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The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is responsible for the integration and enhancement of research activities across UTA’s and multiple research centers. VPR leads university-wide strategic growth activities, including multidisciplinary groups in environmental sustainability, innovation, energy systems, and biosciences. 

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IRB Mini-Conference examines how-to of review

Faculty, staff, and students can learn about the Institutional Review Board submission process, how to conduct ethical research studies with human subjects, and more at the new, improved IRB Mini-Conference.

The conference is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the upstairs lounge of the Maverick Activities Center.

Sessions include what to expect during the IRB review process, hot topics in human subjects research, and a sampling of protocol case studies. Those attending can earn credits for RCR training and human subject training requirements.

See the conference schedule and RSVPRegulatory Services and Research Administration sponsor the conference.


Interdisciplinary Research Program project awards

Five collaborative research projects involving faculty from seven colleges and schools ranging from innovations in pain management to personal security have won inaugural Interdisciplinary Research Program awards through a UT Arlington initiative aimed at advancing true interdisciplinary research and enhancing the University’s competitive position nationally.

  • A System for Neuro-Feedback Anger Management to Prevent Domestic Violence. J.-C. Chiao, Peter Lehmann, Anne Nordberg, Yuan Bo Peng, Jodi Tommerdahl and Shouyi Wang, representing collaboration among the College of Engineering, the College of Education and the School of Social Work.
  • The Effectiveness of Objective Monitoring and Exercise Intervention for Chronic Low-Back Pain Management. Gian-Luca Mariottini, Robert J. Gatchel, Hanli Liu, Cynthia Trowbridge, Christopher T. Ray, representing collaboration among the College of Engineering, the College of Science and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
  • The Dallas-Fort Worth Community Opportunities for Resilience Education: Climate Science Education Model for the Public and K-12. Yekang Ko, Dong-Jun Seo, Jiyoon Yoon and Jun-Hak Lee, representing collaboration among the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, the College of Engineering, the College of Education and the College of Science.
  • Exploring Organizational Needs for Improved User Authentication Systems. Matthew Wright and Jingguo Wang, representing collaboration between the College of Engineering and the College of Business.
  • The iWrite Project: A Computer-Based Rehabilitation Approach for Handwriting in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Priscila Caçola, Mark Ricard, Fillia Makedon, Hanli Liu, representing collaboration between the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the College of Engineering.

Proposals for 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program awards are expected to be due next spring.

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Faculty ISO new discussion site on Blackboard

A faculty discussion board—Faculty ISO—is available on Blackboard and has forums on the four themes of UTA's Strategic Plan: Health and the Human Condition, Data-Driven Discovery, Sustainable Urban Communities, and Global Environmental Impact.

The forums can help you find a guest lecturer, service learning expertise, or an expert in teaching large classes.

To access Faculty ISO, log in to Blackboard using your NetID and password. Add Faculty ISO to your organizations in Blackboard. Contact Blackboard Support for technical assistance.

Research Enhancement Program Grant Recipients

Research Enhancement Program grants are given specifically for the support of research and professional creative activity. For more information please visit the Research Enhancement Program page by clicking the link.

This years recipients are:

Maureen Courtney, College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Christy Spivey, Department of Economics

Kyungsuk Yum, Department of Material Science and Engineering

Patryk Babiracki, Department of History

Desiree Henderson, Department of English

Noelle Field, School of Social Work

Ling Xu, School of Social Work

Joseph Ngai, Department of Physics

Daniel Cavanagh, Department of Music

Professor Heekyeong Park, Department of Psychology

Tech Fort Worth

As the technology landscape and entrepreneurial ecosystem evolve, so must our programs. We're delighted to share some information on this evolution:

 Tech Fort Worth Think Lab

Previously known as our "Incubation" program, the ThinkLab program is designed to help the founder or entrepreneur determine whether there is sufficient value to pursue a product or service idea, identify potential markets, develop a path to market strategy, and learn how to communicate the value of the idea to early stakeholders and adopters. Click HERE for more information.

 Tech Fort Worth Smart Start

The program previously known as our "Acceleration" program has been divided into two complete programs. The first is the SmartStart program, which assists the founder(s) in launching a new company. It focuses on formalizing the business framework necessary for the company to execute its path to market strategies, while at the same time the company must work to develop a minimal viable product. Click HERE for more information. 

Tech Fort Worth Fast Forward

The second program that was born from our original "Acceleration" program is the FastForward Program. As a startup company begins to deliver goods and services it faces a different set of challenge from what it faced pre-launch. The FastForward program helps the founder down that path to success by providing the executive with the coaching and advising necessary to grow the company. Click HERE for more information. 


Meet Our Staff

Dr. Duane B. Dimos
Dr. Duane B. Dimos
Vice President

Jeremy Forsberg
Jeremy Forsberg
Assistant Vice President

VPR Organization
VPR Organization
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