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8th CSBS Annual Research Conference

Dear CSBS Faculty and Students

As you may know, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences has held a research and teaching conference for the last seven years. This year we continued in that tradition, and co-sponsored our conference with the College of Health Sciences & Human Services and PACE. Last spring an ad hoc committee in the College approved of this collaboration and this year’s theme. We welcomed submissions from students, faculty, and community members in the form of research posters, research papers, panels or roundtables
The 2014 University of Texas-Pan American College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Research and Teaching Symposium in Edinburg, Texas featured cutting edge research on the topic of health, in its broadest sense, through panel sessions, undergraduate and graduate student research posters, and workshops. We sought poster, paper, panel, and roundtable proposals that were informative and relevant, informed by theory and research, encouraged opportunities for learner engagement, and/or demonstrated application to the work of participants. Undergraduate and graduate students were invited to submit poster, paper, panel, and/or roundtable proposals. Faculty and students from UTPA and other institutions of higher education, as well as community members, were invited to submit paper, panel, and/or roundtable proposals. Proposals and presentations were in English or Spanish.

Questions? Contact the Conference Chair, Jessica Lavariega Monforti at lavariegaj@utpa.edu. (Please type "8th ARC" in the subject line.)

Questions? Contact the Conference Chair, Jessica Lavariega Monforti at lavariegaj@utpa.edu. (Please type "Program Chair" in the subject line.)

The conference took place on our campus from March 26-29, 2014.

CFP: Health and Health Policy in the Social Sciences

As higher education in the south Texas region focuses its attention to building a medical school, recognizing the complex relationship between globalization, local development and health, this symposium called for research from many disciplinary and methodological perspectives. The goal was to highlight the important contribution that can be made by the social sciences to this field, and also the practical and methodological challenges implicit in the study of health and wellness.

Research topics included, but were not limited to, cultural and health and wellness traditions and practices, and policy implications for health outcomes, issues related to health literacy, health disparities and public health, and building community knowledge of health and wellness.

March 26, 2014
8:00am - 1:00pm
1st Floor CSBS       Student Poster Day
11:00am - 1:00pm
1st Floor CSBS       Student Poster Presentations and Judging

March 27, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm     Paper Panels and Roundtables


MORE Health@UTPA

Maximizing Opportunities in Research and Education for Better Health
Annual Research Conference

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services, in collaboration with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Pan American Collaboration for Ethics in the Professions (PACE) at The University of Texas-Pan American hosted MORE Health@UTPA (Maximizing Opportunities in Research and Education for Better Health) on March 26-29, 2014. MORE Health@UTPA is a forum for research and best practices pertaining to the challenges and opportunities surrounding border health issues. Health care professionals, educators, policy-makers and others interested in border health were invited and encouraged to present and attend. The March 28th forum focused on sharing research findings and best practices pertaining to regional health issues.

Those That Heal: After 39 Years - Aida Hurtado, Ph.D.