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Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences Research announces the 2018-2019 Faculty Research Symposium Series. The series kicks off on Friday, September 21, Noon to 1:30 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, 12:00-1:30 p.m. 

Fall, 2018 

Sept. 21: Kelly Alumni Center, Cox A

  • Office of Sponsored Research Updates with Leann Forsberg

October 26:  Kelly Alumni Center, Cox A

  • Meena Shah: The Effect of Menu Labels, specifically exercise labels, on Food choices

November 16:  Kelly Alumni Center, Cox A

  • Stephanie Evans: Healthcare Providers Awareness of Needs in the Adolescent LGBTQ+ Population


Spring, 2019

January 25: Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C

  • Glenda Daniels & Dr. Janie Robinson: Kidney Disease Knowledge and Health Perceptions in African American Males: A Barbershop Study

February 22:  Harrison B & C (Bass Conference Center)

  • Katie Lauve-Moon: Deconstructing the Gender Binary: A Step Toward Healthy & Equitable Organizations

March 22:  Kelly Alumni Center

  • Jean Rivera Perez: Using Multimedia to Promote English/Spanish Vocabulary to English Learners


Call for proposals from TCU Invests in Scholarship (TCU IS)

The call includes instructions, links to guidelines and other information for TCU IS grants.

Due date for applications: May 6th, 2019 at 5 p. m.

TCU Invests in Scholarship Spring 2019

Dr. Danielle Brimo, Assistant Professor, Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is Harris College’s outstanding nominee for the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award.

Irmgard Payne, Instructor for Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, is Harris College’s outstanding nominee for the Deans’ Teaching Award and Spring 2018 recipient of the Deans’ Teaching Award


Dr. Nada Elias-Lambert: (SOWO), Graduate Student Recruiting Grant

Dr. Jonathan Oliver: (Kinesiology), “Nutritional strategies to augment the postprandial muscle protein synthetic response to the ingestion of a low dose of protein in older women.” Awarded funding by Increnovo LLC.

Dr. Jonathan Oliver: (Kinesiology), A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effects of a Technology-Enhanced Curcumin Formulation on Flow Mediation Dilation (FMD)”. Awarded funding by Increnovo LLC.

Dr. Diane Hawley: (NURS), TCU, UNTHSC, and JPS Collaboration. Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project (GWEP) to improve health professionals’ care of geriatric individuals in our community. Award of $2.5 million

Dr. Emily Lund: (COSD), The Effects of Parent Responsiveness Training on Vocabulary Knowledge of Young Children with Hearing Loss. Received Funding of $10,000 through ASH Foundation New Investigator Research Grant. Click here for abstract.

Dr. Jonathan Oliver: (Kinesiology), A comprehensive examination of factors associated with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in youth and young adult athletes. Received Funding through TCU – IS Grant .

Dr. James Petrovich: (Social Work), Health service use by people experiencing homelessness: a comparison of sheltered and unsheltered subpopulations. Received Funding through TCU – IS Grant.

Dr. Kathy Baker & Dr. Suzy Lockwood (Nursing), Advancing Nurse Residencies: A Community Focus, $43,600 award from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA)

2018 HCNHS Student Research Symposium Winners

Undergraduate winners:

1st place Laura Panzone – COSD

2nd place  Farren Barnett – SOWO

3rd place  Dylan Hoover – KINE

4th place Crysta Coomer – NURS

Graduate winners:

1st place Joshua Rucker – COSD

2nd place  Dylann Wilkinson – SOWO

3rd place  Sarah Reno – SOWO

4th place Collin Pursley – KINE


Congratulations to Madison Burnett (COSD) for 1st place in HCNHS Boller Presentations.


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