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Inaugural Faculty Achievement Award goes to forensic genetics expert

By Alex Branch   John Planz, PhD, who has developed online training modules used in more than 140 crime labs across the United States, was the recipient of the inaugural Faculty Achievement Award. Dr. Planz, Associate Professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine, received the award at the UNT Health Science Center graduation ceremony Saturday, May 20. “Frankly, I was shocked...Read more

May 23, 2017

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PhD student wins second TPHA oral presentation award

By: Sally Crocker UNTHSC School of Public Health student Shlesma Chhetri is no newcomer to making award-winning oral presentations, and this year she won her second Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) honor. Chhetri recently came in first at the TPHA Annual Education Conference’s student oral presentation competition for her talk on “Getting on the same page for breast health know...Read more

May 23, 2017

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Seeking ways to save lives

By Betsy Friauf   “My cousin was a beautiful person inside and out, 27 years old, but her cancer kept recurring,” says Lee D. Gibbs, PhD. “I was about 13 years old when I went to see her in Houston. They were about to remove her second ovary. It was near the end of her life.” Gibbs always was the sunshine in his family’s dark moments, cheering people up. “But this time it...Read more

May 17, 2017

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A breakthrough for those with PKU

By Jan Jarvis As a child Erin Gisler’s diet was limited to fruits and vegetables. No dairy products, meat, fish, chicken, eggs beans or nuts. Gisler was an infant when she was diagnosed with phenylketonuria or PKU, a genetic disorder that causes the amino acid phenylalanine to build up in the body. When a person with PKU eats foods that are high in protein it can lead to serious health...Read more

May 17, 2017