The Center is proud to announce that it will host two Guest Lecturers in the Fall, 2013. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE LECTURES
Dr. Luis Parada is the Diana K. And Richard C. Strauss Distinguished Chair in Developmental Biology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He will be on campus September 3rd and 4th. His University Lecture, entitled “New Frontiers in Brain Cancer Research,” will be presented at Noon, September 3rd in the Central Library Parlor (6th Floor).
Distinguished Psychologist Award for 2013
It is with great pleasure that I inform you that you have been selected to receive the Dallas Psychological Association’s Distinguished Psychologist Award for 2013! You were nominated to receive this award based on your years of contributions to the psychological community, as well as to the mentorship of so many graduate students.
We will be presenting your award, as well as the awards for Outstanding Community Service & Student Dissertation, at our Spring Social & Awards ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy (NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225).
Thank you & I look forward to seeing you next month!
Deanna Liss, PhD
Executive Committee Member, DPA
Deanna S. Liss, Ph.D.
Ware Wellness Group, LLC
2013 UT Metroplex Day
The award for UT Arlington’s Best poster went to Arunoday Bhan, a biochemistry Ph.D. student in the lab of assistant professor of chemistry Subhrangsu Mandal. The award in the Nursing Research category went to UT Arlington’s Alexandros Papangelis.
Ben Lippe of UT Southwestern, a student in Dr. Robert Gatchel’s laboratory, won the Biobehavioral category for his poster, “Predictive Utility of PROMIS-based Computer Adaptive Testing in Pain-Related Disability”, at the seventh annual UT Metroplex Day, held March 1, 2013 at UT Dallas in Richardson.
The goal of Metroplex Day is to encourage interdisciplinary research and stimulate research projects that leverage the strengths of UT Arlington, UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center. All three offer outstanding research infrastructure, cutting-edge expertise, and innovative collaborative opportunities, and the event is aimed at making it easier to take advantage of those opportunities.
This year, 165 registered to attend the event, which was highlighted by a keynote address by Shimon Weiss, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA. UT Arlington assistant professor of electrical engineering Samir Iqbal presented a talk titled “Crossing Boundaries in Cancer Diagnostics.”
Students and faculty members from each institution presented research posters for judging, with winners in various categories each receiving $200 prizes.
2012 UT Metroplex Day
|Dr. Sean Mackey and Dr. Robert Gatchel at the 2012 Metroplex Day.|
The sixth annual UT Metroplex Day was bigger and better than ever before, with a record number of attendees and research posters entered in the daylong event.
The 2012 Metroplex Day, held February 4 at UT Arlington's E.H. Hereford University Center, brought together students and faculty from UT Arlington, UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for a day of lectures and camaraderie, and gave students a chance to show off their research and explore opportunities for collaboration with those from the other institutions.
"Relative to the previous Metroplex Days, we had a record number of registrants, with 335, and poster submissions, with 135, for this one," said Dr. Robert Gatchel, UT Arlington distinguished professor and Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology. "This event was another testimony to the increase in the cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and collaboration among the three major UT universities in North Texas."
The day's keynote speaker, Dr. Sean Mackey of Stanford University, an expert in pain management, spoke about "Neuroimaging of Pain: The Strain in Pain Lies Mainly in the Brain." Mackey, a doctor and director of the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab as well as chief of the university's pain management division, said that pain affects 116 million Americans a year, with direct and indirect medical expenses of $560-630 billion a year.
For more about 2012 Metroplex Day, click here.
Deadline to register and submit poster abstracts for UT Metroplex Day is Feb. 14
UT Metroplex Day, an annual collaborative event sponsored by UT Arlington, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and UT Dallas, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at TI Auditorium on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson.
All three UT Institutions in North Texas offer outstanding research infrastructure, cutting-edge expertise, and innovative collaborative opportunities. The continuing purpose of Metroplex Day is to encourage interdisciplinary research across the three Institutions, as well as to stimulate research projects that leverage the strengths of each Institution.
All College of Science students are invited to attend and to submit posters for display at the event. There is no fee to register or to attend. Posters will be judged and $250 cash awards will be given to three winners (one from each University), in addition to three runner-up awards ($150 each). The deadline to register for the event and to submit abstracts is Thursday, Feb. 14.
For more information, click here.