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


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Seeking ways to save lives

By Betsy Friauf   “My cousin was a beautiful person inside and out, 27 years old, but her cancer kept recurring,” says Lee D. Gibbs, PhD. “I was about 13 years old when I went to see her in Houston. They were about to remove her second ovary. It was near the end of her life.” Gibbs always was the sunshine in his family’s dark moments, cheering people up. “But this time it...Read more

May 17, 2017

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A breakthrough for those with PKU

By Jan Jarvis As a child Erin Gisler’s diet was limited to fruits and vegetables. No dairy products, meat, fish, chicken, eggs beans or nuts. Gisler was an infant when she was diagnosed with phenylketonuria or PKU, a genetic disorder that causes the amino acid phenylalanine to build up in the body. When a person with PKU eats foods that are high in protein it can lead to serious health...Read more

May 17, 2017

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Fort Worth’s first class of pharmacists

By Jan Jarvis For Nola Curry, the dream of becoming a pharmacist had to wait. She instead trained to become a licensed vocational nurse while still in high school and worked in long-term care facilities after graduation. A few years later, she put her career plans on hold to marry and start a family. 2017 Commencement Ceremony When: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Where: Schollmaier A...Read more

May 16, 2017

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Physician, philanthropist, humanitarian

By Alex Branch Anne Alaniz, DO, grew up in rural Malawi, a country in southeast Africa, where disease was widespread and her elementary school desk was stacked bricks coated by hardened mud. 2017 Commencement Ceremony When: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Where: Schollmaier Arena, Texas Christian University Livestream: https://livestream.com/unthsc Social media: #UNTHSCgrad Othe...Read more

May 15, 2017