Health and Wellness

Protein's key role in pain relief identified by University of Texas at Austin neurobiologist

Dec. 16, 2002

"This protein appears to be the master switch for controlling pain," said Dr. R. Adron Harris, director of the university's Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research and a professor at the College of Natural Sciences and College of Pharmacy, who led the research.

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University of Texas at Austin joins with New Mexico State University to establish center focusing on health disparities in low-income areas

Dec. 10, 2002

Dr. Lynn Rew of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant to establish an exploratory research center focusing on health inequalities in rural, low-income, Mexican American and American Indian populations.

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New adoption study shows direct contact between adoptive families and birthmothers results in greater birthmother satisfaction

Oct. 7, 2002

Fully disclosed open adoptions, in which adoptive families and birthmothers have an opportunity for direct contact with one another, work well for most birthmothers who have participated in them, says a University of Texas at Austin researcher in a new national study on changes in adoption practices from confidentiality toward openness.

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University awarded $299,945 Department of Justice grant to combat violence against women

Oct. 3, 2002

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  • Expert on attention deficit, brain injury disorders named director of School Psychology Program

    Aug. 6, 2002

    Dr. Margaret “Peg” Semrud-Clikeman, an award-winning professor in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, will become the new director of the School Psychology Program, which annually supplies doctorate-trained psychologists to school districts and research centers nationwide.

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