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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Attacking musculoskeletal diseases

Marco Brotto, George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, will use a series of grants totaling $6.575 million to attack a variety of debilitating musculoskeletal diseases, News Medical reported.

Leading alumna

Wendy Okolo, a NASA aerospace research engineer, became the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree in aerospace engineering when she graduated from UTA in 2015, The Philadelphia Tribune and All Together by the Society of Women Engineers reported. Okolo also received her bachelor’s degree at UTA.

Strategic plan update

About 60 faculty members from across the UTA campus attended the first of a series of symposiums aimed at determining the progress the University has made in its strategic plan themes, Targeted News Service reported. The next syposium, focused on global environmental impact, starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Commons.

Tattoo therapy

According to research by December Maxwell, UTA doctoral student in the School of Social Work, tattoos can have therapeutic effects for survivors of sexual assault, Health.com reported.

Presidential scrutiny

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, discussed the rising scrutiny of former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke in the first days of his presidential campaign, WFAA ABC 8 reported.