TCU and UNT Health Science Center to create new medical school

The MD program will strengthen the team model of education that puts patients at the center of care.


Public Health alum ‘making a difference in the world’

By Alex Branch   Michael Foster, MPH, (School of Public Health ’07) is an experienced public health scientist who spends half of each year overseas battling disease and health disparities. That has led to some rough moments in the field. During his first trip to Nigeria, he dodged gunfire, was robbed three times and fell so ill from malaria that he found himself bedridden in...Read more

Oct 21, 2016

Thomas Yorio

Provost stepping down after 40 years at UNTHSC

  Glaucoma researcher Thomas Yorio, PhD, who was instrumental in the transformation of UNT Health Science Center from a medical college into a graduate university with multiple schools, is stepping down as Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs effective Friday, Oct. 21. UNTHSC will conduct a national search to fill Dr. Yorio’s position. Claire Peel, PhD, PT,...Read more

Oct 18, 2016


New students consider public health myths, perceptions

By Sally Crocker   Incoming School of Public Health graduate students were confronted recently by their perceptions of different public health concentrations and the overall field. Prior to attending the interprofessional education event, the 47 new students were asked to complete a survey of their own backgrounds, academic concentrations, how they would rank statements about com...Read more

Oct 17, 2016

Knebl patient

The multi-generational geriatrician

By Jan Jarvis   At a glance The trend Americans are living longer. The average life expectancy in the United States is now 78. The need By 2030, about 30,000 geriatricians will be needed to care for 21 million older Americans. It is projected that 30 percent of the 65-plus population will need to be cared for by a geriatrician. The value Geriatricians are trained to cons...Read more

Oct 7, 2016