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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Diversity leader

Hispanic Network magazine has named The University of Texas at Arlington a Best of the Best 2014 winner in the category of Top Colleges and Universities. Each year, DiversityComm, Inc. and its four diversity magazines also select the nation’s top employers, supplier diversity programs and executives, industry leaders, law enforcement and government agencies, and business schools. The goal of the annual evaluations is to encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies.

Easing cancer pain

Graduate level nursing programs from UT Arlington and Texas Christian University will team up with medical educators to create a module on guided imagery specifically for nursing students, as part of TRIUMPH, or the Training Resources in Understanding My Power in Healing program, BioNews Texas reported. The UNT Health Science Center is leading TRIUMPH to promote guided imagery among cancer patients.

Teenagers' mental health

Sharolyn Dihigo, a nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, recently examined available research to determine whether nurse practitioners and others in primary care settings should add a mental health screening to well visits for teenage patients, News-Line.com reported. Her conclusion was that a simple paper test called a CES-DC would be a reliable, quick way of determining whether the practitioner should refer a teen for mental health support.

Helping the community

According to the United Way, more than 5,081 tax returns yielding $9.93 million in refunds were filed this year with the help of United Way of Tarrant County volunteers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Among the more than 200 volunteers contributing more than 5,100 hours, was Jennifer Gross, a graduate accounting student at UT Arlington. She used her skills to help families who say they dread filling out the forms or don’t understand how. Bloomberg Businessweek also reported this story.