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UTEP Researcher Studies Effects of Teen Vaping on the Brain and Behavior

With support from a nearly $340,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ian Mendez, Ph.D., UTEP assistant professor of pharmacy, is developing an animal model that mimics real life...
18-Nov-2020 5:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UTEP Leads Collaborative Abiotic CO2 Project Through $1.18 Million NSF Grant

The University of Texas at El Paso received a $1.18 million grant from the National Science Foundation to work with researchers at Texas A&M University AgriLife Research Center at El Paso to learn more about greenhouse gas abiotic carbon dioxide...
5-Nov-2020 6:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UTEP and Community Partners Awarded $1.5M NSF Grant to Improve Quality of Life for Senior Citizens through Technology

A team of interdisciplinary researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso in collaboration with the City of El Paso and El Paso Community College recently was awarded nearly $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop and...
19-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP to Receive $1.35M NIH Grant to Aid Latinx Students to Build Paths to Science Careers

The five-year NIH Science Education Partnership Award program will attempt to attract the attention of high school students in economically disadvantaged communities to be prepared and motivated to pursue undergraduate degrees in engineering as well...
14-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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FBI Awards UTEP Professor Grant to Study Interview Methods

Misty Duke, Ph.D., an assistant professor in UTEP's Department of Criminal Justice, said few studies have systematically evaluated how uncooperative interviewees decide about their level of cooperation. She said her research will offer insights into...
24-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP-led Research Team Aiming to Understand Impacts of Hybridization Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant

A team of researchers from multiple institutions led by Philip Lavretsky, Ph.D., assistant professor in The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded nearly $1 million in funding from the National Science...
23-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Professor Part of Comprehensive Prison Study

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Melinda Tasca, Ph.D., is participating in the most comprehensive study ever into the causes and effects of prison violence. Researchers expect their findings to enhance institutional culture and safety within...
16-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UTEP Partnership Receives Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Abuse in West Texas Counties

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Minority AIDS Research Center (MARC) is the subrecipient of a $1 million implementation grant to target substance use disorders and opioid use disorders in five rural counties along the Texas-Mexico border.
15-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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