Alumni in the News: Comets Making Headlines

By Melissa Graham  |  January 22, 2019

From Gizmodo to WFAA and the Dallas Business Journal, UT Dallas alumni are making waves in the news.

As principal investigator at the PAIN Neurobiology Research Group and a professor in the University’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Dr. Ted Price BS’97 knows a thing or two about pain. In an article featured on this month, Price provides input on chronic pain and how it affects daily life. You can read his commentary online.

If you’re in need of a dose of inspiration, WFAA’s feature on Desmond Blair BA’07, MFA’09 is the perfect place to start. Blair was born without hands, but never let his condition stand in the way of his dream to be an artist. His portraits, which can be viewed on his website, are vivid portrayals of pop culture figures and everyday people. See how Blair creates his masterpieces and continues to pursue his passion. 

A co-founder of GXA Network Solutions, Alicia Makaye PhD ’12 was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 2019 Minority Business Leader Awards list and will be honored at a ceremony in February. As a philanthropist and entrepreneur, Makaye wears many hats. She has served as a Tech Titans judge and is a member of UTD’s Diversity Advisory Council. 

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