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July 15th, 2022

UTD Safety Team Members Receive Accolades

Two staff members of the UT Dallas Research, Campus, and Environmental Safety (UTD Safety) team have received accolades for outstanding efforts as Safety Culture Champions in Community Engagement. Ms. Renée Witherspoon, UTD’s Program Manager for Occupational Hygiene and Safety, facilitated a national peer task force to develop and deliver a “Safety Culture 101” learning module …read more

June 1st, 2022

Correcting Cancer Using Targeted Genetic Therapies

Dr. Heather Hayenga joins the Office of Research and Innovation to discuss the need for systemic therapy to treat hemangiopericytoma (HPC), a rare nonhereditary brain tumor caused by an environmental fusion of two genes. Fusion genes are created from the joining parts of two different genes. The proteins produced by these fused genes may lead …read more

April 25th, 2022

We Are Using Soundwaves to Sensitize Tumors

Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor found in children. If you’re not familiar with this form of cancer, the term neuro refers to nerves, and blastoma is cancer that starts in immature or developing cells. High-risk neuroblastoma is particularly deadly, with cure rates of only 50%. Hearing that their child has neuroblastoma could be a frightening and …read more

April 11th, 2022

Workshop on Sustainability in Research

Below are the participants in the Workshop on Sustainability in Research, held on April 26, 2022. David Hyndman Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hyndman@utdallas.edu

February 24th, 2022

Addressing Air Pollution

Clean air is fundamental to our health. Air pollution has a similar burden of disease to unhealthy diets and smoking, according to the World Health Organization. It is associated with non-communicable diseases such as ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma, even with a variety of cognitive impacts, as well as the …read more

February 22nd, 2022

East Region Hazmat Training

Two men in hazmat suits

UT Dallas Research, Campus, and Environmental Safety (RCES) in partnership led by Chief Gene Senter, Assistant Chief of Operations Richardson Fire Department (RFD), recently facilitated a three-day (January 10th, 12th, and 14th) training exercise for East Region Hazardous Materials (HazMat) responders, which included teams from Richardson, Grand Prairie, Frisco, Plano, Irving, and Wiley. This multi-jurisdictional, …read more