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New Tobacco Cessation Protocol Could Save Texas Millions of Dollars
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with Baylor Scott & White Health and the Department of State Health Services to launch the first of multiple trainings that introduce physicians to eTobacco, a newly designed tobacco cessation protocol that connects a patient’s electronic medical records with a state-funded tobacco cessation program called Quitline.

Smoking Ban Reduces College Student Cigarette Use
AUSTIN, Texas — Since September 2005, the city of Austin has enforced an ordinance that prohibits smoking indoors at most public businesses and places of work. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have determined the ban correlates with an appreciable decrease in cigarette usage by UT students.

High School Interventions Critical for Teens with Autism
AUSTIN, Texas — Schools are serving more students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than ever before. Early detection and interventions are proven paths to success, but programs designed to help students with ASD often concentrate on providing early intervention. By the time a young adult with ASD faces high school graduation, he or she may have gone years without interventions to prepare for a transition, like entry in to the job market or college.

Lloyd Berg, CP Alumnus, Named Academy of Clinical Health Psychology President
AUSTIN, Texas – Dr. Lloyd Berg, an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin Counseling Psychology program, has been named President of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology, effective January 1. His two-year term includes serving as an ex officio Officer of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology.

Top Graduate Students Awarded Research Grants
AUSTIN, Texas — The College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin has announced the 2014-2015 recipients of its Graduate Student Research Awards Program. Funding provides students with up to $2,000, and is meant to support in-progress and future research-related expenditures.

UT Professor Receives $20k Grant for Special Ed Research
Dr. North Cooc, assistant professor of special education at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, has been selected to receive a $20,000 research grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Teacher Retention Challenges Linked to Stress
Teachers are leaving their jobs in record numbers. To find out why, studies have focused on how structural factors, like the type of school in which a teacher works, contribute to job dissatisfaction. But University of Texas at Austin educational psychologist Christopher McCarthy recently conducted a survey of elementary school teachers’ psychological responses to the resources and demands of their jobs.

Workshop Offers Strategies to Rejuvenate Computer Science Education
To address a critical shortage of K-12 computer science teachers, students and courses, the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) hosted a workshop in Austin that brought together computer science researchers, educators and technology industry representatives.

Doctoral Program Internship Accredited
The College of Education’s Texas Child Study Center (TCSC) recently received accreditation from the American Psychological Association, making it the only accredited program in Austin that focuses on pediatric psychology training.

UTeach Adds Five Universities
The University of Texas at Austin’s nationally acclaimed UTeach program announced this week that five new universities will be implementing the successful STEM teacher preparation program, boosting the total number of programs nationwide to 44.

Last updated on May 20, 2014