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Gabriela Wilson

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recognized Gabriela Wilson, professor of kinesiology and co-director of the Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics, with one of its 2023 Changemaker in Health Awards.


Sherri McFarland

A team of researchers led by Sherri McFarland, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, published a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society about its discovery of an anti-cancer agent that works exceptionally well amid low-oxygen concentrations.


Kytai Nguyen

Kytai Nguyen, a bioengineering professor, is the principal investigator on a $2.1 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop biodegradable nanomaterials that will take pictures and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease.


Rick Wilder

Investigating Earth’s ionosphere-thermosphere

A space physicist at UTA is playing a key role in NASA’s Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission aimed at improving our understanding of the planet’s ionosphere-thermosphere (I-T) system.

Kyeong Rok Ryu

Quantifying the benefits of roadside vegetation

Construction management Assistant Professor Kyeong Rok Ryu is helping cultivate a better-looking Texas by creating best practices for roadside vegetation.

Illustration by Jing Jing Tsong

Evaluating smart traffic signal design

Civil engineer Pengfei “Taylor” Li hopes to make traffic signals smarter with new simulation techniques and big data.

Inquiry Magazine 2023

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