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Hsc Katie Pelch
Public health scientist lends expertise to national database addressing safer use of chemicals in our environmentBy Sally Crocker Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, in the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), where she teaches courses in environmental health. She Read More »

Jun 21, 2021

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Commemorating JuneteenthBy Diane Smith-Pinckney On June 19 1865, Major General Gordan Granger marched into Galveston with a critical message: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”  This was the opening sentence of General Order Number 3, which announced to Texans the end of the Civil War and Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

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The realities of ‘breaking bad’ and how one HSC researcher is attacking the opioid crisisBy Sally Crocker He didn’t know it at the time, but when Dr. Scott Walters was growing up in San Diego in the mid 1980s, a next-door neighbor was concealing a homemade meth lab just across the fence and mere steps away from his bedroom window. For quite some time, concerned parents in his family’s Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

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TCOM to host first Walk with a Doc on June 12By Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is inviting Fort Worth residents of all ages to participate in “Walk with a Doc” at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12. The event, which will reoccur the second Saturday of every month, starts at LVTRise at 8201 Calmont Avenue and is the first such walk held Read More »

Jun 2, 2021

Melissa Lewis
2021 Faculty Achievement Award honorees announced By Krista Roberts HSC faculty experienced a year like no other, but they continued to excel during extraordinary circumstances with great determination, resilience and dedication.  Each year, Faculty Achievement Award finalists are recognized for exemplary performance in at least three of the following categories: teaching, research/scholarship, service, clinical service and leadership. Nominated by their peers, the five Read More »

May 24, 2021

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HSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic surpasses 10,000 patient encountersBy Kathryn Lytton  Since 2014, HSC’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic has provided critical health care resources to underserved children in Fort Worth. Traveling to neighborhoods across the city, the mobile clinic offers wellness visits, school/sports physicals, immunizations, screenings and education at no cost to families. Without the services provided by the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, these children Read More »

May 21, 2021

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD, Regents Professor and Founding Director for the HSC Texas Center for Health Disparities
Conference will spotlight outreach to minority communities and COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable populationsBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is working with the Texas Community Engagement Research Alliance (CEAL), the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) to host the 16th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities.  The event, titled “Community Approaches to Health Equity,” Read More »

May 19, 2021

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HSC’s community leadership continues with vaccination effortBy Sarah Hopkins   When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HSC sprang into action by offering tangible solutions to Tarrant County’s urgent health care needs.   HSC swiftly opened the first COVID-19 testing location in all of Tarrant County for frontline responders. It didn’t stop there — HSC team members also opened several testing and vaccination sites, staffed a COVID-19 information line, performed contact tracing, distributed food to families in need, donated masks, manufactured solutions essential Read More »

May 18, 2021

HSC students volunteer to conduct student eye screenings. (left to right) second-year student pharmacists, Meredith Kenerley, Kelli Mosley and TCOM first-year student, Salma Omar
NTERI and HSC students continue critical eye screenings during pandemicBy Krista Roberts  The North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) is making an impact in the community through free vision screenings and educational outreach. Through a collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), NTERI performs state-mandated eye screenings for students under age six and with special needs, helping identify vision disorders at a critical stage of their learning. “We know Read More »

May 13, 2021

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HSC launches campaign focused on overcoming health disparitiesBy Alex Branch Health disparities exist all around us. They exist for the woman working two jobs who delivers a preterm baby after complications caused by chronic stress. The Texas farmer whose high blood pressure goes undetected because he can’t drive two hours to the nearest doctor. The young boy suffering life-threatening asthma attacks and living with a parent who smokes. The family besieged by diabetes caused by a diet of corner store food and soda. These are all different people Read More »

May 5, 2021