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Powerlifter competes on world stage as he eyes a future in physical therapy

By Diane Smith Charles Okpoko’s 2020 goals are taking him to England where he hopes to earn a Champion of Champions title in powerlifting – a sport that has him hoisting hundreds of pounds for fun. Okpoko juggles life, training and his studies as a first-year physical therapy student at the UNT Health Science Center. He has been setting records and hitting personal bests as a higher ...Read more

Dec 5, 2019

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Ending the HIV epidemic using community pharmacists

By Jan Jarvis Shelia Neal keeps a list of her prescriptions on her cell phone and puts her medications in a pill organizer. “If I miss a dose, I might not die today, but I’m not going to feel good,” she said. “At the end of the day, I just have to take my medicine.” The mother and grandmother is dedicated to staying healthy and having a good quality of life. She is determine...Read more

Dec 3, 2019

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An Osteopathic physician, a president, an OMT expert and a mom

By Steven Bartolotta It began on a Tuesday with a flight from DFW to Columbus, Ohio. A 90-minute drive to Athens, Ohio, and a day spent discussing research at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, then back to Columbus the next day, a flight to Washington, D.C., that night, meetings with members of Congress and their staff the next day, an Uber to Bethesda, Maryland, a...Read more

Dec 3, 2019

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Pharmacy students bring cultures together with diversity fair

By Diane Smith Samantha Watson and Judith Ihezie are usually studying to become pharmacists, but a recent class assignment allowed them to tap their ambassador skills. During a diversity fair hosted by students from the UNT System College of Pharmacy, Watson and Ihezie displayed facts about Nigeria – where they share family roots. Their booth was among 10 cultural displays featured. ...Read more

Nov 26, 2019

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‘We are all in this together’

By Sally Crocker It’s early morning when a fleet of vans rolls out from Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH), ready to immunize children and keep them safe from the dangerous, sometimes deadly effects of infectious diseases like measles, polio, chickenpox and others. Across town, the UNT Health Science Center Pediatric Mobile Clinic hits the streets on a similar mission, and the Pediatr...Read more

Nov 25, 2019

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Balkans group visits UNTCHI

By Jan Jarvis Someone in the group wanted to know why everyone behind the glass in the forensics lab was wearing earmuffs. “When you’re pulverizing bones into a powder it creates a loud noise,” said Linda LaRose, Research Assistant Director, UNT Center for Human Identification. “We want to protect their hearing.” The visitors, all from the western Balkan region of eastern Eu...Read more

Nov 22, 2019