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Health & the Human Condition

A century ago, the average American lived about 55 years. Today, we are likely to make 80. Unrelenting scientific curiosity and exploration have made this dramatic increase possible and led to life-saving breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other ailments. But progress that improves our quality of life extends beyond the physical realm. Examination of the arts and humanities helps us understand the nature of the human condition and the cultural and social fabric that characterizes our existence and contributes to our wellbeing.

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Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose, associate professor of history and director of UTA's minor in disability studies program, was awarded the Martha Arbuckle Award, given by the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities each year.

Mark Haykowsky

Mark Haykowsky, the Moritz Chair in Geriatrics in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and a leading expert on exercise physiology and heart failure rehabilitation, was elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Laura Kunkel

Laura Kunkel, associate clinical professor of kinesiology and certified athletic trainer, was the sole recipient of the coveted Emerging Educator Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association.

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