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Clinical Translational Research Forum - AY 2017-2018

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

Catch up on seminars you missed! Starting in November 2017 the CRS began recording and posting CTRF Seminars on YouTube.

Clinical Translational Research Forum
Fall 2017 Seminars
Date Seminar
September 13 The Aging Brain: Role of Cardiovascular Function and Fitness
Takashi Tarumi, PhD, MA

Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Hosted by Matt Brothers
September 20 Benefits of Prenatal Physical Activity on Physical and Cognitive Health
John Biggan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
Hosted by Tyler Garner
September 27 Overview of the UTA Research Institute (UTARI)
Eileen Clements, PhD

Director of Research, University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Hosted by Paul Fadel
October 4 The following talk was held in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activity Center, and was part of the ACSM Lecture series:
Force, Motion, Speed: The Mechanical Basis of Running Performance
Peter Weyand, PhD

Glenn Simmons Professor of Applied Physiology and Biomechanics, Director, Locomotor Performance Laboratory, Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness, Southern Methodist University
Hosted by David Keller
October 11 Sleep Insufficiency and Cardiovascular Risk in Humans
Jason Carter, PhD

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Michigan Technological University
Hosted by David Keller
October 18 Nanofiber Scaffold Modified with Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Repair of Damaged Cardiac Tissue After Myocardial Infarction
Arun Kumar, PhD

Associate Professor and Program Director, Biotechnology, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology, Thomas Jefferson University
Hosted by Rhonda Prisby
October 25 Mechanisms That Drive Chronic Pain and the Potential Protective Effects of Myokines
Theodore "Ted" Price, PhD

Associate Professor, Program Head, Neuroscience BS, UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Hosted by Mark Haykowsky
November 1 The following talk was held in Pickard Hall, Room 212, and was part of Maverick Public Health Month:
Eliminating Mental Health Disparities Through a Culturally and Linguistically, Patient-Centered, Integrated Health Care Approach
Katherine Sanchez, LCSW, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, UTA
November 8 Redox Signaling in the Brain and Antioxidant-Based Therapeutics: Consequences for Hypertension
Matthew Zimmerman, PhD

Associate Professor & Vice Chair, and Director of the Integrative Physiology and Molecular Doctoral Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Hosted by Paul Fadel
November 15 Regulation on Membrane Repair in Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Diseases
Noah Weisleder, PhD

Associate Professor, SBS-Physiology & Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University
Hosted by Marco Brotto
Video on YouTube
November 22 No Seminar - Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Holiday Break!
November 30 How the Nurse Work Environment Influences Hospital Processes and Outcomes
Jessica Smith, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Nursing Science Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Hosted by Anne Bavier
Video on YouTube
December 6
(final seminar for Fall 2017)
Soft Robotics for Preventative and Rehabilitation Care
Muthu Wijesundara, PhD

Principal Research Scientist, Head of Biomedical Technology Division, University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI)
Video on YouTube


Spring 2018

Clinical Translational Research Forum
Spring 2018 Seminars
Date Seminar
January 17 Mitochondria-Mediated Multi-Organ Crosstalk in ALS
Jingsong Zhou, PhD

Professor Of Physiology, Kansas City University Of Medicine And Biosciences
Hosted By Zui Pan
January 24 Investigating Coordination Impairments to Advance The Treatment of Mobility Limitations
Eric G. James, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UTSWMC
Hosted by Matt Brothers
Video on YouTube
January 31 Integrative Immunology and Cardiovascular Aging
Daniel Trott, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department Of Kinesiology, UTA
Hosted by David Keller
Video on YouTube
February 07 Updates in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
Barry Borlaug, MD, FACC

Professor Of Medicine, Consultant And Chair For Research: Division Of Circulatory Failure, Department Of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Hosted by Mark Haykowsky
Video on YouTube
February 14 No Seminar - Happy Valentine's Day!
February 21 The Human Factors Analysis Classification System (HFACS): A Robust Approach to Root Cause Analysis
Thomas Diller, MD, MMM

Executive Director And Associate Professor, Institute For Patient Safety, UNTHSC
Hosted by Yan Xiao
Video on YouTube
February 28 A Nurse Scientist Program of Research: From Myogenesis to Falls in Older Adults
Marco Brotto, BSN, MS, PhD

George & Mary Hazel Jay Endowed Professor; Director, Bone-Muscle Collaborative Sciences; Director, PhD In Nursing Program, UTA
Hosted by Paul Fadel
Video on YouTube
March 07 Blood Pressure And Cerebral Blood Flow Variability: Friend Or Foe?
Caroline Rickards, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology And Anatomy, UNTHSC
Video on YouTube
March 14 No Seminar - Enjoy your Spring Break!
March 21 Metabolomic Investigation Of Energy Dysregulation In Cancer Cachexia
Thomas M. O’connell, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Center For Cachexia Research Innovation And Therapy, Indiana University School Of Medicine
Hosted by Marco Brotto
March 28 The following talk was held in the Lone Star Auditorium of the Maverick Activity Center, and was part of the Texas ACSM Lecture series:
Regulation Of Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow During Exercise in Aging Humans
Frank Dinenno, PhD

Professor, Director, Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, College Of Health & Human Sciences, Colorado State University
Hosted by Matt Brothers
April 04 The Modulatory Influence Of Exercise On Vascular Aging: Time For The Sex Talk
Kerrie Moreau, PhD

Associate Professor, Division Of Geriatrics, University Of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Hosted by Mike Nelson
April 11 Effects Of Diabetes On Blood Pressure Responses During Exercise
Audrey J. Stone, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department Of Kinesiology And Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin
Hosted by Paul Fadel
April 18 Mixed Reality Based Manned-Unmanned Teaming
Aditya Narayan Das, PhD

Adjunct Professor; Lead, Automation And Intelligent Systems Division, UTA Research Institute (UTARI)
Hosted by Paul Fadel
April 25 No Seminar - Finish your semester strong!
May 02
(final seminar for Spring 2018)
Revealing Hemodynamic Response and Dynamic Changes in Functional Cortical Networks Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (FNIRS)
Georgios Alexandrakis, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Of Bioengineering, UTA
Hosted by Paul Fadel

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