March 21, 2008

Employees in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
… shed some pounds during their annual weight-loss contest. This year’s contest pitted the Clinical Team vs. the Academic Team.  Participants weighed in weekly and after 11 weeks, the entire group lost 126 pounds.  The Academic Team came out on top, losing 66.5 pounds collectively, and the biggest individual loser was Dayton Atwood. 

OMM Weight-loss contest participants:
Dayton Atwood, Cathy Kearns, Cathy Mobley, Suchitra Pilli, Kimberly Warfield, Patty Williams, Barbara Shen, Jackie Williams, Dr. Kendi Hensel, Leanne McGrath, Mayra Rodriguez and Toni Pitts.


The following UNTHSC faculty members received new Joint Institutional Seed Research Grants from UNTHSC and UNT in Denton:

Dr. Julian Borejdo, professor in molecular biology and immunology
… was awarded $18,000 for his research, “Photoactivatable Quantum Dots for Biomedical Microscopy.”

Dr. Peter Koulen, professor in pharmacology and neuroscience
… was awarded $14,100 for his research, “Endocannabinomics: Disease Relevance and Therapeutic Potential of Neuroprotective Lipid Metabolites in Mammalian Stroke Models.”

Dr. John Schetz, associate professor in pharmacology and neuroscience
… was awarded $12,000 for his research, “Development of a Coating for the Controlled-release of Novel Anti-infective Agents Against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.”

Dr. Rita Patterson, professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine
… was awarded $12,087 for her research, “Hand Kinematics in Piano Players.”


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