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UTA In The News — Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Department chair offers expertise on racial profiling

CQ Researcher extensively quoted Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of the UT Arlington Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in an article about racial profiling. “Racial profiling as a whole doesn’t have the prevalence that the media would lead the public to believe, but it happens more often than the folks on the other spectrum say,” del Carmen said. “Racism continues to be a problem in the law enforcement community.” Del Carmen’s “Racial Profiling in America,” was also cited as one of the leading books in racial profiling in the United States.

Data needs to be private but available for analysis

EMR & noted research by UT Arlington in a story about doctors compromising patient privacy. The piece acknowledged that plenty of work is underway to improve EMR technology, adding: "For example, at UT Arlington, researchers are leading a National Science Foundation project to keep healthcare data secure while ensuring that the anonymous records can be used for secondary analysis. They hope to produce groundbreaking algorithms and tools for identifying privacy leaks."

American Heart Association honors Nguyen

Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington associate professor of bioengineering, has been named an American Heart Association fellow, an honor conferred by the national organization’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, Hispanic and reported. Nguyen specializes in cellular engineering. Her research also involves tissue engineering, drug delivery and stem cell therapies.

Study finds high levels of certain metals near fracking sites

An EcoWatch report about fracking noted a study out of The University of Texas at Arlington that found high levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in samples from water wells near active natural gas wells.