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HSC students volunteer to conduct student eye screenings. (left to right) second-year student pharmacists, Meredith Kenerley, Kelli Mosley and TCOM first-year student, Salma Omar

NTERI and HSC students continues critical eye screenings during pandemic

By Krista Roberts  The North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) is making an impact in the community through free vision screenings and educational outreach. Through a collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), NTERI performs state-mandated eye screenings for students under age six and with special needs, helping identify vision disorders at a critic...Read more

May 13, 2021

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TCOM’s Primary Care Pathway Program pipeline to Midland opens this summer

By Steven Bartolotta This is the summer TCOM medical student Clarence Sparks has dreamed about — he gets to go home. Sparks isn’t taking time off from his medical school training though. He starts training rotations in his hometown of Midland as the first member of the Primary Care Pathway Program (PCPP) to become one-step closer to fulfilling the mission of the program. “I’m ...Read more

May 7, 2021

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The comeback from COVID begins

By Sally Crocker Ambiguity and adaptation may be the way of life in 2021 as COVID restrictions roll back across communities, says Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at the HSC School of Public Health. “Clearly, the comeback will be phased in waves,” Dr. Walters said. “It won’t be as easy as flipping on a switch, and that could make the return to work and other activities confu...Read more

May 6, 2021

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HSC launches campaign focused on overcoming health disparities

By Alex Branch Health disparities exist all around us. They exist for the woman working two jobs who delivers a preterm baby after complications caused by chronic stress. The Texas farmer whose high blood pressure goes undetected because he can’t drive two hours to the nearest doctor. The young boy suffering life-threatening asthma attacks and living with a pare...Read more

May 5, 2021

Dr. Dickerman, a neurosurgeon and UNT Health Science Center alumnus, recognized that surgery was required and stood over her one morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, gazing steely-eyed through a microscope as he made a 20-millimeter incision in her lower back.

At HSC, experts search for cures to ‘most aggressive form of brain cancer’

By Diane Smith-Pinckney Malignant brain tumors, known as glioblastoma multiforme, spread aggressively and are described as incurable. The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with this cancer –  also known as GBM –  is only 6.8 % and the average length of survival for people with GBM is about 12 to 18 months, according to the National Brain Tumor Society (NB...Read more

May 3, 2021

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TCOM students learning key Ultrasound technology, but also teaching it themselves

By Steven Bartolotta Louisa Weindruch saw what it could do in an emergency room. Cassidy Weeks recognized its value to rural health care. That’s why both students are striving to learn all they can about the emerging use of ultrasound technology to diagnose disease and potentially save patients’ lives. The pair of second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medical students ...Read more

Apr 28, 2021