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  • Education
| November 18, 2014

Meet therapy dogs and learn about animal-assisted therapy

Dr. Claire Peel (left) introduces her certified therapy dog,Luke, to UNTHSC employees during a campus event. Every Sunday, the cocker spaniel visits Fort Worth assisted-living communities to brighten the mood of depressed or lonely residents. Physician Assistant student Ana Maria...

Howe PT Award
  • Education
| October 24, 2014

Research award highlights big weekend for Physical Therapy Program

Howe Liu, MPT, PhD, was named Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher for 2014 during the Texas Physical Therapy Association in Galveston. Known for his expertise in research design and protocol, Dr. Liu was instrumental in initiating projects that resulted in several...

Matter of Balance WEB
  • Patient Care
| September 17, 2014

Physical Therapy students help teach seniors to overcome fear of falling

Within the same month, Winnie Raspberry lost her husband and was in a serious car accident. Now living alone, she was fearful of falling and not certain how to handle it. Then she learned about A Matter of Balance, an...

Sterling David July
  • Community
  • Education
| July 17, 2014

High school students experience real-world learning

High school students experience real-world learningFreshman high school students from the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences earned white coats recently in a ceremony culminating their week-long learning experience on the UNT Health Science Center campus.TABS students can earn dual credit...

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  • Research
| May 27, 2014

Eliminating diabetic foot ulcers, one step at a time

Every footstep is a risk for diabetics like Rudolph Blancarte. Because diabetes can cause people to lose sensation in their feet, they often don't feel pain from a developing wound. Something as innocuous as a pebble in their shoe can...

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  • Education
| January 8, 2014

UNTHSC Dean elected to chair physical therapy accreditation commission

Claire Peel, Dean of UNT Health Science Center’s School of Health Professions, was elected the 2014 Chair of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE is the only accrediting agency for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant...

Joe Udofio PT 19
  • Education
| November 27, 2013

UNTHSC program helps increase diversity in physical therapy field

  Joe Udofia, first-year physical therapy student A novel approach to improving diversity in the field of physical therapy is proving successful at the UNT Health Science Center. Allied Health Pathways, a collaboration between the Health Science Center, the University...

UNTHSC Nicoleta Bugnariu
  • Patient Care
| November 22, 2013

Some steps to remember to prevent falls in nasty weather

  Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD Older people are more likely to fall because of balance and gait issues. But rain- and ice-slick surfaces can throw anyone, of any age. Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at UNT...

UNTHSC Michael Connors PT
  • Education
| November 1, 2013

Michael Connors elected president of the Texas Physical Therapy Association

Michael Connors, PT, DPT, OCS, is the new president-elect of the Texas Physical Therapy Association. He will begin his three-year term as president in 2014.The mission of the Texas Physical Therapy Association is to optimize the health and well-being of...