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Protecting her daughters’ generation from Alzheimer’sBy Alex Branch Janet Heath has a deeply personal interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother suffered from it, as did her grandmother. Heath spent the last 10 years of her mother’s life trying to coordinate high-quality care as the disease took its terrible toll. That’s why Heath and her husband, Ralph, made a generous gift Read More »

Jul 17, 2018

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New Provost: Let’s ‘unleash our strengths and ignite our future’By Jeff Carlton Charles Taylor, PharmD, who has presided over a number of critical academic milestones as Dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy, will become Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Taylor said he was “excited, honored and humbled” to accept the position, which will Read More »

Jul 11, 2018

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To honor son’s memory, physician strives to make UNTHSC a better placeBy Alex Branch John Mills, DO, has led by example all his life. As a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, he flew reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines, accumulating 832 combat hours. As a physician, he practiced medicine in West Texas because he saw the scarce medical resources available to people there. As a Read More »

Jul 2, 2018

TABS Summer High School Program
For high school program, the goal is inspirationBy Eric Parker   “I really want to be a pediatrician!” said 14-year-old Albert. He’d just finished listening via stethoscope to a heartbeat. Not just one heartbeat, but an array of normal and abnormal ones, including a malfunctioning valve. It was a moment among many as 100 ninth-graders visited labs and classrooms at UNT Health Read More »

Jun 28, 2018

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UNTHSC history: Tavener bowling pinsBy Alex Branch   For almost 50 years, UNT Health Science Center has preserved two scuffed bowling pins. The vintage pins recall a throwback to the 1950s and 60s, when people in vertically striped shirts and rented suede shoes flocked to bowling alleys on Friday nights. But these pins hold a significant – and quirky Read More »

Jun 18, 2018

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Health disparities conference to focus on precision medicineBy Alex Branch Personalized medicine is a rapidly-emerging approach to disease prevention and treatment but too often research participation is not reflective of our country demographics. Ensuring that the racial and ethnic, minority, socioeconomically-disadvantaged and rural populations that disproportionally share the burden of poor health share the benefits of personalized care is the focus of Read More »

Jun 4, 2018

Patrick Clay wins Faculty Award
Faculty award goes to professor with unique approach to teachingBy Jan Jarvis   Patrick Clay, PharmD, is known for making his classes so engaging that even the most challenging concepts involving infectious diseases are easily understood. He has used his own version of improvisational theater to train UNT System College of Pharmacy students to think on their feet, something healthcare professionals must do every Read More »

May 25, 2018

Sagar Shah awarded prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship
Medical student awarded prestigious Howard Hughes fellowshipBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center medical student Sagar Shah has been awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship. Shah, who recently completed his second year at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is one of just 66 medical, dental and veterinary students selected nationwide to receive support for Read More »

May 23, 2018

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Students share what ethics mean to themBy Alex Branch   Four students earned $1,000 awards for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Awards Presentation. The winners were all first-year-students: Prachi Thapar, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Katherine Mankus, School of Health Professions Heily Pham, UNT System College of Pharmacy Ellias Hishmeh, UNT System College of Pharmacy. The awards Read More »

May 17, 2018

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Announcing new GME positions with Medical City HealthcareHCA Healthcare, Medical City Healthcare, and UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) are teaming up to create hundreds of new residency positions in North Texas, a move that helps address the state’s growing physician shortage and improves healthcare across the region. This partnership is a result of HCA’s continued investment in building the nation’s physician supply Read More »

May 14, 2018