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Examining prevalence of Alzheimer’s in Mexican-Americans

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

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Public health team tackles infant mortality problem

By Sally Crocker   College student Tassanee Harris isn’t planning to start a family anytime soon, but she’s taking steps now to help ensure that when she’s ready, she can be at her healthiest and give her future children the best start possible. Harris, a junior at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, is an advisory board member for #PPEPtalk, a Peer Preconception Education (PPE) prog...Read more

May 18, 2018

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Students share what ethics mean to them

By Alex Branch   Four students earned $1,000 awards for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Awards Presentation. The winners were all first-year-students: Prachi Thapar, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Katherine Mankus, School of Health Professions Heily Pham, UNT System College of Pharmacy Ellias Hishmeh, UNT System College of Pharmacy. Th...Read more

May 17, 2018

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Commencement holds special meaning for Physical Therapy student

By Jan Jarvis   Rosie Ruiz’s parents had a middle school education and an unstoppable drive to give their children a better life than the one they had growing up in Mexico. “My parents worked so hard in low-income jobs just to provide for us,” Ruiz said. “They’re the reason I have been so driven to do something with my life.” For now, that something is graduating Satur...Read more

May 17, 2018

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Helping fighter pilots stay alert on long missions

By Jan Jarvis   Compounds that could make it easier for sleep-deprived pilots to stay alert during long missions are being studied by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and Savannah State University. Researchers are also looking at how the same compound could also be used to relieve cognitive impairment associated with Gulf War Illness. Meharvan Singh, PhD, Professor of Phar...Read more

May 16, 2018