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2016-2017 News

2016-2017 News

12/13/2017 - Congratulations, Dr. Tim Reistetter!

photo of Dr. ReistetterTim Reistetter, PhD, OTR, FAOTA has been appointed the Grace Bucksch Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging.

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11/02/2017 - UTMB to study new approach for hip fracture recovery

photo of Elena Volpi, MD, PhDA multimillion dollar grant could help researchers develop a novel therapeutic for elderly women recovering from hip fractures. UTMB’s Elena Volpi is one of seven principal investigators and part of a consortium of seven universities that received $15.6 million from the National Institute on Aging for the research project. Story also found at Press Release Point and Publicnow.

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11/01/2017 - The Journal of Physiology

photo of Joural image | Christopher Fry, PhDCeRPAN Research Investigator Christopher Fry, PhD provided the cover photo for the November issue of the Journal of Physiology, “Scald-burn injury induces myonuclear apoptosis in murine skeletal muscle, with the immunohistochemical image showing dystrophin (red), Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL; green) and DAPI (blue). See Finnerty et al. pp 6687– 6701.”

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10/19/2017 - Dr. Paddon-Jones Discusses Exercise on an Empty Stomach

photo of Dr. Paddon-Jones In this fitness column, the issue of working out on an empty stomach is addressed. “You might feel tired or edgy and you won’t be able to work out as intensely as you would have if you had eaten something,” said UTMB’s Douglas Paddon-Jones. Story also published in True Viral News and TIME: Is it bad to exercise on an empty stomach?.

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10/19/2017 - Can you eat too much protein?

photo of Dr. Paddon-Jones While protein is important to build and maintain muscle, can you eat too much protein? This article cites research conducted by UTMB’s Doug Paddon-Jones that found that people who ate 12 ounces of beef, did not experience any greater benefits than those who ate four ounces of beef. This story can also be found at Men's Health, NewsDog and Pulse.

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08/16/2017 - Soham Al Snih Receives Award

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhDCongratulations to Soham Al Snih who received the "Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Marquis Research Committee of Marquis Who's Who.

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07/20/2017 - Dr. Rasmussen and Paddon-Jones on Combating Aging and Muscle Loss

Human Muscle Fiber - Image provided by Chris Fry, PhD, UTMBAs people age, muscle mass decreases, a process termed sarcopenia. This can make life more difficult and can increase one's risk of falling a major cause of disability. Several things contribute to sarcopenia but inadequate protein or calorie intake is a major factor. UTMB's Blake Rasmussen and Doug Paddon-Jones are contributors discussing the importance of nutrition and the need for more research.

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06/14/2017 - Dr. Reistetter Presents Keynote on Stroke in Istanbul

Tim Reistetter, PhD, OTRTim Reistetter, PhD, OTR, Core Research Investigator at CeRPAN and Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy at UTMB, presented the keynote address, "Client-Centered Perspectives on Return to Work Following Stroke" at the International Closing Conference "Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation" May 31-June 2, 2017 in Istanbul.

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05/25/2017 - Galveston Brain Injury Conference

Joseph T. Giacino, PhD (left) and Betty Protas, PhD, PT, Dean of the School of Health Professions at UTMB (right)Joseph T. Giacino, PhD received the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation at the 17th Annual Galveston Brain Injury Conference May 4 & 5. The GBIC is sponsored by the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston and CeRPAN.

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04/24/2017 - New Investigator Award from the APS

Chris Fry, PhD receives awardChris Fry, PhD, CeRPAN Core Research Investigator and Assistant Professor in Nutrition & Metabolism at UTMB received, "The 2017 American Physiological Society Environmental and Exercise Physiology New Investigator Award" during the Experimental Biology Meeting April 22-26, 2017.

 

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04/17/2017 - The Halos and Horns of the Nutrition Dilemma

photo of Dr. GutierrezRecommendations on what food is good for you and what is bad can be confusing and can flip back and forth. UTMB’s Jean L. Gutierrez, PhD, RD Core Research Investigator at CeRPAN and Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, told The Daily News that it can be frustrating for those trying to eat a healthy diet. Gutierrez said the key to healthy eating is variety, moderation and eating fresh as opposed to processed food. This article can be found in the Galveston Daily News.

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02/14/2017 - Dr. Ottenbacher - 1 of 100 Most Influential People

CongDr. Ottenbacher giving a presentation at UTMBratulations! CeRPAN Director Dr. Ottenbacher has been selected as one of the 100 influential people in occupational therapy's first 100 years by the American Occupational Therapy Association as a part of their centennial celebration. "Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, has significantly advanced the science of occupational therapy. His research focus is rehabilitation outcomes, with an emphasis on the assessment of change in functional status, disability, frailty, and minority health in older adults."

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