Examining prevalence of Alzheimer’s in Mexican-Americans

$12 million project is one of nation’s largest involving Mexican Americans

Sara Bryd

Public health student to bike across Africa for medical, educational mission

By Sally Crocker   Sara Byrd is looking forward to UNT Health Science Center graduation day for two very big reasons. After crossing the stage in cap and gown at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, the School of Public Health MHA graduate will board a plane for Africa. There she will participate in a seven-day, 489-mile bike challenge, climbing over 48,000 feet through the hills...Read more

Mar 19, 2018

TCOM Students

Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goal

By Alex Branch   In 2012, medical students Sammy Lee Chong and Nicole Hocevar Howerton helped brainstorm ideas for students to work together for a good cause outside the classroom. They started Tee Off F.O.R.E. TCOM, a golf tournament that raised money for student scholarships at UNT Health Science Center. Neither student knew how to organize a golf tournament. But with help from ...Read more

Mar 16, 2018

Gemma Sookprasong

TCOM student’s rocky road to Match Day

By Jan Jarvis   Last fall, Gemma Sookprasong flew to Wichita, Kan., for an interview that could lead to a medical residency at a hospital there. She never made it to the interview, but she did end up at that hospital. “I woke up in a trauma bay,” she said. The car accident that sent Sookprasong to the hospital could have ended the fourth-year Texas College of Osteopathic Me...Read more

Mar 14, 2018

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United Way of Tarrant County selects UNTHSC for community assessment

United Way of Tarrant County today announced the selection of the UNT Health Science Center to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment to uncover the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant County population. The results of the assessment, which will include in-depth, one-on-one interviews and focus groups with local leaders, civic represent...Read more

Mar 8, 2018