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Startups will be critical to Tarrant County’s economic recovery, study findsBy Alex Branch Startup businesses have a substantial impact on job creation in Tarrant County and could be a key to the recovery from the economic fallout of COVID-19, according to new research funded by The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth. New companies — defined as businesses zero to 1 year old — created 25,157 jobs in 2018 and more than 25,000 jobs in Tarrant County Read More »

Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Frank Filipetto received the TCOM Proclamation from City Council and Mayor Betsy Price at Fort Worth City Hall on October 27, 2020.
Fort Worth honors TCOM for 50 years of serviceBy Steven Bartolotta The City of Fort Worth celebrated a half century of partnership with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine on Tuesday night with a proclamation honoring the medical school’s 50th anniversary.  Mayor Betsy Price recognized the impact the osteopathic medical school, one of six colleges now at The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth, has had on improving health and well-being in the Fort Worth community.  “They have been Read More »

Oct 28, 2020

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Taking away the painBy Diane Smith Seven heroin users walked into Fort Worth’s Recovery Resource Council on the Monday after Thanksgiving looking for help.  They wanted to stop injecting.    Case workers know when to expect spikes in traffic by people who don’t want to take pills or heroin anymore. They show up after holidays, when celebrities overdose or after police bust a “pill mill.” Family gatherings often include urgent pleas from fathers, mothers and siblings.  “‘Either you get treatment or you are not going to live here,’” said case manager Paula Shockey, Read More »

Oct 14, 2020

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HSC, Deterra launch campaign to protect families from unused medicationsBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is launching an educational campaign to prevent overdose deaths by teaching families how to properly dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription medications.   Through a collaboration with Deterra pouches by Verde, HSC and several community partners will distribute 500 pouches, which destroy drugs when warm water is added to the bags containing deactivating pods. Deterra pouches will also be provided to some Read More »

Aug 10, 2020

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HSC’s FitWorth providing dairy, produce for Fort Worth’s food insecure familiesBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s FitWorth program is partnering with GoFresh to provide boxes of food to hungry families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration will supply families with dairy and produce through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Read More »

Jul 8, 2020

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50 Heroes: Mayor Betsy PriceMayor Betsy Price and HSC share a mission to create solutions for a healthier community. Price, first elected Mayor in 2011, has consistently promoted strategies and activities that improve the fitness, health and well-being of Fort Worth residents. Her devotion to elevating the city’s overall health makes her a dynamic and natural partner for the Read More »

Jun 29, 2020

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Honoring Pride Month and the power of changeBy Sally Crocker Dr. Stephan Davis could never have predicted the tumultuous world events that would impact his new leadership role with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) LGBTQ Forum. As Dr. Davis, HSC Assistant Professor and School of Public Health MHA Program Director, prepared for his incoming year in this important, national position, Read More »

Jun 23, 2020

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to HSC students, faculty: ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’By Diane Smith Students and faculty volunteers from The University of North Texas Health Center at Fort Worth were recognized by Mayor Betsy Price for establishing the first community-based COVID-19 testing site in the city. “To all of you, you need to reach back and give yourself a pat on the back,” Price said during Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

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HSC Drug Drop Box Program provides a safe way to dispose of unneeded medicationsBy Betsy Friauf The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth provides a safe place to dispose of unneeded and expired drugs. You’ll find a secure drop box, available to the public as well as our campus, in the HSC Police Department lobby at 3600 Mattison Ave. It’s open 24/7. Visitor parking Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

Unt Health Science Center 2019 Graduation. May 18, 2019.
U.S. News ranks TCOM as top osteopathic school for primary careBy Steven Bartolotta U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best medical schools for primary care, and HSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was the highest ranked DO school in the nation. TCOM had the highest ranking of osteopathic schools and was ranked 72nd among all medical schools across the country. “We Read More »

May 18, 2020