Research Related

June 10th, 2021

Dr. Jie Zheng Receives Nearly $1.5 Million from NIH

The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Jie Zheng $1,451,573 for his research on Noninvasive Monitoring of Hepatic Glutathione Depletion through Blood Test. The project focuses on the use of gold nanoparticles to detect acute liver damage early through simple blood tests. Dr. Zheng’s groundbreaking research could replace current methods that are more invasive for monitoring and diagnosing liver …read more

June 3rd, 2021

Research Breakdown: Lifecycle of a Subaward

Offices of Sponsored Projects, Post Award Management, and Procurement will present the lifecycle of a subaward from creation to closeout. We go over the details of a standard subcontract, budget categories including rebudget requests, paperwork to pay the subcontract, and monitoring and closeout requirements.

June 2nd, 2021

Research 411 Talk Show: Rewiring the Brain After Injury

Interested in clinical trials or research related to VNS? During this talk show, Dr. Seth Hays will share information about a new strategy, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), used to boost recovery after a stroke or spinal cord injury. The VNS rewires neurons in the brain, enhancing the brain’s ability to relearn. Stimulation during rehabilitative …read more

June 1st, 2021

An Alternative for Vaccine Storage and Distribution

The global COVID-19 vaccination campaign has been described as one of the largest public health initiatives ever managed. Quick distribution of the vaccines has been essential, but a vaccine’s journey is fraught with complications that include susceptibility to heat and light exposure, breakage, and extreme fragility in temperature changes. The Pfizer shot, for example, requires …read more

May 24th, 2021

Research 101 Series: Detour Ahead – How to Avoid Common Pitfalls on the Road to IRB Approval

Take a ride down the Information Highway with our IRB team to learn about human subjects research. IRB Specialists will expose common pitfalls experienced during the IRB submission process. The discussion will provide guidance on Cayuse submissions and appropriate steps for investigators to avoid a potential delay in the IRB approval process. Speaker info:Mary Beth …read more

May 20th, 2021

Spring 2021 Seed Grant Winners

The Office of Research’s seed grant initiatives provides funding for faculty across various disciplines. The University’s award from the State of Texas National Research University Fund (NRUF) has helped us afford these internal funding opportunities. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Center for Emergent Novel Technology at the Innovation Quarter (CENT-IQ) Grant Center for Imaging and …read more

May 14th, 2021

Dr. Aria Nosratinia Lands Almost $450,000 from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Aria Nosratinia $449,410 for his research on CIF: Small: Community Detection Meets Non-Graph Data: Principles and Applications. The project focuses on the development of the field of graph inference in the presence of non-graph data. Dr. Nosratinia’s research analyzes the information limits of label recovery with side information …read more

May 14th, 2021

NIH Grants Dr. Kristen Kennedy $420,750 for Exploratory Alzheimer’s Research

Dr. Kristen Kennedy received a $420,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on The Effects of Cognitive Map Building on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Kennedy’s goal is to explore new research directions in mitigating Alzheimer’s disease development via spatial cognitive mapping. Dr. Kennedy hopes the project will shed …read more

May 13th, 2021

UTD and the DFW Research Data Center: Overview and Proposal Development

Join the Office of Research as we provide information about our newest internal funding opportunity, the DFW Research Data Center (RDC) Grant. The RDC provides approved researchers access to restricted microdata from the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the National Center for Health Statistics, among others. Having access to the …read more

May 7th, 2021

Dr. Andrian Marcus Lands NSF Grant for Software System Issue-Reporting Solutions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Andrian Marcus $408,677 for his Collaborative Research: SHF: Medium: Bug Report Management 2.0 project. With his research, Dr. Marcus plans to: develop novel techniques for the automated analysis and quality assessment of defect reports, improve the quality of issue reports through interactive mechanisms, as well as develop more …read more