Patient Care

New patient safety leader committed to reducing medical harm

Dr. Thomas Diller hired to lead Institute for Patient Safety.


SPH names new Associate Deans, announces department updates

As the School of Public Health (SPH) moves into 2017, plans are in the works to strengthen programs, build deeper community partnerships and enhance academic quality. To help support those goals, two new Associate Deans have recently been appointed, and departments within the SPH have been updated, under the direction of two new Chairs. Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer has been named to the new...Read more

Jan 20, 2017


Right resource, right time

By Alex Branch Dorinda Lopez was trapped in a miserable cycle of sickness. Weak from spine deterioration and recurrent bacterial skin infections, the 67-year-old woman often fell inside her home at a Fort Worth assisted living center. She constantly dialed 911 for help from firefighters and paramedics, sometimes many times a week. But when certified paramedic John Farris and Osama She...Read more

Jan 18, 2017

Bill Burns

Sparking an insight on eyesight

By Jan Jarvis   A decade ago, a Fort Worth startup began developing an eye drop that may literally change the way 100 million Americans who suffer from the blurry near vision of presbyopia see the world. The huge insight on eyesight that Encore Vision President and CEO Bill Burns had 10 years ago is moving closer to becoming a reality with the recent announcement that Swiss pharmaceu...Read more

Jan 17, 2017


Health Science Center to close Jan. 16 for MLK holiday

  The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. However, all clinics staffed by UNT Health providers will remain open during normal business hours. The Gibson D. Lewis Library will have modified hours Jan. 13-16. The Fitness Center will be closed Jan. 16....Read more

Jan 13, 2017