Welcome Reception for Dean Madhavan Today


Come Mix & Mingle with Our New College of Pharmacy Dean, Dr. Suresh Madhavan
2:00pm – 4:00pm
MET 109-111
Light Appetizers will be served

Join UNTHSC at Rockin’ the River THIS SATURDAY


Join UNTHSC at Rockin’ the River this summer! UNTHSC is providing the medical/first aid for this fun and free event.

Rockin’ the River is open to ALL and is FREE every Saturday in July and the first two weeks in August! Come float the Trinity River, listen to live music, and stop by the medical tent to say “hi.” To learn more about the event, please visit https://rockintheriverfw.com/.

Aug 3- Adam Hood
Aug 10- Zac Wilkerson

If you would like to volunteer in the first aid, please click: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uW6oereZl40kcom3GrsQ8fPQZ7KOTmVc4XqqweYaDD8/edit#gid=1544809024.

Samaritan House Back To School Bash – Volunteers Wanted! August 9th


The Samaritan House is looking for 15-20 students to volunteer for their Back-to-School Bash on Friday, August 9th from 1-4pm.

These volunteers would help with a host of activities, such as:
-Welcome, direct and hand out supplies to residents
-Assist children with “thank you” cards to donors
-Play games with kids participating in bash
-Giant Jenga
-Sidewalk Chalk
-Temporary tattoos

The Samaritan House is open to other activity suggestions as well!

There will also be snacks and an ice cream truck on grounds to add to the festivities.

If interested reach out to Tasha Reid, Community Development Manager at treid@samaritanhouse.org | 817-509-1691

Tarrant County Samaritan Housing is located at 929 Hemphill St. Fort Worth, TX 76104

Wednesday, August 14 at 12pm in LIB 110-Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPH, Asst Professor, Dept of Pediatrics and Women’s Health, Session Title: Abortion Outside the Clinical Setting: What, Why, How and Implications for Women’s Health


Pediatrics and Women’s Health Forum
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Location: UNTHSC, Room – LIB 110
12:00 -1:00 pm
Title: Abortion Outside the Clinical Setting: What, Why, How and Implications for Women’s Health

Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPHAssistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health, UNTHSC
Idara Akpan, Co-presenter
Student, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

This presentation will provide an overview of self-managed abortions from a public health perspective. The prevalence of self-induced abortions, common methods, outcomes and other considerations will be discussed. The presentation will include an overview of current state policies relating to self-managed pregnancies.

GAPP C.A.R.E.S. (Caregiver Access to Resources, Education and Support)


GAPP CARES is a 6 week caregiver education and support program for those caring for someone with dementia. Group meeting dates are Mondays, August 12-September 23, 2019 (no class on Labor Day), 12:00-2:00PM, at the 4th floor of the UNTHSC Health Pavilion. Lunch is provided at 11:30 AM. To register or for more information contact Jane Oderberg, LMSW, CDP CADDCT at jane.oderberg@unthsc.edu

Gita Pathak to Present Dissertation Seminar: “Genetic Characterization of Direct and Inverse Comorbidity of Alzheimer’s with Hypertension and Cancer using Integrative Genomics”


In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Gita Pathak will present a seminar entitled “Genetic Characterization of Direct and Inverse Comorbidity of Alzheimer’s with Hypertension and Cancer using Integrative Genomics” on August 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in CBH-240. The campus community is invited to attend. A private defense with the advisory committee will immediately follow the seminar.

Ms. Pathak is a Ph.D. candidate in Genetics under the supervision of Nicole Phillips, Ph.D., Assistant Professor.

Healthcare Disparities Series: Guest Speaker Brian Dixon, M.D. August 22, 2019 9:00 am – 10:30 am



Healthcare Disparities Series: Guest Speaker Brian Dixon, M.D.

Therapeutic Reparations: the biopsychosocioeconomics of healing cultural trauma.

Healing requires reframing uncomfortable conversations about health disparity through a therapeutic and reparative mindset.

During this 90 minute session, we will:

• Confront income and wage inequality across genders and races
• Define trauma in both diagnostic and clinical contexts
• Explore the term “cultural trauma” and its’ clinical manifestations
• Create roadmaps to treat the trauma of poverty as a specialty (and why everyone should have a therapist!)

About the speaker:
Brian J. Dixon MD, is an award winning psychiatrist, author, and speaker who believes adaptive mental health is the foundation of a life well lived. Overcoming poverty to become a physician, Dr. Dixon educates patients, colleagues, and society about income and wealth inequality through his private practice Progressive Psychiatry in Fort Worth, Texas and the non-profit think tank, Together Forward. Dr. Dixon is an expert in health care finance and fosters discussion on the healing power of entrepreneurship, autonomy, and self-reliance. As the inaugural Psychiatry Clerkship Director at the TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine, Dr. Dixon blends academic psychiatry with a dollop of social justice and a dash of joy for the next generation of Empathetic Scholars.

Healthy males age 45 to 84 needed for a research study.


The Department of Family Medicine/OMM is recruiting healthy men for a study entitled “Effects of OMT on Gait Kinematics and Postural Control in Parkinson Disease”.

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on gait and balance for healthy adults and persons with Parkinson disease. Our long term goal is to create a protocol that improves gait and postural control, and helps to reduce falls in persons with PD. You are invited to participate as a control subject and your participation involves one visit which may last up to 5 hours. We are currently need healthy males between 45 to 84. During the visit you will be asked to perform balance tasks and may receive OMT. All testing is non-invasive, and compensation will be provided.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact the Project Coordinator at 817-735-0246 or 817-735-2177.