Cistola will join the faculty on the UNTHSC campus in Fort Worth in July. His responsibilities will include leading the UNT Health Science Center's efforts to provide a healthier future for a changing world with new discoveries through research. He will oversee the UNTHSC research office in identifying research opportunities; securing support and ensuring research, funding policies and compliance for the Health Science Center. The six departments in the UNTHSC Research Office include grants & contracts, protection of human subjects, laboratory animal research, research compliance, technology transfer & commercialization, and strategic & translational research initiatives.
Cistola earned a B.S. in biochemistry in 1978 from State University of New York at Binghamton and the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1985 from Boston University School of Medicine. He was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow from Biophysics and Cardiovascular Institutes at Boston University and a Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Fellow at both Boston University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine.
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