Center-Related & Other Important Events

“Abstract Submission is Now Open”


Third Annual Research Integrity Symposium”


Psychology Colloquia 2017-2018


10/20 – Dr. Phia Salter, Texas A&M

11/17 – Dr. Andreana Haley, UT Austin


2/2 – Dr. Joshua Hicks, Texas A&M

3/2 – Dr. Scott Gronlund, The University of Oklahoma

4/6 – Dr. Gina Ligon, University of Nebraska Omaha


Welcome Reception for Sir Cary Cooper and Rachel Cooper

You are invited to join the College of Business for a Welcome Reception for Sir Cary and Rachel Cooper.
Monday, Sept. 25th, at 6:00-8:00pm in the Carlisle Suite of the University Center.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Please rsvp to Ginny Hinds (


Sir Cary L. Cooper, CBE
50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health
Alliance Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester

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Rachel Cooper
Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy
Director of ImaginationLancaster
Chair of Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Lancaster University

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IRB Mini-Conference

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Mind, Sight, Cure: An Evening of BrightFocus” – June 8, 2017

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The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability is pleased to announce that registration for our upcoming conference Safe, Healthy, and Productive Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conferenceis online. We invite you to join us on June 1-3, 2017 in beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada or at one of the two satellite locations.

Don’t miss out on Early Bird registration rates which expire on March 31, 2017. Register early to receive the best deal on you conference registration!

Conference Details

Date: June 1-3, 2017

Main Event:      University of British Columbia, Earth Sciences Room ES1013

Satellite Sites:  University of Northern British Columbia- Northern Health Sciences Centre, Room 9-235 (Prince George University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus - Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, Room 223 MPL (Kelowna)


Register to attend this exciting event!


“Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD) Presents: Fear-Avoidance Beliefs and Chronic Pain Webinar with Robert J. Gatchel, Ph.D., ABPP, January 31, 2017 – 11:00am PST”






2016-2017 The BrainHealth Frontiers Scientific Lunch Lecture Series – sponsored by The Center for BrainHealth






Down Syndrome

NAI event

Dallas Aging & cognition conference

ARIS 2016






Drive the Difference UNTHSC Summit

Ironman heart transplant recipient, renowned sports cardiologist duo to kick off Moritz Speaker Series








2016 Colloquia Series Speakers at UTA Psychology Department

2/19/16 – Craig Neumann (University of North Texas)
“Understanding Psychopathy via Variable- and Person-Centered Approaches”

3/4/2016 - Chandramallika Basak
(School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas)

4/1/2016 -  N. Bradley Keele
(Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience, Baylor University)

4/29/2016 -  Stephan Motowidlo
(Department of Psychology, Rice University)


Healthcare in a Civil Society: Improving the Experience of Care.

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:30am to 12:30pm, Medical Education & Training Building,  UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth








“The Center for BrainHealth presents: The BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lecture Series

Please click here for the 2016 Speaker Schedule



UNT Event


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As part of the Affordable Care Act, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) was requested to recognize pain as a significant public health problem (leading to the publication of “Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action”). The Act also established the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) in order to coordinate all efforts across Federal agencies and departments to support research related to pain. The first result of the IPRCC was the development of the National Pain Strategy, which addressed the core recommendations of the IOM report to improve pain prevention, treatment, and management. The next step is to address the Report’s call to enhance the federal pain research agenda. To this end, Dr. Gatchel is now a Co-Chair of the IPRCC Work Group which will address research related to the Prevention of Acute and Chronic Pain.






Reprogramming the Brain to Health
Computational Psychiatry and Neurology

Thursday April 14, 2016 from 8am-5pm at the Center for Brain Health at UT Dallas (2200 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235)









Coming on September





Past events

“All-Day Workshop
Cultural Diversity & Mental Health Care
May 30th, 2015"

Sponsored by the UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry, Metrocare Services, and the Office of Continuing Medical Education


Meeting Location:
UT Southwestern Medical Center
South Campus, Building D
6001 Forest Park Road
Dallas, Texas 75390

Purpose and Content
This course will increase participants’ knowledge of the impact of cultural diversity on mental health care.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, LPCs, social workers, chaplains, residents, fellows, students, and other professionals interested in learning about cultural diversity and the impact of diversity issues on mental health care.


On November 13Th, 2014


On November 18Th, 2013

Nancy E. Adler, Ph.D.
Psychology and Medicine:
translational Research on Stress, Behavior and Disease


Lisa and John Pritzker Professor of Psychology
Director of the Center for Health and Community
The University of California, San Francisco
Monday, November 18th, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 6th Floor Library Parlor

Sponsored By;

UTA Arlington

Office of the Provost &

College of Science




On September 4Th, 2013



Scientific Advisor
Professor and Chairman, Department of Developmental Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Library Parlor
Sponsored By:

UTA Arlington

Office of the Provost &

College of Science




July 24, 2013


Dr. Gatchel gave one of the invited talks, entitled “Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain and PTSD Management in a Military Population” at A Symposium on Post-Traumatic Stress: From Prevention to Treatment, sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).


July 22, 2013


July 22, 2013
Des Moines University
Olsen Medical Education Center
Des Moines, IA 50312



Dr. Gatchel gave the Keynote Address during the Annual Research Appreciation Day at Des Moines University, School of Osteopathic Medicine. The title of his talk was “The Biopsychosocial Model and the Prevention of Chronic Pain.


The Center is proud to announce that it will host two Guest Lecturers in the Fall, 2013. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE LECTURES
Dr. Luis Parada is the Diana K. And Richard C. Strauss Distinguished Chair in Developmental Biology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He will be on campus September 3rd and 4th. His University Lecture, entitled “New Frontiers in Brain Cancer Research,” will be presented at Noon, September 4th in the Central Library Parlor (6th Floor).

Dr. Nancy Adler is the Lisa and John Pritzker Professor of Psychology, as well as the Director of the Center for Health and Community, at The University of California, San Francisco. She will be on campus November 18th and 19th. Her University Lecture, entitled “Psychology and Medicine: Translational Research on Stress, Behavior and Disease,” will also be presented at Noon, November 18th in the Central Library Parlor (6th Floor).


Distinguished Psychologist Award for 2013

Dr. Gatchel,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that you have been selected to receive the Dallas Psychological Association’s Distinguished Psychologist Award for 2013! You were nominated to receive this award based on your years of contributions to the psychological community, as well as to the mentorship of so many graduate students.

We will be presenting your award, as well as the awards for Outstanding Community Service & Student Dissertation, at our Spring Social & Awards ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy (NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225).

Thank you & I look forward to seeing you next month!

Deanna Liss, PhD
Executive Committee Member, DPA

Deanna S. Liss, Ph.D.
Ware Wellness Group, LLC


2013 UT Metroplex Day

    Ben Lippe of UT Southwestern, a student in Dr. Robert Gatchel’s laboratory, won the Biobehavioral category for his poster, “Predictive Utility of PROMIS-based Computer Adaptive Testing in Pain-Related Disability”, at the seventh annual UT Metroplex Day, held March 1, 2013 at UT Dallas in Richardson.
     The goal of Metroplex Day is to encourage interdisciplinary research and stimulate research projects that leverage the strengths of UT Arlington, UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center. All three offer outstanding research infrastructure, cutting-edge expertise, and innovative collaborative opportunities, and the event is aimed at making it easier to take advantage of those opportunities.
     This year, 165 registered to attend the event, which was highlighted by a keynote address by Shimon Weiss, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA. UT Arlington assistant professor of electrical engineering Samir Iqbal presented a talk titled “Crossing Boundaries in Cancer Diagnostics.”
     Students and faculty members from each institution presented research posters for judging, with winners in various categories each receiving $200 prizes.

 The award for UT Arlington’s Best poster went to Arunoday Bhan, a biochemistry Ph.D. student in the lab of assistant professor of chemistry Subhrangsu Mandal. The award in the Nursing Research category went to UT Arlington’s  Alexandros Papangelis.

UT Metroplex Day 2013 Agenda.

UT Metroplex Day 2013 Posters Represented.


2012 UT Metroplex Day

Dr. Sean Mackey and Dr. Robert Gatchel at the 2012 Metroplex Day.

The sixth annual UT Metroplex Day was bigger and better than ever before, with a record number of attendees and research posters entered in the daylong event.
The 2012 Metroplex Day, held February 4 at UT Arlington's E.H. Hereford University Center, brought together students and faculty from UT Arlington, UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for a day of lectures and camaraderie, and gave students a chance to show off their research and explore opportunities for collaboration with those from the other institutions.
"Relative to the previous Metroplex Days, we had a record number of registrants, with 335, and poster submissions, with 135, for this one," said Dr. Robert Gatchel, UT Arlington distinguished professor and Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology. "This event was another testimony to the increase in the cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and collaboration among the three major UT universities in North Texas."
The day's keynote speaker, Dr. Sean Mackey of Stanford University, an expert in pain management, spoke about "Neuroimaging of Pain: The Strain in Pain Lies Mainly in the Brain." Mackey, a doctor and director of the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab as well as chief of the university's pain management division, said that pain affects 116 million Americans a year, with direct and indirect medical expenses of $560-630 billion a year.

For more about 2012 Metroplex Day, click here.