IRB workshop to focus on creating materials

The Denton Institutional Review Board will conduct a workshop on building, creating and writing a consent form as well as recruitment materials (flyers, emails, scripts, etc.) 1-3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18. The workshop is open to all faculty, staff and students who are currently working on or are about to submit an application for review. To register for the training, email irb@twu.edu. You will receive a confirmation email with the location of the workshop.


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Creative Arts & Humanities Grants Program proposals due Oct. 24

Proposals for the Creative Arts and Humanities Grants Program are due Thursday, Oct. 24. The program supports TWU faculty projects in areas that ordinarily have very limited opportunity to receive external grant funding, yet have the potential to enhance scholarship and TWU’s national and international profile. Up to $5,000 may be requested to support these projects, and all full-time tenured and tenured- track faculty may apply.

Budget assistance and proposal preparation is available through the Office of Research and Sponsored programs by contacting Tracy Lindsay or Kristi Lemmon. Assistance also is available from the Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA). In order to review the research design before the deadline, the CRDA must receive the draft of the narrative at least two weeks prior to the deadline.

Complete program guidelines and application forms for the Creative Arts and Humanities Grants Program are available through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.


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REP applications now available

Application materials are available for the Research Enhancement Program fall competition. Proposals are due by Thursday, Oct. 24.

The program provides up to $10,000 in seed money to enable faculty members to compete more successfully for larger research grants from external sources in order to continue their research. All full-time tenured faculty, research faculty and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply and serve as PI and co-investigators. Tenured and research faculty will be evaluated separately from tenure-track faculty, with funds being designated separately for each group.

Budget assistance and proposal preparation is available through the Office of Research and Sponsored programs by contacting Tracy Lindsay or Kristi Lemmon. Assistance also is available from the Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA). In order to review the research design before the deadline, the CRDA must receive the draft of the narrative at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Also note that the page limit for the REP research plan has been extended from six pages to eight.

Program guidelines and application forms for the Research Enhancement Program are available through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.


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Proposal Development Grant deadline Oct. 15

Application materials for the Proposal Development Grant Program for Spring 2020 now are available. Proposals to the competition are due Tuesday, Oct. 15. The program provides release time to a faculty member or research team for development and submission of a proposal for external funding. The grants will provide funds to support the cost of a replacement instructor for one 3-credit-hour course during the academic year. Program guidelines and application materials are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.


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TARGET (Equipment) Program applications open

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence, invites applications for the 2019-2020 TARGET (Equipment) Program. Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The TARGET program provides a mechanism for researchers at TWU to obtain research equipment, ideally for shared use, or faculty at TWU to obtain equipment to enhance the scholarship of teaching and learning in the classroom or lab in face-to-face, online, or hybrid teaching environments. Those who apply for teaching equipment must be full-time TWU faculty. Those applying for research-related equipment must be full-time TWU faculty who are tenured or in a tenure-track position.

Applications will be accepted from individuals or groups of full-time faculty members at TWU. It is strongly recommended that applicants work with and through their deans to obtain prior approval for their submissions. Proposals that promote faculty collaboration are especially encouraged.

Applications must be submitted to research@twu.edu by Oct. 22. Incomplete proposals and proposals that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered for funding. Contact Donna Scott Tilley (Office of Research and Sponsored Programs) at 81-3401 or Jörg Waltije (Center for Faculty Excellence) at 81-3426 if you have questions. (9-11-19)


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Symposium to feature student work

The 2020 Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium will take place on the Denton campus and virtually Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The symposium highlights research and scholarly activities of undergraduate and graduate students across many departments and colleges. More information regarding the symposium, including application materials and forms, will be announced on the Research and Sponsored Programs website as it becomes available. (9-11-19)


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Participants sought for caregivers study

Pinky Budhrain-Shani (nursing) is seeking participants for a study to learn if a movement and breathing control exercise program called “Qigong” can support increased mental and physical well-being among caregivers of cancer patients. The study is in conjunction with a $534,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant Shani received for her research on “Caring for Caregivers with Mind-Body Exercise.” The project will be the first to combine all aspects of an intervention study into a web-based protocol. It also is believed to be the first-ever study related to the practice of Qigong for caregivers.

Participants in the study will receive free mind-body relaxation classes as well as a $125 gift card. Participants should be between the ages of 35 to 75 years of age and be the spouse, partner, family member or friend providing emotional, physical and/or financial support to a person with cancer. Persons are asked to complete a survey to determine their eligibility for the study. Those who are chosen will be randomly assigned to an in-person exercise program, an internet-based exercise program, or a self-directed program.

For more information, contact Shani at pbudhrani@twu.edu or 84-2193 or research assistant Kristin Raeesi at kraeesi@twu.edu or 84-2395. (9-4-19)


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Research Kickoff set Sept. 16-20

The Center for Research Design and Analysis will host its annual Research Kickoff Sept. 16-20. Most sessions will be available via video conference across all campuses and also will be available through Zoom. Topics include Creating Your Research Team, Utilizing TWU Research Resources, Quantitative Design, Qualitative Design, How to NVivo, General Publication Tips, and more. Check out all available topics and register for a session! (8-28-19)


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Denton IRB schedules training session

The Denton Institutional Review Board will conduct a training session about Cayuse, the IRB process and an in-depth discussion on obtaining consent. The session is open to all faculty, staff or students interested in research involving human subjects. The training will take place 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in ACT 301, with livestream available. Handouts for the session will be posted to the IRB website prior to Sept. 4. (8-28-19)


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Du, Juma awarded grant

Xiaofen Du and Shanil Juma (nutrition & food sciences) were awarded a $47,000 grant from the National Watermelon Promotion Board for their study of the refreshing effect of watermelon flesh-rind blends on post-exercise recovery inflammatory and immune response through product development and clinical trials. (8-21-19)


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Hanover Grant Academy applications available

The Hanover Grant Academy is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. The academy seeks to discover and encourage individuals of outstanding talent with a keen interest in research. Twelve emerging research professionals will be selected to receive individualized mentoring on the grant writing process. Grant application forms and more information are available on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website. (8-14-19)


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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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