EL PASO, Texas – Four full-time faculty members at The University of Texas at El Paso were recognized for their excellence in student research mentoring at the Sept. 29 UTEP Research Forum, sponsored by The Vice President for Research and The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, as a collaborative effort between the National Institutes of Health sponsored-BUILDing SCHOLARS Center and UTEP colleges of Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science.

The awardees included: Evgeny Shafirovich, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering; Feng Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor of kinesiology; Samuel Brunk, Ph.D., chair of the history department and and the Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Timmons professor of borderlands history; and Jorge A. Lopez, Ph.D., chair and Shumaker professor of physics.

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Join the BUILDing SCHOLARS Center and Lawrence J. Hubert, Ph.D., co-author of A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed and Lyle Lanier professor of psychology and professor of statistics and educational psychology (emeritus) at the Department of Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, for a two-day professional development workshop on Oct. 21-22.

Learn about applied probabilistic reasoning, clinical and actuarial predictions, and more! Everyone is welcome. 

Please register for the day(s) you plan on attending.

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BUILDing SCHOLARS Fall Symposium

When: Friday, September 30, 2016 (Session 1: 2:45-4:00 p.m., Session 2: 4:15-5:30 p.m.)

Where: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, UTEP Campus

Approximately 65 undergraduate students will present their health-related summer research at the first BUILDing SCHOLARS Symposium on Friday, Sept. 30 at 2:45 p.m. at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center. Both UTEP BUILD students and students from BUILD Pipeline Partner institutions will present and discuss the research they conducted at UTEP and Research Partner institutions, such as Clemson University and Baylor College of Medicine, during this past summer.

The symposium will provide a forum to exchange scientific information while fostering closer networks and collaborative ties between researchers across various disciplines.

The scope of the symposium is deliberately broad and interdisciplinary, encompassing the latest advances and the most innovative developments. Topics range from fundamental research to its applications in the following health-related areas: addiction, cancer, degenerative and chronic diseases, environmental health, health disparities and translational biomedicine.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the BUILDing SCHOLARS Center focuses on students, faculty, and institutional development to positively transform the next generation of biomedical researchers from the U.S. Southwest region in an effort to substantially diversify the biomedical research workforce so that it more closely mirrors the population of the nation.