UTA In The News — Friday, October 8, 2021
COVID-19 expert panel
Erin Carlson, UTA associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, will participate in a panel of doctors and health experts on Oct. 13, The Dallas Morning News reported. The panel will center on questions surrounding COVID-19, including vaccine boosters, monoclonal antibody treatments, Merck’s COVID pill and vaccines for school-age children.
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are among the recipients of contracts issued by the U.S. Department of Defense to boost hypersonic technology development, Flying Magazine reported. Prototyping projects supported by the contracts include research into composites, multi-modal control of flight dynamics and wind tunnel experiments and simulations.
Latino humanities studies
A consortium of colleges and universities that includes The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded $5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand Latino humanities studies and prepare researchers and scholars for faculty positions, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Post-trauma brain cell communication
Ashfaq Adnan, UTA professor of mechanical engineering, received a three-year, $475,800 grant funded by the Office of Naval Research to study how traumatic brain injuries affect the ability of neural cells and surrounding cells to communicate with each other, Defense and Aerospace Daily reported. This is Adnan’s fourth major grant in this area, totaling more than $4.1 million.
Graduate program for city employees
The University of Texas at Arlington is now offering a Master of Public Administration cohort program in partnership with the city of Fort Worth, Targeted News Service reported. Thirty-four city of Fort Worth employees will spend three years learning together in the program.
The future of public health informatics
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded UTHealth Houston a nearly $10 million cooperative agreement to develop a talent pipeline of individuals from diverse backgrounds to careers in public health and data science, Newswise reported. The University of Texas at Arlington will partner with the initiative to train students in interdisciplinary approaches to health informatics and technology.