Spin class canceled 10/3


Spin class is canceled on Monday, October 3rd. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Participate in a one-hour focus group discussion on colorectal cancer screening


Join us for a research study focus group/interview discussion to talk about health, health care and being screened for colon cancer. We want to better understand your thoughts on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors about a person’s decision to be screened for colon cancer.

If you are between the ages of 45-75 years and identify as Black or Hispanic, you may be eligible to participate. All information is kept confidential, and participants will be compensated for their time.

Complete the online survey to see if you qualify here: https://unthsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e8pfsIfzt65WcyW?Q_CHL=qr&jfefe=new

Or, contact the Department of Pharmacotherapy at (817) 735-0685 or (817) 735-2932 for more information.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 2022


Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held throughout the month of October as a way to bring advocates across the nation together to end domestic violence. In support of DVAM, the HSC Title IX Compliance Office will host various events associated with domestic violence prevention and awareness. We believe that all members of the HSC community has an interest in ending domestic violence. In support of this belief, the HSC Title IX Compliance Office is offering a number of opportunities to participate. Please find below a list of the scheduled events. Be sure to check out DV informational tables located in the MET lobby, IREB lobby, LIB entrance, and CBH lobby.

Day of Unity – DVAM Kickoff
Monday, October 3
8:30am to 10:00am
MET lobby
Stop by for coffee and treats to learn more about domestic violence and your role in preventing physical and mental abuse.

Lunch & Learn – DV Awareness with One Safe Place
Thursday, October 20
12:00pm to 1:00pm
EAD 600
Join Michelle Morgan from One Safe Place to learn about domestic violence and the community resources offered to victims who suffer from domestic abuse. This event has a limit of 15 to attend. You may RSVP at Lunch & Learn: DV Awareness with One Safe Place – EAD 600 – 12pm-1pm

Go Purple Day!
Thursday, October 20
All day
We ask everyone to wear purple to take a stand against Domestic Violence. For more information about the symbol of wearing purple, please visit Domestic Violence Awareness | Texas Council on Family Violence (tcfv.org)

Lunch & Learn – Factors of DV with Linda Barnette
Tuesday, October 25
12:00pm to 1:00pm
EAD 291
Please stop by for lunch and learn about the factors of family violence with Reverend Linda Barnette from the I Still Can Shine organization. You may RSVP at Lunch & Learn: Factors of DV with Linda Barnette – EAD 291 – 12pm-1pm


For more information about DVAM, you may contact the Title IX Compliance Office at titleix@unthsc.edu or 817.735.2594.

New grant funding opportunities added to the REAP webpage


New grant funding opportunities have been added to the REAP webpage.  Opportunities include but are not limited to:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Research (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Research Opportunities for New and “At-Risk” Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (nih.gov)

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)

National Institutes of Health

Comprehensive Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Populations with Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (nih.gov)

Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education R25 (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)

New Technologies for the In vivo Delivery of Gene Therapeutics for an HIV Cure (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)

The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) (nih.gov)

Foundation Opportunities:


For a full list of grant opportunities please visit the REAP webpage Research Enhancement Assistance Program (REAP) – Research and Innovation (unthsc.edu)



Legislative update and upcoming town halls


From the Office of the Chancellor

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students of the UNT System:

Our Presidents and I have spent a good deal of time in Austin recently, providing testimony to the Texas State Legislature. We want to be sure that you are kept up to date on our messaging to our state leaders, as they are the key stakeholders who make vital decisions that impact us in many ways.

We will continue to communicate externally in a way that is aligned with our efforts to build a values-based culture centered on why we are all here: ensuring our students are successful in receiving the best education possible.

Simultaneously, the value proposition of higher education is being questioned by individuals across the country as tuitions rise, and as we prioritize students and families, we must also be responsive to workforce demands that will employ our students and fuel our state’s economy. One of the most important factors in this “customer-focused” mindset is ensuring college remains accessible and affordable for our students at each UNT System campus. This is critically important to me, our campus leadership, our board of regents and the Texas Legislature.

I am proud that for the seventh consecutive year, no UNT campus has raised tuition – HSC has not raised tuition once in the last ten years and UNT Dallas has raised tuition only once in the past decade. At UNT Denton, 41% of our undergrad students graduate without any debt at all, and the total amount of debt per student is decreasing. These measures continue to trend in the right direction across the entire UNT System.

On returning from these conversations at the legislature, we can be confident that we are well-positioned to become an even more significant leader in higher education in Texas. Our message must remain crystal clear about where we are going and how we want to lead. We believe that our message was well received by the legislators, who see us as solution-oriented. I expect a successful upcoming legislative cycle that will allow us to continue, and even expand our hard work.

Lastly, I want to be sure to remind you that our team will be at each campus for a town hall style listening tour launch event in early October. The dates, times and locations can be found at this website, where additional listening sessions will also be posted in the future, so keep checking in for updates.

We look forward to hearing from you live – be it in-person or virtually – starting in a week. In the meantime, as always, please feel free to send me your thoughts directly and our team will be in touch.

Very respectfully,

Dr. Michael R. Williams

Lessons Learned From VA Whole Health – Wednesday, October 5th, 8-10 a.m.


The Academy of Medical Educators presents

Lessons Learned From VA Whole Health

Join the Academy of Medical Educators along with special guests,
Dr. John Finnell and Dr. Elizabeth Jayne Halmai from VA San
Antonio as they discuss the VA’s model of Whole Health and what it
means for the HSC Whole Health journey!

October 5th, 2022
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Medical Education Training Bldg
Room 109


From the HSC Office of the President: Gallup Engagement Survey


Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Next week, you will begin to see emails asking you to participate in the Gallup Engagement Survey. The survey will arrive in your inbox on Oct. 3, and you can participate until Oct. 14.

As we strive to improve your everyday work and educational experiences, we will use the survey results as a snapshot in time to gauge what people feel about their everyday experiences and interactions with their peers, supervisors and the overall institution. This will help us focus on areas of improvement as we move forward in our system-wide journey toward becoming a “Best Place to Work.”

Your experiences matter to HSC’s success. We want you to feel a sense of belonging and have an opportunity to contribute, grow and learn. Above all else, we want you to feel heard.

I encourage you to take this survey and provide honest feedback so our institution can have an accurate picture of where we are now and where we need to be. We also hope that teams use the survey results as a basis for meaningful conversations about engagement.

If your team has done any action planning or made intentional strides based on taking last year’s Gallup Engagement Survey, we want to hear from you.

Our values and culture are the cornerstone of who we are and what we do. Please help us shape these foundational elements and make HSC the best possible place to work and learn.

Please know, we take these results very seriously and appreciate your time and commitment to making HSC better.

Warm Regards,
Sylvia Trent-Adams

TCOM celebrates Primary Care Week with events throughout the week


TCOM is celebrating Primary Care Week with events all throughout the week.

Monday, October 3: Maternal Care in Family Medicine with Dr. Stringfield, 12 – 1 p.m. (RES 100)
Suture + Cyst Removal Clinic 5 – 7 p.m. (MET 109-11)
Tuesday, October 4: Direct Primary Care with Dr. Ryan Gannon, 12 – 1 p.m. (IREB 260)
Pediatric Physical Exam Workshop 5-630 p.m. (MET 470)
Wednesday, October 5: Geriatrics in Primary Care with Dr. Love, 12 -1 p.m.(MET 510)
Psych Resident Panel, 5-7 p.m. (Zoom)
Thursday, October 6: Fundoscopic Tips with Dr. Williams, 12 -1 p.m. (LIB 110)
Friday, October 7: Relationship between FM and OBGYN with Dr. Nelson, 12 -1 p.m. (IREB 250)

NIH:2023 ODP Early-Stage Investigator Lecture


Nominations Due: October 28, 2022

The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) is seeking nominations for our 2023 Early-Stage Investigator Lecture. The award is given annually to early-career scientists who have made significant research contributions in disease prevention but who have not yet successfully competed for an R01 or R01-equivalent National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant.

The ODP will host an online lecture featuring the award winner in 2023. The awardee will also have the opportunity to meet and network virtually with NIH program directors and scientists.

Nominees should have:

  • Innovative and significant research accomplishments in applied prevention research in humans, in areas that are relevant to the ODP’s mission
  • Evidence of highly collaborative research projects, especially those that bridge disciplines to offer new approaches and ways of thinking in disease prevention research.

Priority will be given to nominees conducting applied preventive intervention research to address health disparities in common risk factors for death and disability in the United States.  Learn how to submit a nomination at Nomination and Selection Process