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UT Tyler Seeks Participants for Cancer Survivor Research

January 11, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

January 11, 2013

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology and the College of Nursing are seeking women to participate in an exercise class and research study for cancer survivors, Dr. Scott Marzilli, College of Nursing and Health Sciences interim dean, announced.

Participants must be 55 years or older, have completed cancer treatment in the past two years and be able to walk.

A mandatory orientation session will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. Physician screening forms will be distributed.

The class will be taught by Dr. Joyce Ballard, well-known exercise physiologist, and Dr. Barbara Haas, UT Tyler associate dean for graduate nursing and experienced oncology nurse researcher.

Each cancer survivor will be paired with a kinesiology student who will act as a personal trainer. The eight-week morning classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 26.

For more information, contact Ballard, 903.566.7042.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.