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Application materials available for grant program

Application materials are available for the Proposal Development Grant Program for Fall 2019 release. Proposals to this competition are due Tuesday, July 23. The program provides release time to faculty for development and submission of a proposal for external funding. The grant will provide funds to support the cost of a replacement instructor for one three-hour credit course during the academic year and summer salary. Visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website for more information.


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Anderson named co-investigator

Mary Anderson (chemistry and biochemistry) has been named co-investigator on a $65,000 annual grant funded by the Welch Foundation.The Anderson Lab (TWU) will collaborate with the Cundari Group (UNT) to study the chemistry of "methane proteases."


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Patterson, Brewer awarded grant

Houston faculty members Mindy Patterson (nutrition & food sciences) and Wayne Brewer (physical therapy) have been awarded a $180,862 grant from Ingredion Incorporated for their project examining the impact of consuming a daily protein supplement (pea isolate, whey isolate, or placebo) on young males’ muscle mass and strength following an eight-week resistance training program. They also will measure essential amino acid appearance as well as glucose and insulin concentrations before and after the residency training program. The researchers will use a randomized-double blind parallel study design. (6-19-19)


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IRB workshop to focus on Cayuse

The Denton Institutional Review Board (IRB) will conduct a workshop 9-11 a.m., Thursday, June 27, focusing on how to submit an application in Cayuse. The workshop is open to all faculty, staff or students who are interested in research involving human subjects. Registration is required in order to ensure that all attendees have active Cayuse accounts. To register for the workshop, email irb@tu.edu and include your name, department and TWU email address. You will receive a confirmation email that will include the workshop location. (6-19-19)


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Houston PT faculty receive grant extension

TWU Houston School of Physical Therapy faculty members Jennifer Ellison, Jennifer Bogardus and Peggy Gleeson received a one-year extension of their Minority Health Research and Education Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for their project, “Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Underserved Clinical Sites for the Enhancement and Promotion of Quality Healthcare in Physical Therapy.” The grant extension provides stipends and housing for TWU Houston Doctor of Physical Therapy students who complete their clinical rotations in the underserved regions of Texas Rio Grande or Midland/Odessa. (5-15-19)


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Welch is co-PI on Welch Foundation grant

Mary Anderson (chemistry and biochemistry) is the co-PI on a grant funded by the Robert A. Welch Foundation: Hydridic Activation of Methane for $65,000 for each of three years for a total of $195,000. (5-1-19)


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Lin receives extension on WOWii study

Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy, Dallas) received a $6,750 extension on her Workout on Wheels Internet Intervention (WOWii) study, which examines the effectiveness of an online physical activity program for persons with spinal cord injury. (5-1-19)


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Program applications due April 18

Reminder: Applications to both the 2019-2020 Research Enhancement Program spring competition and the 2020 Creative Arts and Humanities Grant Program are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18. See the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website for more information.


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Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium to be held April 9-10

The 22nd Annual Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10 in the Administrative & Conference Tower (ACT) on the Denton Campus. The Student Symposium highlights research and scholarly activities of undergraduate and graduate students across many departments and colleges .In addition to the platform and poster presentations by TWU students, the student symposium features special sessions showcasing student research, the Chancellor's Student Research Scholars, the scholarship of the graduate council awardees, and an external keynote speaker. For full details, visit https://twu.edu/research/student-creative-arts-and-research-symposium/


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Grant to aid in firefighter assessment

Shane Broughton (nutrition & food sciences) and Jyutika Mehta (communication sciences) have been awarded a $53,000 grant from the City of Denton for their project to assess the health and fitness of Denton firefighters. The purpose of the research is to investigate the physiological etiology of cardiovascular and metabolic disease and obesity, as well as athletic performance potential. (3-27-19)


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CRF applications due March 21

Applications are due for the 2019-2020 Chancellor's Research Fellows (CRF) program by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21. The CRF Program provides support to promising scholars and their mentors to facilitate completion of a specific project. The objectives are to identify faculty with strong potential for obtaining external funding for research, provide additional research support that will help protégés and mentors succeed in their research agendas, and facilitate the building of internal and external partnerships. Protégés who demonstrate a strong potential for research select a mentor who can help them enhance their research program to become competitive for external funding.

We expect awards to be $3,000 in support of Mentors and $5,000 in support of Protégés to encourage faculty with strong potential for external funding to be successful in that endeavor. Awards will be for the period September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020, and are contingent upon funding availability. Application materials and instructions can be found on the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs’ website.

Questions? Contact Tracy Lindsay at 940-898-3377 or Donna Scott-Tilley at 940-898-3401.


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Cayuse training workshop set

A Cayuse training workshop will take place from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6 on the Denton campus. Limited space is available, and registration is required. To reserve a spot, email Tracy Lindsay at least three days prior to the workshop. Include your name, TWU email address, department, and indicate that you want to attend the March 6 workshop. (2-27-19)


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Cayuse now available

Cayuse IRB, the new Institutional Review Board online submission system, now is available. All new IRB applications now will be submitted through this system. Accounts have been created for all TWU researchers on active IRB studies. If you’re unable to log in, please email irb@twu.edu for assistance. (2-13-19)


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Sahlin awarded grant to begin Faith Zone

Claire Sahlin (multicultural women’s and gender studies) has been awarded a $3,000 grant from New York University’s Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership to initiate a Faith Zone: Multifaith Ally Training program on TWU’s Denton campus. The funds will be used to begin a three-hour Faith Zone workshop at least once each semester with a goal of enriching campus-wide discussions about religion and spirituality and increasing understanding of religious and spiritual diversity in society. (2-6-19)


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Grant to enable equipment purchase

Ron Davis (kinesiology) and Jun Tack Oh, graduate teaching assistant in kinesiology, were awarded a $500 grant from I’m An Athlete to purchase a Takei 5002 digital back and leg dynamometer for their study of the effects of nine weeks of structured exercise on the muscular strength and quality of life for veterans with an acquired physical disability, such as an amputee, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. (2-6-19)


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Grants Week is coming!

Learn more about proposal development services during TWU Grants Week Feb. 11-15. Topics include internal funding awards, grant proposal development, pre- and post-award services, research and program grant workshops and more. Refreshments will be provided. To learn more, and to register, visit https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=184743. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 5. (1-30-19)


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