COVID-19

Group of masked students walking together
The comeback from COVID beginsBy Sally Crocker Ambiguity and adaptation may be the way of life in 2021 as COVID restrictions roll back across communities, says Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at the HSC School of Public Health. “Clearly, the comeback will be phased in waves,” Dr. Walters said. “It won’t be as easy as flipping on a switch, Read More »

May 6, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location at the Saginaw Recreation CenterBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, April 6 at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd. Tarrant County will allocate the vaccine doses and contact people to make appointments to receive the vaccine at the recreation center operated by the City of Saginaw. The site will be open Monday Read More »

Apr 5, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location in Stop Six NeighborhoodBy Alex Branch   The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, March 23 in Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood with an initial goal of administering 1,000 shots in the first week. The vaccine site opened Tuesday at Brighter Outlook Inc., 4910 Dunbar St., a facility operated by Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. The location is by Read More »

Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Diana Cervantes
Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answeredBy Sally Crocker More people are getting their COVID-19 vaccinations as more doses are being shipped to communities across the U.S. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are already well underway, and a third option, from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, has now received FDA emergency authorization and is making its way to vaccine hubs around the Read More »

Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Matt Richardson at Denton County’s Texas Motor Speedway COVID vaccine site. (Denton Record-Chronicle/ Jeff Woo)
HSC alumnus leads Denton County Public Health’s nationally-praised vaccine efforts in the charge against COVID-19By Sally Crocker Denton County Public Health has grabbed national headlines lately as being one of the most successful COVID-19 vaccination hubs in the U.S. Led by HSC graduate Matt Richardson, DrPH, MPH, FACHE, the department’s service area covers more than 900,000 North Texas residents, although people have come from other states, as far away as Pennsylvania, to get their vaccines. Dr. Richardson completed Read More »

Feb 28, 2021

Students in the photo from left to right: Crystal Cassimere, Rupali Gautam, Dexter Nwachukwu, Daeija Lewis and Sabri Zooper talk about their experience as a student during COVID.
TCOM students balance study, family and service during global pandemicBy Diane Smith-Pinckney and Sally Crocker It’s been more than a year since U.S. communities first heard the term COVID-19. After months of masks, social distancing and creation of vaccines, what began as a medical mystery continues as a global war against a virus. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals serve on the frontlines – caring for the sick and consoling those who lost family members. At the Texas Read More »

Feb 24, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine
What you should know about the COVID vaccine rolloutBy Sally Crocker Almost one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stands poised and hopeful for a safe return to everyday life. New vaccines are rolling out across the country to speed solutions to communities in Texas and other states, reaching front-line healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities and other priority groups first. Read More »

Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Laine Markham
HSC, Texas Wesleyan University collaborate to return athletes recovered from COVID-19 safely back to playing fieldBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Sixty Texas Wesleyan University athletes have completed athletic screenings through a new partnership with The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth. The project screens TXWES athletes who have had COVID-19 so they can return to sports. As of Dec. 3, four more athletes were in the process of being assessed and had tests pending. “We completed Read More »

Dec 11, 2020

Dr. John Gibson
He beat COVID-19, but can rural health care?By Steven Bartolotta It started on Sunday night, October 25. Dr. John Gibson, TCOM’s Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Education, had been battling typical fall allergies, but then he lost is sense of smell…then his taste. He knew something was wrong. Dr. Gibson tested positive for COVID-19 days later but, even worse, so did his entire household, which included Read More »

Nov 20, 2020

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Start planning for a safe holiday season nowBy Sally Crocker  Fall and winter holidays will have a different feel during COVID-19 as families consider the safest ways to celebrate their usual traditions with friends, neighbors and loved ones. It’s still possible to enjoy the season during the pandemic, said HSC’s Dr. Diana Cervantes, by approaching your plans and festivities in creative, new ways.  “Even though our world is different right now, people still want to maintain Read More »

Oct 7, 2020