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Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences Research announces the 2019-2020 Faculty Research Symposium Series. The series kicks off on Friday, September 20, Noon to 1:15 p.m. in Kelly Alumni Center. Lunch will be served. Please invite other faculty and students to come and listen to the presentation. RSVP by the Tuesday before each event. Series Line-up: Fridays, 12:00-1:15 p.m. 

Fall, 2019  

Sept. 20: Kelly Alumni Center, Cox A

  • Dr. Debbie Rhea (Associate Dean): What’s new for Harris College Research?

October 11:  Bass 1207, 1213

  • Dr. Debbie Rhea, Dave Farbo, and Laura Maler (KINE): Health disease trends in children: Is unstructured play reversing the trend?

November 15:  Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C

  • Dr. James Petrovich & Dr. Mary Twis (SOWO).  A Community Assessment of Homeless Assistant Provider Trainings, Workplace Stress, and the Work Environment.


Spring, 2020

January 24: Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C

  • Dr. Teresa Drulia (COSD):  Swallowing Safely in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

February 21:  Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C

  • Dr. Lisa Bashore (NURS):  Successful Transition to Adult Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors

March 20:  Kelly Alumni Center, Cox A

  • Dr. Hope Jackson (NURS):  African American women and cardiovascular disease


Call For Proposals from the Instructional Development Grants committee

Instructional development grant call for proposals
The call includes instructions, links to guidelines and other information.
The due date for the application is Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.

Proposal Development Programs for TCU Faculty

The STEPS Program
Completed Proposal Review (CPR)
The Program Officers/Sponsors Travel (POST) Program

Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Wi-Fi hot spots are available to faculty and students who need off-campus internet access for travel, field research, or student projects.  More information on Wi-Fi Hot Spots can be found in the Research Resources page

HCNHS Statistician Support

Dr. Yan Zhang is now in her office in Bass and will begin engaging faculty research over the next few weeks.

Elite Research will continue to help HCNHS faculty with research needs as well.

If you are seeking statistician help, you must complete the consultation request form (click here). Since some projects will be more complex than others and consequently be more time consuming, the request will be assigned to Dr. Zhang and Elite Research. More information on statistician support can be found in the Research Resources page.

2020 HCNHS Student Research Symposium

The 2020 Student Research Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 16th from 12:00pm-5:00pm.  Additional information, applications, and deadlines can be found on the Student Research page.

2019-2020 Deans Award for Research and Creativity

HCNHS Award Winner
Dr. Emily Lund, COSD

2019-2020 Deans Teaching Award

HCNHS Award Winner
Dr. Stephanie Jevas, KINE

2018-2019 Chancellors Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar

HCNHS Award Winner & University Award Winner
Dr. Debbie Rhea, KINE


New Journal: Registered Reports in Kinesiology

Kinesiology’s own Andreas Kreutzer and his colleagues have launched a brand new journal titled “Registered Reports in Kinesiology”, which is now accepting submissions for publication.  More information on the journal and how to submit an original manuscript as well as an explanation of why we need registered reports can be found through the links below.

Registered Reports in Kinesiology Information
What are registered reports?



Dr. Kathryn Ellis: (NURS), “Nurse Faculty Loan Program.”  Awarded funding of $272,069 from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Oct., 2019.

Dr. James Petrovich: (SOWO), “Comprehensive Evaluation of Care Management services provided by The Bridge.”  Awarded funding of $65,000 from The Bridge, Oct., 2019.

Dr. Monica Jenschke & Dr. Jackie Rowlands: (NRSA), “Development of a Non-Surgical Pain Management (NSPM) Core Module for the continued Professional Certification program.”  Awarded the funding of $50,000 from the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), Sept., 2019.

Dr. Debbie Rhea: (KINE), “LiiNK training & program research.”  Awarded funding of $247,550 from School Consortium, Sept., 2019.

Dr. Debbie Rhea: (KINE), “LiiNK Expansion Planning Grant.”  Awarded funding of $50,000 from Sid Richardson Foundation, Feb., 2019.

Dr. Debbie Rhea: (KINE), “LiiNK Project®: Let’s inspire innovation ‘N Kids Center support.” Awarded funding of $70,000 from Paul E. Andrews Foundation, Feb., 2019.

For overall success, please see the Research Dashboard which can be found in the About Research page.


2019 P.h.D. Student Presentations

Congratulations to our first group of PhD students who presented their research at national conferences this past spring and summer.

Matthew Dumican: (COSD), “Hyolaryngeal musculature activation in response to a respiratory resistance device”.  Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) 27th Annual Meeting, 2019.

Zoe Thijs: (COSD), “Perceptual assessment of phonation in speakers with Parkinson’s Disease”.  The Voice Foundation’s 48th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, 2019.

David Farbo: (KINE), “The effects of unstructured play on listening effort in elementary schools”.  The U.S. Play Coalition Conference, 2019.

Andreas Kreutzer: (KINE), “Head trauma biomarkers in NCAA men’s soccer athletes over the course of a season”.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2019.

Beth Rogers: (NURS), “An IV fluid experience they will never forget”.  National League for Nursing Education Summit, 2019 .

2019 HCNHS Student Research Symposium Winners

Undergraduate winners:

1st place Paige Browning-KINE

2nd place  Joel Petri-KINE

3rd place  Morgan Vachio-COSD

4th place Katelyn Jones-NURS

Graduate winners:

1st place Spencer Evans-SOWO

2nd place  Morgan Thielman-SOWO

3rd place  Julie Van Orne-CNL

4th place Lauren Hunsicker-SOWO


2019 HCNHS Boller Award

Congratulations to Emily Dickson (COSD) for 1st place in HCNHS Boller Presentations.


2019 HCNHS 3MT

The award winners for the 2019 Harris College 3MT are:

1st place: Michelle Johnson – COSD – mentor Dr. Danielle Brimo

2nd place: Emily Dow – SOWO – mentor Dr. Aesha John

People’s choice award: Courtney Jameson – COSD – mentor Dr. Emily Lund