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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Leader in health

Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, will be inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame May 6, D Healthcare Daily reported. Biggins is a UT Arlington Distinguished Alumna. She also is an adjunct faculty member at UT Arlington and was an assistant clinical professor in hospital administration at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for six years.

Tops in tunes

Umair Ali, a UT Arlington junior majoring in communication technology, is a best-selling iPhone ringtone maker, NBC 5 KXAS reported on its website. His latest creation, called "Vine Ringtone: Marimba Hip Hop" is currently sitting in the Top 5 on the iTunes Ringtone Chart. That puts him ahead of artists like Beyoncé and Luke Bryan. EWallstreeter and several other websites ran the NBC 5 story.

Attacking cancer

UT Arlington physicist Wei Chen may have developed a new tool for photodynamic cancer therapy, biotechdaily.com reported. Chen, a physics professor and co-director of the UT Arlington Center for Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, was working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection when he made the discovery.