Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Navajo Nation and a story of Diné resilience – FREE webinar Wed, May 11, at 10am (sponsored by NNLM Region 3)


The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

The Navajo Nation is fraught with infrastructural inadequacies and health disparities that were a set-up for such spread and devastation at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health inequities that exist on the Navajo Nation are plenty and posed many barriers to quick, safe and effective quarantining, isolation and recovery. However, throughout the pandemic, the Navajo Nation has kept its spirits up and worked together to overcome and move forward. Dr. Calderon will tell the Diné story of resilience through this pandemic.

Register here:

Volunteers needed to conduct blood pressure screenings at Senior Synergy


Seeking student volunteers to conduct blood pressure screenings at Senior Synergy.

What: Senior Synergy Expo is a health and lifestyle event for seniors, family members and caregivers!

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

If you are able/interested in volunteering, please complete the Qualtrics survey linked here to reserve your spot. Community Relations Manager, Katy Heesch will reach out shortly to confirm your participation.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please email Katy Heesch –

TCOM leading the way in patient safety


Vanderbilt nurse RaDonda Vaught was chatting with a mentee the day after Christmas in 2017 when she typed the first two letters of her patient’s prescription into the drug cabinet monitor: V-E.

She wanted Versed, a sedative to help the 75-year-old patient — a woman hospitalized for a brain bleed — relax before her final scan. Instead, she selected vecuronium, a drug that causes paralysis. Vecuronium was Vaught’s top search result, and she didn’t check the label before administering it.

Within the hour, her patient had no pulse. In fewer than 12, she had died. Later, the patient’s medical examiner report would identify her cause of death: acute vecuronium intoxication, an error for which Vaught would, just last month, be criminalized.

In the decades since patient safety surfaced as a research priority, no official count of accidental patient deaths exists, but some experts estimate the number in the U.S. could be in the hundreds of thousands each year. “The system is not improving,” said Lillee Gelinas, a nurse and course director for patient safety at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. “And you have to back up and say, ‘Why?’’”

Since 2019, before Vaught’s conviction swept national headlines, Gelinas and her colleagues at the medical school have worked to answer that question. One solution, she said, is academic — which is why, in 2020, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine became the only medical school in the world to require its students to take the internationally recognized Certified Professional in Patient Safety exam.

WATCH the new video from Techstars Physical Health Accelerator in Fort Worth


WATCH the new video from HSC & Techstars here:

HSC & Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator explains why Fort Worth is the new home for a physical health-focused accelerator for entrepreneurs worldwide. Learn how you can apply, learn more about the program, and get involved!

Click here to go to the Techstars Physical Health Accelerator in Fort Worth website:

Email Trey Bowles here:

Surplus sale April 28-May 9


Surplus Marketplace has organized the next surplus sale. From Thursday, April 28, 2022 – Sunday, May 1, 2022, the items will go on for preview and reallocation to UNTHSC Departments for internal campus use. Please contact or extension 2971 to have items reassigned.

On Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7am, the items will go on for sale to the general public. Scroll down the left hand side and select University of North Texas Health Science Center – Fort Worth under “Sellers” for our listings. The sale is open until Monday, May 9, 2022, at 1pm, or until the bidding ends.

The public auction items are for personal OFF CAMPUS use. Please share with your contacts both on and off campus. The computer type items are NON-WORKING assets and obsolete to our HSC network.

Next Policy Gram Live Series | Conversations on Crucial Campus Policies: May 11, Institutional Brand Identity


Need help understanding policies? For a limited time, the Office of Institutional Integrity and Awareness will host a series of webinars that will provide an opportunity to discuss crucial policies that may influence your day-to-day operations.

The Office of Institutional Integrity & Awareness along with our partnered guests invite you to join our next scheduled Policy Gram Live Series sessions

May Events: 

Institutional Brand Identity

May 11th, 2022  

Virtual Session

11:00 am -11:45 am



Social Media

May 18th, 2022  

Virtual Session

10:00 am -10:45 am



Hope to see you there and thank you for your continued support!