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| July 10, 2014

Cruisin for a cure to prostate cancer

Much has changed since the nonprofit Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure was founded in 2002 by prostate cancer survivor Chris Goetz to raise awareness of the disease in Tarrant County. The annual car show, fundraiser and cancer-screening event has grown...

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| July 9, 2014

Jay Leno to perform at UNTHSC Foundation’s Evening with a Legend

Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show" for 22 years, will be the featured performer at "An Evening with a Legend," sponsored by the UNT Health Science Center Foundation to benefit the University's research, education and health care mission. Presented...

Meharvan Singh GSBS Inerim Dean
  • Research
| July 7, 2014

NIH grant will help researchers tackle aging-related diseases

As the so-called silver tsunami sweeps the country, the demand for ways to treat age-related diseases is growing dramatically. A $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT Health Science Center train researchers to meet the...

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  • Patient Care
| July 3, 2014

Steps to prevent swimmer’s ear’

Swimming and the Fourth of July naturally go together. And a few simple precautions can prevent a common complaint at this time of year. "Swimmer's ear" is an inflammation of the ear canal. When water enters the ear canal and...

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  • Patient Care
| July 2, 2014

UNTHSCA€AsAms midwifery group helped mother have the pregnancy she wanted

Barb Gilchrist's first two children were delivered by Caesarean section, but she wanted her third birth to go differently. Her doctor declined to participate if she insisted on attempting a vaginal birth for her third child, which prompted Gilchrist to...

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| July 1, 2014

Public Health professor named to select scholars program

Brad Cannell, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, has been selected as one of 50 participants in this year's National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program for emerging researchers. The highly...

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  • Research
| July 1, 2014

Seed grants help research grow

Triple-negative breast cancer is often aggressive and difficult to treat, making the need for effective therapies all the more urgent. With the help of a $25,000 UNT Health Science Center seed grant, Alakanada Basu, PhD, is laying the groundwork for...

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  • Patient Care
| June 30, 2014

Mobile clinic overcomes obstacles to keep kids healthy

When the Pediatric Mobile Clinic pulled into the Northside neighborhood, Beatric Rodriguez was waiting with her 3-year-old son, Esteban, who she brought in for a checkup. "I am thankful this clinic is here because without it, I couldn't afford to...

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| June 27, 2014

Dr. Thomas Yorio receives outpouring of praise and admiration

Words of admiration for a distinguished scientist whose career has spanned four decades filled Luibel Hall as faculty, staff and students honored Thomas Yorio, PhD, recipient of the prestigious Barany Prize. Dr. Yorio, Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs...

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| June 25, 2014

Family crisis offers lessons to young medical student

Emily Casterline learned about testicular cancer as a second-year medical student.A few weeks later, she encountered the disease in a very personal way. Her husband, Micah, was diagnosed with it in February.Her coursework at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine taught...