Interdisciplinary Research Program, which advances interdisciplinary research at UTA. The winning proposals are:

  • Taking the Heart Out of Heart Failure: Are We Targeting the Wrong Organ?—Michael Nelson (kinesiology), Mark Haykowsky (nursing), Paul Bhella (kinesiology), Hanli Liu and Fenghua Tian (bioengineering), and Robert Gatchel (psychology)
  • A Collaboration Between UTA and the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas to Assess the Needs of the American Indian Population in North Texas—Paul Conrad (history), Barbara Raudonis (nursing), Mario Scannapieco (social work), and Kelly Visnak (UTA Libraries)
  • Green Steam: Using Principles of Design to Power the Development of Outdoor Educational Spaces—David Sparks (curriculum and instruction), Amanda Alexander (art and art history), and David Hopman (architecture)
  • Shakespeare and Robots: Examining the Impact of a Theater Intervention on Psychological Well-being in Older Adults—Julienne Greer (theatre arts), and Kris Doelling, Mike McNair, and Jeongsik Shin (UTA Research Institute)


Maverick Science E-News, April 2016: Gatchel to deliver presentations, is named co-chair of pain prevention work group.


Maverick Science E-News, November 2015: “Gatchel completes publication of 5-volume series of health and wellness handbooks”


Developing New Ways to Treat Back Pain


UTA News Center – Inaugural Interdisciplinary Research Program projects reach across disciplines to advance innovation


UT Arlington In The News – Social Sciences Matter

University World noted research by Robert Gatchel, a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illnesses at UT Arlington, in a story that examined why social sciences matter. The article said that the research draws on the practice of preventive health management on established learning principles, on behavioral and social sciences and on emerging positive practices.”


UTA News – Chronic Illness Research


UTA News Center – “Big Data Analytics Could Yield Better Treatment for Pain Management”


“American Psychological Association, Psychology: Science in Action”


“American Psychological Association News, Chronic Pain Relief More Likely When Psychological Science Involved”


The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association News and Publications, 2013 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing award.