Clinical Translational Research Forum Seminars


The Clinical Translational Research Forum, “CTRF”, supports CONHI faculty researchers in hosting an innovative scholar every Wednesday during the Spring and Fall semesters to present to nursing, kinesiology, and bioengineering graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and researchers/healthcare professionals from across campus and colleagues throughout DFW. A new schedule of seminars is distributed each semester throughout campus and research facilities in the DFW area.

Clinical Translational Research Forum – Schedule of Seminars

Spring 2020 

The following seminars were held on Wednesday from 12 to 1 PM in SEIR 194, except for the February 12th, March 18th, April 1st, and April 22nd lectures as noted below. Anyone who is interested in the material being presented is invited to attend, including faculty, students, and staff. Seminars are recorded (as permitted by presenters) and YouTube links are listed with the seminars below as they become available.



January 22

Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL): An Opportunity for Doctoral Professional Development

James Grover, PhD, Professor, Interim Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School, the University of Texas at Arlington

Hosted By: Jake Samuel

Video On YouTube

January 29

Updates in Venous Thromboembolism in Children and Young Adults

Ayesha Zia, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Hosted by Mike Nelson

Video On YouTube

February 05

HLA and Human Health

Anajane Smith, Program Manager, North Texas Genome Center, the University of Texas at Arlington

February 12

The following seminar will be held in SEIR 198 and is part of the Anderson Lecture Series: Professional Football - Playing on a Team and Building One from Scratch

Isaiah Stanback, MBA, Manager, Community Relations, XFL Dallas Renegades

Hosted by Brad Heddins

February 19

Barriers to and Benefits of a Nurse-Led Telemedicine Intervention for Rural Cancer Survivors

Pamela DeGuzman, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Family, Community & Mental Health Systems, University of Virginia School of Nursing

Hosted by Beth Merwin

February 26

Emerging Tobacco Products: Epidemiology, Health Effects and Policy Considerations

Ziyad Ben Taleb, MD, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Health Program, Department of Kinesiology, the University of Texas at Arlington

March 04

The Many Roles of Microphages in Skeletal Muscle Injury Repair

Lan Zhou, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Pathology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Boston University

Hosted by Jingsong Zhou

March 11

No Seminar - Enjoy your Spring Break!

March 18

The following seminar will be held in SEIR 198 and is a special two hour session (12 noon to 2 pm): Emerging Viruses: Arboviruses and an Update on the Wuhan Coronavirus

Scott C. Weaver, MS, PhD, John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Human Infections and Immunity; John S. Dunn Distinguished Chair in Biodefense; Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Institute for Human Infections & Immunity; Scientific Director, Galveston National Laboratory; Professor, Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology; University of Texas Medical Branch

Hosted by Florence Haseltine

March 25

The Acute Vascular Effects of Traditional Hookah (Waterpipe) Smoking vs. Electronic Hookah Vaping in Young Adults

Mary Rezk-Hanna, PhD, NP, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)

Hosted by Michael Nelson

April 01

The following seminar will be held in SEIR 198 and is part of the Barry McKeown Speaker Series: Vascular Consequences of Physical Inactivity and Insulin Resistance: Mechanisms and Implications

Jaume Padilla, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Investigator, Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Missouri

Hosted by Matt Brothers

April 08

No Seminar - Find us at EB!

April 15

Acute Traumatic Joint Injury and the Rick of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis in young and Physically Active Military Populations

Ken Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, FNATA, Director of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research, John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship, Keller Army Hospital, United States Military Academy, West Point

Hosted by Cindy Trowbridge

April 22

The following seminar will be held in the Bluebonnet Ballroom in the University Center and is part of the 2nd Annual Health Across the Lifespan Symposium: Ryanodine Receptor Local Ca Control

Michael Fill, PhD, Chairperson, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, The Francis N. and Catherine O. Bard Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Rush Medical College

Hosted by Jingsong Zhou

April 29
(final seminar for Spring 2020)

Aerobic Capacity and Protection Against Metabolic Disease

John Thyfault, PhD, FACSM, FTOS, Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Hosted by Paul Fadel


Previous CTRF Series