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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Study looks at depression

Jody Greaney, a UTA assistant professor of kinesiology, is leading a study to understand the link between cardiovascular disease and depression, Medicine newsline and BioPortfolio reported.

Rehab glove

The UTA Research Institute, Neuro Rehab VR and the UNT Health Science Center are collaborating on a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer Fund grant that will build soft, robotic gloves for stroke patient rehabilitation, BioPortfolio, Industrial Equipment News and Orthopedic Design & Technology reported.

Better academic planning

Yi “Leaf” Zhang and Maria Trache, UTA associate professor and professor, respectively, in the College of Education, are starting a study that would give parents and students better information when planning for students’ academic futures, BioPortfolio and Targeted News Service reported. 

Snake genomics

In a new paper, a team of biologists led by Todd Castoe, UTA associate professor of biology, generated and analyzed the most complete chromosome-level genome for a prairie rattlesnake, Phys.org and BioPortfolio reported.

Sustainable mining

Kate Smits, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, is part of a team of engineers and social scientists working with researchers and educators in South American countries to find ways to increase sustainability and lessen negative effects of mining while allowing communities to continue their ancestral way of life, Ecology Daily News reported.

New president named

Matt Caldwell was named president of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in South Carolina, Greenville Online and Greenville Business Magazine reported. Caldwell earned his master’s degree in health care administration from UTA.