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UNT researchers to study flu vaccine response and quality of sleep in hospital nurses

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Many hospitals require employees to get yearly flu vaccinations, to protect patients from contracting the flu and to reduce the number of sick days that employees use.

If employees are sleep deprived, however, could their immune responses to a vaccine be negatively affected?

Two University of North Texas health psychologists will determine if sleep patterns act as a stressor on the immune system -- and possibly lead to reduced response to the vaccine, which could result in greater risk of contracting the flu.

Ph.D. student wins federal research service award

Another of our students to stand out on the national stage is Renee Cloutier, a Ph.D. student in experimental psychology. She received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. Renee is the first UNT student to receive this $70,000+ award.

Undergraduate Research Application - Now Available For Fall 2016!

Attention Undergraduate Psychology Students: This is the link to our standardized application for undergraduate research assistantships. It is our intention to use this form at the beginning of each semester for people who want research experience. You only need to apply if you are not currently on a research team. Please complete it by September 16th, at the latest!

Jalen Evans Graduates Debt-Free at 19

Jordan Jalen Evans, who goes by Jalen and is pictured at left, is among the students who majored in psychology and earned their bachelors degree with the completion of the spring 2016 semester. Jalen credits the support of her mother, Anna Garcia (pictured at right with Jalen), as key to her success throughout her education.

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