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Pharmacy student spends eye-opening rotation in rural MontanaBy Jan Jarvis Pharmacy student Rychlend Martin-Horne never imagined she would come face-to-face with a huge black bear and her cubs. The frightening experience during a 12-mile hike to Cracker Lake in Montana was not exactly what she expected from her six-week pharmacy rotation, but it was memorable. “I’m a city girl,” she said. “I Read More »

Jul 19, 2019

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Memory of longtime TCOM faculty member honored with endowed scholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta UNT Health Science Center recently celebrated the Dr. T. Eugene Zachary Endowed Scholarship with family and friends of the longtime Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member. The scholarship will be used to assist third and fourth-year students in the Rural Osteopathic Medicine Education Program, better known as ROME, a program that Read More »

Jul 18, 2019

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TCOM students spend the day giving backBy Steven Bartolotta   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2023 got their chance to lend a helping hand to the Fort Worth community as 236 medical students fanned out all across Fort Worth for a Day of Service. The TCOM students divided into groups and spent the afternoon at 13 difference locations Read More »

Jul 12, 2019

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Williams urges TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine students to reclaim human element in health careBy Alex Branch   The human element of the doctor-patient relationship is too often taken for granted in modern health care, UNT Health Science Center President Dr. Michael R. Williams told the inaugural class of Fort Worth’s new medical school. For example, a chief complaint among emergency room patients today is that no one really Read More »

Jul 10, 2019

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The transforming power of medical educationBy Jeff Carlton There was a time when Linda Siy, MD, was a Missouri girl through and through. She was born and raised in Independence, Mo., famous as the home of President Harry Truman and the launching point for covered-wagon journeys westward on the Oregon Trail. She later earned a biology degree and a medical Read More »

Jul 5, 2019

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First TCOM alums accepted into prestigious pediatric cancer fellowshipBy Alex Branch Two 2016 UNT Health Science Center graduates will begin prestigious pediatric cancer fellowships this summer in Dallas. Morgan Coleman, DO, and Chelsee Greer, DO, are the first Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) alumni to earn fellowships in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Health. “We are proud of Dr. Greer Read More »

Jun 24, 2019

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International trip an empathetic experience for PT studentsBy Alex Branch   Treating impoverished people in Costa Rica gave UNT Health Science Center physical therapy students real-life lessons in compassion and the diverse needs of others. Nine first- and second-year students helped treat and provide health education to men, women and children suffering from orthopedic problems, seizures, high blood pressure and more. The Read More »

Jun 20, 2019

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Health disparities conference to focus on how social factors impact healthBy Jan Jarvis Social, behavioral and economic factors can change an individual’s biology and set them up for various chronic diseases from cancer to cardiovascular disease. How these factors affect minority and underserved populations is the focus of the 14th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities June 6-7 at UNT Health Science Center. The “Social Read More »

Jun 3, 2019

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Patrick Moonan receives distinguished alumni award for Ebola workPatrick Moonan, DrPH, a 2005 graduate of the School of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2019 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his work in combatting the Ebola virus in West Africa and other career achievements. Dr. Moonan is a Senior Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Read More »

May 29, 2019

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WE HAIL honored with Innovators in Aging awardBy Jan Jarvis    For four years, Workforce Enhancement in Health Aging and Independent Living, or WE HAIL, has expanded training and services in the community to better serve older adults.  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission recently recognized WE HAIL by presenting it the Innovators in Aging award. This is the first time Read More »

May 22, 2019