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UTA In The News — Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

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Pre-med program

The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Health Resources have announced a collaborative effort that will pair undergraduate students with physician mentors in a hospital, D Magazine’s Healthcare Daily and BioNews-TX.com reported. The Pre-Medical Student Preceptorship Program launched as a pilot last spring with a formal launch this fall.

Health-care solutions

A new system being developed by researchers at the UT Arlington Research Institute and UNT Health Science Center could make it easier for people with sleep apnea to get a good night’s rest, Medical Xpress, Congoo, SleepWellLiveWell.org, Medical Design Technology and World Sleep Foundation reported.

Healing hand

A team from the UT Arlington Research Institute is developing a new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient’s hand, Today in PT reported. The glove, which might bring some relief for stroke victims, is being developed through funding from the Texas Medical Research Collaborative.

Presidential politics

WOOD/1300 FM (Grand Rapids, MI) interviewed Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about the many GOP candidates in the 2016 race for the White House. “Frankly, I think it’s a good idea that somebody drop out,” Saxe said. “It’s just too many candidates on the Republican side. I think it shows that they know that the White House is theirs for the taking.”

Complicated connections

Social media can get “extremely complicated” when police are dealing with an ongoing high-profile case and the public starts to expect “too much,” Kent Kerley, professor and chairman of the UT Arlington Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article on the use of social media during a police officer-involved shooting in Arlington. “It gives you the ability to connect with people quickly, but it also creates that expectation that you will respond to everything immediately.”

Legendary women

Diario La Estrella and Hoy Dallas reported on Ford “Mujeres Legendarias” ceremony, which recognizes “Legendary Women” in North Texas who embody the four pillars of the Ford brand: intelligence, efficiency, ecology and safety. Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, UT Arlington associate professor of marketing, was among this year’s honorees.

Pipe professionals

More than 400 engineers, executives, owners and other professionals representing the North American concrete pipe industry will gather Jan. 4-7 at UT Arlington for the 2016 ACPA Pipe Show, the Concrete Producer reported. The first-of-its-kind trade show is exclusively for the concrete pipe industry.