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Dr. Jo Nell Wells, Professor of Nursing, is the recipient of the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award. Per Dr. Wells, “our work continues today and targets an underserved and overburdened ethnic minority population in the area of cancer care. Our work serves to support the female Mexican-American caregiver, and thereby indirectly support the patient with cancer to meet the needs in the physical, mental, emotional, social, and psychological aspects of care.”

Ms. Teresa Gonzalez, Assistant Professor for Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, is the recipient of the Deans’ Teaching Award. Gonzalez teaches in the Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. In her words, “in order to establish the DHH program at TCU as the ‘best teacher training program’ in Texas, my teaching methodologies involve tapping the individualized learning styles of students in order to enhance their degree of comprehension, application, and problem solving skills when working with hearing-impaired students and their parents.”

Dr. Debbie Rhea was featured on the Today Show to promote the LiiNK Project.

Congratulations to Anthony Anzalone for receiving a National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Masters Research Grant entitled “the relationship between peripheral biomarkers and clinical measures in youth and young-adult athletes following a sports-related concussion” and for being recognized at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting. This work represents his thesis and the ongoing research of the Sport Concussion Research Group, a collaborative project between the Kinesiology Department, TCU Athletics, Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, Ben Hogan Concussion Center, and soon to be added John Peter Smith Hospital.

Dr. Jonathan Oliver, Kinesiology, was recently featured in a Washington Post article highlighting his research surrounding concussions.

New Library Service: There is a large-format plotter/printer for producing posters in the Fab Lab. Students must bring their posters on a flash drive in either JPG or PDF format. The plotter is self-service, but staff will be available to assist the students as needed. Printing takes five to ten minutes for each poster. The open hours have been expanded to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The plotter/printer is 36 inches wide and uses 35-pound coated paper. If you have questions, please contact Brad Trussell, lab manager, at

Jan. 26, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Oliver, Kinesiology
Sport Science, it’s More than GPS
Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C
12 – 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 23, 2018
Dr. Carol Howe, Nursing; Dr. Gina Alexander, Nursing; Dr. Jada Stevenson, Nutritional Sciences
Parent & Child Factors Related to Obesity Knowledge & Attitudes: an Interprofessional Research Collaboration in a Museum Setting
Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C
12 – 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 23, 2018
Dr. Melody Phillips, Kinesiology
The Influence of Acute & Chronic Exercise on Inflammatory Cells related to Heart Disease in Overweight/Obese Post-Menopausal Women
Kelly Alumni Center, Cox C
12 – 1:30 p.m.


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)

4th place – Lauren Nelson & Bethany Schneider – KINE mentor Dr. Meena Shah
3rd place – Maggie Gross – NURS mentor Dr. Pam Frable
2nd place – Jasmin Ash – COSD mentor Dr. Danielle Brimo
1st place – Erica Pieper – SOWO mentor Dr. Nada Elias-Lambert
4th place – Laura Clark – KINE mentor Dr. Debbie Rhea
3rd place – Emma Carriker – NURS (CNL) mentor Dr. Penny Moore
2nd place – Paige McMullan – COSD   mentor Dr. Chris Watts
1st place – Christopher Wilson – SOWO mentor Dr. James Petrovich