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  • COVID-19
| September 28, 2020

Each patient’s story illuminates Tarrant County COVID data, strengthens contact tracing

By Sally Crocker HSC 2020 graduate Julia Aiken was finishing the last semester of her MPH in Public Health Practice when COVID-19 arrived. By May, she had finished her degree and was helping Tarrant County Public Health’s (TCPH) with contact tracing efforts to track and help stop community spread of the virus.   Aiken volunteered extra hours above her temporary work...

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  • Education
| September 22, 2020

TCOM, PA students comply with COVID social distance rules while fine tuning their skills via the HSC Simulation Center

By Diane Smith HSC Fort Worth has taken virtual learning to new levels during COVID-19.  Consider, for example, medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine who must master ultrasound technology to better identify the diseases that ail patients.   At TCOM, students gain these skills while also learning to teach their peers. Earlier this year,...

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  • Education
| September 22, 2020

Dr. Erica Spears one of 15 national scholars to new well-being and inequality research training program

By Sally Crocker   Health inequality and systemic racism have long threatened the lives of African Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness of police violence in 2020 have intensified nationwide action toward solutions and change for traditionally underserved populations.    For...

Magdalena Bus and Bruce Budowle
  • Research
| September 21, 2020

(Un)solved mysteries

By Alex Branch In June 2017, Shawn Neill, 42, got on his four-wheeler and rumbled toward the banks of the Ohio River near his Illinois home.   The only son of Rex and Judy Neill loved camping, fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He pitched...

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  • Our People
| September 21, 2020

50 Heroes: HSC Student Advocates Association

It takes a village to guide our future health care providers throughout their medical school career. At HSC, the Student Advocates Association is a big part of that village. The Student Advocates Association (SAA) is a non-profit organization comprised of the spouses, significant others and families of Osteopathic Medical...

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  • Education
| September 18, 2020

TCOM student makes overnight presentation to Thailand Conference

By Steven Bartolotta Life of a medical student is filled with many sleepless nights and early mornings, so when fourth-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Jennifer Archer had the opportunity...

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  • COVID-19
| September 17, 2020

HSC to lead state effort to raise awareness about COVID-19 in underserved communities

By Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will administer the Texas portion of a $12 million National Institutes of Health award for outreach and engagement...

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  • Our People
| September 14, 2020

50 Heroes: Dr. Frank Papa

Frank Papa, DO, PhD, arrived at TCOM in 1979 with a keen eye towards education and research. One day a student’s question prompted him to develop a revolutionary way of diagnosing patients with acute chest pain. He was asked to explain how...

Dr. Sid O'Bryant
  • Research
| September 14, 2020

Researchers receive $45 million federal grant to study health disparities in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at HSC Fort Worth were awarded a grant expected to total $45 million from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of...

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  • Education
| September 8, 2020

HSC researcher receives $1.8 million grant for work on technology to enhance oral absorption of water-insoluble drugs

Xiaowei Dong, Associate Professor and P1 Curriculum Director at HSC College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded the Maximizing Investigators' Resource Award (MIRA-R35) to continue her research into technologies that improve the effectiveness of oral drugs. Dr. Dong received the five-year, $1.8 million award from National Institutes of General Medical Sciences at the National...