Texas ranks among the nation’s worst states for women’s reproductive care, but Texas Woman’s University faculty researcher Jennifer Woo, PhD, CNM/WHNP, is working to improve it.
TWU biology doctoral student Erica Garcia is investigating the strange relationship between breast cancer and human cytomegalovirus, attempting to solve a mystery that could lead to better treatment of breast cancer and better outcomes for patients.
"The thought that I could improve lives is a big motivation," Garcia said.
Research conducted by Catalina Pislariu, PhD, of the TWU Biology Department into rehabilitating farmland by planting crops that not only grow in depleted soil but also contribute to the regeneration of that exhausted earth has earned a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Petina JD Powers has survived a litany of hardships, but now the sociology doctoral student is the first TWU student to earn a David L. Boren Fellowship, which she will use to study the Hindi language this summer before traveling to India to conduct research.
Denise Maricle, PhD, a professor of psychology at Texas Woman’s University, is the first recipient of the Richard W. Woodcock Distinguished Research Fellowship awarded by the Woodcock Institute for Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice.