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  • Education
| December 2, 2013

Culinary Medicine course helps TCOM students learn benefits of healthy diet

The holidays are the eating season, and students at UNT Health Science Center's Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine are signing up for a new course on how eating behavior affects health. These students are destined to become osteopathic physicians who...

Joe Godwin
  • Patient Care
| December 2, 2013

Vial of Life program benefits UNTHSC geriatric patients

Joe Godwin, TCOM '16 As a paramedic, Joe Godwin always was relieved when he was called to an emergency and spotted a Vial of Life decal on the home's front window. It meant that even if the resident was unconscious,...

TCOM Admissions Dean
  • Education
| November 27, 2013

Training program bolsters UNTHSC students’ knowledge of addiction issues

Most American medical schools provide only a few hours of training on addiction issues even though 10 percent of the population is diagnosed with substance abuse disorder, said Joseph Skrajewski, Director of Medical Education at the Betty Ford Institute. But...

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  • 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...

Allan Saxe Gift Garden
  • Education
| November 26, 2013

Philanthropist’s gift helps UNTHSC geriatrics program bloom

Allan Saxe When Allan Saxe decided to make a $125,000 gift to the UNT Health Science Center, it didn't take him long to figure out which program he wanted his donation to support. Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education, or SAGE,...

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...

UNT Health Al Yurvati
  • Education
| November 21, 2013

Albert Yurvati awarded Orel F. Martin Medal

Albert Yurvati, DO (TCOM '86), is the 2013 recipient of the Orel F. Martin Medal, the highest honor awarded annually by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Yurvati, Chair and Professor of Surgery at UNT Health Science Center, was...

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  • Research
| November 21, 2013

UNTHSC professor leads national effort to improve care for HIV patients

  Patrick Clay, PharmD A UNT Health Science Center professor will lead a national team of researchers trying to improve outcomes for HIV patients by studying communication patterns between their primary care physicians and pharmacists. Lead investigator Patrick Clay, PharmD...

UNTHSC Knebl Stoker
  • Patient Care
| November 20, 2013

UNT Health physician Janice Knebl, DO, keeps legendary cowboy in the saddle

For more than seven decades, J.W. Stoker, 86, was a cowboy's cowboy, a rodeo legend who began trick roping and riding at 12 and is a member of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Hall of Fame and the Pro...

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  • Research
| November 20, 2013

UNTHSC instructor named co-investigator on new YMCA initiative in Fort Worth

Marcy Paul, MA, Instructor of Behavioral and Community Health in UNT Health Science Center's School of Public Health, has been named co-investigator of an effort to provide healthier opportunities for residents in southeast Fort Worth. The Sam's Club Giving Program...