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UTA In The News — Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

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CPRIT grants to aid cancer research

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Wednesday announced that six institutions of The University of Texas System have been awarded a combined $41.6 million in grants to help make advancements in the prevention and treatment of cancer. UT Arlington received a grant for biomechanical profiling of migrating brain cancer genotypes in tightly-confined space for drug screening.

Smart Care apartment

A collaboration between UT Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and College of Engineering with Christian Care Senior Living Communities has yielded a “smart” apartment that could change the face of healthcare, World Magazine and Senior Housing News reported. All of the monitoring is non-invasive, with sensors embedded in structures throughout the living quarters so the apartment looks no different than any other. The “smart care” apartment not only offers residents more independence but can also give families peace of mind.

Special Olympic games

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on Special Olympic athlete Josh Altman’s inspiring story. Altman will compete this weekend at UT Arlington in the 2015 Special Olympic games. KABB/FOX 33 also reported on San Antonio officers participating in another leg of the Flame of Hope torch run leading up to the event. 

New appointment for alumnus

Mumbai-based Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd has appointed Pranav Parikh as head of private equity, seed and venture capital funds, VCCircle reported. Parikh received his MBA from The University of Texas at Arlington with a specialization in finance.