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UTA In The News — Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

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3-D blood vessels

Yi Hong, an assistant professor in the UTA Department of Bioengineering, has been awarded a $211,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects, ScienMag and reported.

New partnership

A new partnership between Grand Prairie ISD, Dallas County Community Colleges and UTA will allow high school students to seamlessly transition from high school into a four-year nursing program, KTVT CBS 11 reported.

Syria implications

Brent Sasley, a UTA associate professor of political science and expert on the Middle East, told Fox News that any military action against Syria would also mean confrontations with Iran and Russia — supporters of the Assad regime.

Women's team featured

The UTA women’s basketball team had a stellar year under the leadership of Head Coach Krista Gerlich, the Star-Telegram reported. The team ended the regular season in second place in the Sun Belt Conference, and plans to improve on that next year.

Trump action

KLIF 570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about the political ramifications of President Donald Trump’s decision to launch 50 missiles at a Syrian air base in response to a deadly chemical attack from the Assad regime earlier in the week.

Energy technology

Greenway Innovative Energy announced it has successfully completed manufacturer testing of their gas-to-liquid technology, BioSpace, Benzinga, Daily Herald and Financial Buzz reported. The technology has been developed in association with UTA researchers.

UTA director featured speaker

The Houston Chronicle, Stamford Advocate and My San Antonio reported on the upcoming Smart Texas Revolution conference. Shima Hamidi, director of the Institute of Urban Studies at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, will be a featured speaker at the event.

Nurse of the week

Daily Nurse named Darinisha Turner, a senior nursing student at UTA, as its Nurse of the Week. Turner is involved on campus and will work for UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit upon graduation.

UTA team makes final four

The Reflector and Mic reported that UTA’s eSports team will take part in the Heroes of the Dorm final four tournament in Las Vegas.

Alumnus appointed vice president

Alumnus Rakesh Narayanan has been appointed as vice president of supplier commerce — Asia Pacific for Sabre Travel Network, Public Now reported. Narayanan earned both a master's degree in management information systems and a master's degree in business administration from UTA.