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TWU-Dallas Center gets $452,532 grant

Texas Woman’s University is one of only two universities in the nation to receive a National Institutes of Health Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development grant in 2012.

The $452,532 grant will be distributed over five years and will be used to develop and support a new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

TWU’s new Dallas Center opened in 2011 and houses the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing, the TWU Stroke Center-Dallas, the School of Occupational Therapy, the School of Physical Therapy and the university’s health systems management program in one location.

Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, TWU professor of physical therapy and principal investigator of the BRAD grant, is assembling a steering committee to serve as an advisory board for guiding research efforts at the TWU Dallas Center. 

The committee will include a research administrator from each of TWU’s Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses, Dallas faculty researchers and stakeholders from the medical community, including practitioner and patient representatives.

Perrie Adams, who is the associate dean of research at the U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, will serve as a mentor for the new office of research in Dallas.

The NIH, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world and funds thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.

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