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Globe-hopping grad students

By Alex Branch   A young dentist in Gandhinagar, India, packed some belongings, bid his family farewell and prepared for the first airplane flight of his life. Rushil Acharya wasn’t nervous; he was excited about the 19-hour flight to the United States. He buckled into his seat and stared out the window as the jet sliced upward through the clouds. How many? International s...Read more

Apr 27, 2017

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Creating a common understanding of teamwork in health care

By Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center is taking a leading role in preparing future Texas medical professionals to practice teamwork for patients no matter what state academic medical institution they attend. UNTHSC is one of four founding institutional members of the Texas Interprofessional Education Task Force created in 2015 at the encouragement of the Texas Legislature. The t...Read more

Apr 26, 2017

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Holocaust survivor

By Betsy Friauf   Andras Lacko is a Holocaust survivor. From a childhood of persecution that would have crushed many, he forged a resilience and a quiet, straightforward brand of leadership. He is, quite simply, a rock of strength and stability for his students, his co-workers and future generations. As a Jewish grade-school boy in Budapest during World War II, he was hungry, cold, s...Read more

Apr 21, 2017

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A stethoscope and a badge

By Alex Branch   Faroukh Mehkri has worn two very different uniforms for the last four years. One is the crisp white medical coat and hospital scrubs – with a stethoscope around his neck – of a medical student at UNT Health Science Center, worn while he pursues his degree as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. The other is the crisp navy-blue uniform – with a service weapon an...Read more

Apr 19, 2017