Assessing sepsis successfully

Assessing sepsis successfully

Doctorate student develops more effective method to diagnose sepsis

A UTD Ph.D. candidate is working on a project that helps doctors assess patients for sepsis, an immune system reaction to infections. According to the World Health Organization, sepsis affected around 49 million people and resulted in almost 11 million deaths globally in 2017 alone. Ambalika Tanak – a biomedical...

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Students develop ultrasound probe holder

Students develop ultrasound probe holder

3D printed cup designed to minimize burden on medical staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has required the efforts of many healthcare professionals, often overworking nurses and physicians. In response, one UTDesign team found a way to reduce the number of nurses needed to conduct an ultrasound. The team – including Madeline Powers, Eric Busch, Carlos Ramirez, Minh Nguyen, Shahrzad Shahabi and...

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Software over hardware: researchers develop more accessible hearing aid

Software over hardware: researchers develop more accessible hearing aid

Alternative hearing app can be downloaded onto smartphones for fraction of typical price

UTD researchers have developed an application to help with hearing loss, allowing anyone with a smartphone to access hearing aids for only a few dollars. UTD electrical engineering professor Issa Panahi and his research team received a five-year grant of $1.86 million from the National Institute of Health to create...

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Alumnus held in federal custody now released under certain conditions

Alumnus held in federal custody now released under certain conditions

Chris Grider must remain in Texas, wear ankle monitor, maintain curfew

UTD alumnus Chris Grider recently attended a hearing to revoke detention charges due to his participation in the Capitol riots. As decided by U.S. Magistrate Susan Hightower, Grider is held under custody at Limestone Detention Center due to strong evidence depicting his role as an active participant in the Capitol...

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Denied from grad school? Here’s what you can do.

Denied from grad school? Here’s what you can do.

UTD administration breaks down how to appeal a grad school rejection

As graduate school decisions are released, appealing and reapplying for future cycles are the options available to students who are unsatisfied with denials. Dean of Graduate Education Juan Gonzálezsaid UTD has a decentralized graduate appeals system like other universities without a graduate school. This means that graduate appeals go directly...

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Beyond the CARES Act

Beyond the CARES Act

CRRSA: What it is, how to apply

The successor to the CARES Act – the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – is available this semester for students financially impacted by COVID-19. Senior Director of Financial Aid Beth Tolan said that the CRRSA Act was enacted on Dec. 27,2020, as a federally funded need-based emergency award...

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COVID demographics: who’s getting sick on campus?

COVID demographics: who’s getting sick on campus?

Overview of COVID transmission at UTD this past year

Since lockdowns began – and as of March 6, 2021 – there have been a total of 676 reported cases of COVID-19 and one virus-related death among UTD-affiliated individuals. Now, with on-campus cases currently in decline, the university continues to focus on testing and keeping track of vaccinated Comets. Of...

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’You are welcome here’

’You are welcome here’

UTD students, staff discuss LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination

Members of the UTD LGBTQ+ community weigh in on the continuing discrimination in the workplace, including gender-based dress codes, shortened parental leave and limited representation.             On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protected members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace....

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‘To the moon’ with a Comet

‘To the moon’ with a Comet

Student invests in GameStop stock amidst internet frenzy

Bolstered by discussion within subreddit r/wallstreetbets, political science junior Eduardo Pasaret is one of a few UTD students who bought in early to the online insurgency against Wall Street. Pasaret sold the entirety of his $3000 stock market holdings in Tesla and other companies to invest in a declining GameStop...

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