Thursday, August 20, 2015

Neighbor Spotlight

Meharvan Singh, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS)
Professor, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

As Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), Dr. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh maps a course in scientific inquiry and discovery that guides the educators, researchers and professionals oftomorrow. He leads a talented and dedicated faculty who use state-of-the-art technology and training methods to tackle such major biomedical problems as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Singh is also a professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and director of the research division within FOR HER, UNTHSC’s collaborative health model for women of all ages and cultures. He joined UNTHSC in 2001 as an assistant professor and has served in many capacities, including Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Interim Director for the Institute for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

The funded programs of research within Dr. Singh’s laboratory help to enrich the training of students and postdoctoral fellows. As director of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored T32 training grant, the next generation of health professionals are afforded the opportunity to train in the area of the Neurobiology of Aging. 

His commitment to student training has been recognized through several awards, including the Outstanding Faculty Member Award in 2006, the President’s Research Educator Award in 2012, and the Health Care Hero Award from the Fort Worth Business Press in 2013.

Upon earning his BS and PhD degrees from the University of Florida, Dr. Singh has spent most of his professional career focusing on how hormones, like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, affect the brain, particularly within the context of brain aging and such degenerative diseases as Alzheimer’s disease. Along with his colleagues, he has a patent awarded as well as patents pending.

Dr. Singh currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the North Central Texas chapter of the Alzheimer Association. He also serves on national grant review groups, including that of the NIH, the American Heart Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. He routinely offers his expertise as a peer-reviewer for numerous scientific journals, and is currently a reviewing editor for Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Dr. Singh also serves on the editorial board for Endocrinology and other scientific journals.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

No More Web Map

Sorry, folks, the web map has been shut off.  My company has stopped paying the software maintenance for the web map.  As a result, it has been turned off.  We have plans to resume paying for the service in the future, but that will not happen until the renewal has been negotiated and some other pieces fall into to place.