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Upcoming Topics for Research Brown Bag Meetings

Brown bag meetings are short, 1-hour talks or discussions held over the lunch hour on the Dallas campus. These are coordinated by the Dallas Office of Research and focus on varying and timely topics of interest. 

January 21, 2016 "Aiming to Perfect Your Specific Aims Page"     Noon - 1:00.  
The Specific Aims page is arguably the most influential piece of the research proposal, yet many researchers struggle with this important piece. This discussion will be led by Dr. Elaine Jackson who will present instructions for writing strong specific aims as well as a model for the narrative written to introduce the aims.  

September 18 "What's New with the TWU IRB?" Noon - 1:00 in room 3620
This discussion will be led by Tracy Lindsay, Director of Operations for Research and Sponsored Programs. The focus will be on an update of the dual review process and the status of Institutional Authorization Agreements (IAA). How are these alike and how do they differ? Tracy will also provide an update on any changes in the IRB submission process for the upcoming year.

The Qualitative Lab Is Located in Suite 8122

Meet your Dallas campus Qualitative Committee members
Dr. Mary Thompson for Physical Therapy
Dr. Kyoung-Eun Lee for Nursing 
Dr. Noralyn Pickens for Occupational Therapy



Quantitative Research Reference Materials.
Now available to view in suite 8120
1. What Journal Editors Want You To Know About Scientific Publishing
2. The Peer Review Process: Increase Manuscript Acceptance with these Proven Methods
3. Persuasive Writing for Scientist and Clinicians: The Basic & Beyond
4. NIH Research Strategy: Actionable Next Steps to Develop a Winning Proposal
5. Crafting Your RO1 Proposal Like The Pros: 10 Insider Tips Revealed
6. The NVivo10 Workbook


Research Study Participants Needed!

WHO: Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease
WHAT: Transcranial Direct Stimulation
WHY: To improve walking 

Study Title: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: does it improve dual tasking in people with Parkinson’s disease?

Researcher: Chad Swank, PT, PhD, NCS

Location: Texas Woman's University, School of Physical Therapy
                5500 Southwestern Medical Ave.
                Dallas, TX 75235

HOW: Contact Chad Swank @ 214-689-7714 to learn if you qualify for this study

Low Back Pain Study
With or Without
$15 or $30 for participation
To be eligible to participate in the study, you must:
Be between the age of 20 and 60.
Never had serious spinal condition such as tumor, fracture, or infection.
Never had back or hip surgery.
Not be pregnant.
Not have a history of osteoporosis.
Not have any signs of disc prolapse, herniation.
Have had low back pain for at least 3 months or never had any history of low back pain.

If you are interested in participating or if you have any question,
please contact Mohammad Almadan PT, MS: Tel: 214 689 6745 Ext. 3 or Email:  


Type 2 Diabetic Individuals
Between 30-70 Years Old
$50 for participation
Have peripheral neuropathy (sensation loss in the leg or foot)
No history of hip, knee, ankle or foot joint  surgery
Must be able to walk 40 ft. without an assistive device
No vascular disease of the lower extremities
Not allergic to adhesive
Contact: Sharon Wang, PT, PhD
Tel: 214-689-7715 or Email:  





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