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Tourn Fc
  • Education
| September 25, 2018

Tourniquet training that stops bleeding and saves lives

By Alex Branch Medical student Joshua Pavlik knows the value of a tourniquet in preventing someone from bleeding to death. The former U.S. Army Special Forces medic used them to save...

Mean Fc
  • Education
| September 18, 2018

For medical students, a sideline view of treating football injuries

By Alex Branch   University of North Texas quarterback Mason Fine faked a handoff and threw a perfect 60-yard touchdown pass to a streaking receiver, and the Mean Green sideline erupted. Players leaped off the bench, coaches pumped their fists...

Prof Fc
  • Education
| September 12, 2018

UNT System honors scientist who conducts drug studies

By Jan Jarvis   One drug treats hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Another treats complicated intra-abdominal infections. And a third treats skin infections. These are among the many drugs that Jerry Simecka, PhD, has evaluated as part of the discovery process since...

Steth Fc
  • Education
| September 4, 2018

A heartfelt gift from father to son

By Alex Branch   Each of the six stethoscopes that William Thomas Jr., DO, has sponsored for first-year medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine are special to him. But a stethoscope he funded this year has extra...

Sheiffield Fc
  • Education
| August 30, 2018

State Rep. J.D. Sheffield, DO, honored for distinguished service

By Alex Branch   J.D. Sheffield, DO, an alumnus and member of the Texas House of Representatives, has received the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award from UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) was honored during the White Coat...

Whitecoat Fc
  • Education
| August 27, 2018

The next generation of health care providers

By Alex Branch   A new generation of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists formally began their journey into the health care profession Friday at the UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of...

Award Fc
  • Education
| August 23, 2018

National honor for interprofessional medical education in Texas

By Alex Branch   A consortium of health professions institutions that was cofounded by UNT Health Science Center has received national recognition for advancing interprofessional medical education in Texas. The Texas Inteprofessional Education Consortium was awarded honorable mention in July...

Opi Fc
  • Education
| August 23, 2018

For seniors, the growing opioids menace

  One week – that’s how long it can take for a prescription pain killer to turn into an addiction to opioids. Patients believe opioids – a class of pain-killing drugs that can produce morphine-like effects – are safe and...

Austin Fc
  • Education
| August 21, 2018

MPH Online helps inform one doctor’s MD and PhD studies

By Sally Crocker Dr. Austin G. Meyer was already working on both a PhD in biochemistry and a medical degree at other Texas universities when he decided to enroll in UNT Health...

2019 FC
  • Education
| August 15, 2018

TCOM Class of 2019 board exam scores highest in nation

By Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2019 earned the highest score in the United States on a national board exam for future osteopathic doctors. The students’ mean test score of 592.93 was well above...