TCU and UNT Health Science Center to create new medical school

The MD program will strengthen the team model of education that puts patients at the center of care.


Innovative solutions to make health care safer

By Jan Jarvis   Too often patients in pain are prescribed opioids every day, around the clock, for years and years. The result: A growing number of older patients are becoming addicted to prescription opioids, said Andrew Kolodny, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House Foundation Inc., and Executive Director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing. The overuse, he...Read more

Oct 28, 2016

Senator Jane Nelson

A champion for patient safety

By Jeff Carlton Senator Jane Nelson, whose support for a culture change around safety in health care led to the creation of the Institute for Patient Safety at UNT Health Science Center, will receive an advocacy award on Thursday in Fort Worth. The inaugural Patient Safety Advocacy Award will go to the senator from Flower Mound during the two-day Patient Safety Summit, an annual conferen...Read more

Oct 27, 2016


Advancing the practice of physical therapy

By Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center faculty and students will have a prominent role this week at the annual meeting of the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA). Eleven faculty members and 10 students will make presentations or display research posters at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The conference, which is held in a different Texas city each year, is expected...Read more

Oct 26, 2016

Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building

Breaking ground on UNTHSC’s future

By Jeff Carlton When it opens in 2018, the building going up along Camp Bowie Boulevard will be more than just the first new research facility at UNT Health Science Center in 14 years. Housed inside an exterior of precast concrete, limestone walls and glass panels will be a building whose very design reflects the Health Science Center’s approach to teamwork in education, research and h...Read more

Oct 24, 2016