Research & Discovery
TWU is a doctoral research university with faculty members pursuing leading research in fields such as nursing, health sciences, social work and education.
As a student at TWU, you are encouraged to broaden your academic experience by working on faculty-led projects and studies — whether it’s developing programs to reduce violence against women, working with veterans and their families, expanding access for children with autism or identifying more effective ways to treat cancer cells.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs assists faculty with the entire research funding process. The ORSP also organizes the annual Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, a unique event that highlights student-led/faculty-mentored scholarly projects and research.
Lab & Field Notes
Texas Woman’s University has partnered with the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the largest regional women’s fund in the world, on new research about barriers affecting women’s ability to positively advance in the Texas economy. These critical barriers are: Education, Childcare, Health Insurance and Housing.
Dallas Morning News Commentary: Texas Woman's University professor was part of NASA's hidden history
The Dallas Morning News ran a commentary article Jan. 25, 2017, on a Texas Woman's University professor who was part of NASA's hidden history.
- Nancy DiMarco and Shane Broughton (nutrition & food sciences) are comparing the effect of protein isolated from chicken against whey protein or carbohydrate-based diets to determine how amino acids from the protein are taken up into the body, how glucose is used and how the body's immune response reacts within three hours. This research is funded by a $34,000 grant from International Dehydrated Foods. The study's findings may help individuals trying to build muscle, those with glucose use issues, and, potentially, those with obesity or autoimmune disorders.
- Parker Hevron (history & government) is analyzing how mass media covers judicialized vs. non-judicialized policies and how that coverage affects individuals' attitudes toward the American court system with a $220,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project explores whether court-based compensation policies lead to fundamentally different types of media coverage, particularly when compared to compensation policies that are created and administered by Congress, and whether that leads to distorted views of justice and fairness in the U.S.
- Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy) is studying the effectiveness of promoting exercise and improving fitness for people with a spinal cord injury with a $59,000 grant from the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute.
- Rebecca Keele (nursing) promotes physical activity and healthy eating among Hispanic families living along the southern New Mexico border thanks to a $40,000 subcontract from the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment.
- Anne Simpson (reading) measures the impact of Descubriendo La Lectura (the Spanish version of Reading Recovery) on first-graders in approximately 30 schools in Texas, Illinois and California with a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. As the University Training Center responsible for Descubriendo La Lectura, Texas Woman's also is a subcontractor supporting the recruitment of schools for the grant.
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