Education

Culinary Med Class Fc
For HSC students, Culinary Medicine Class is more than just a mealBy Steven Bartolotta Samar Taqvi wanted to do it for her father. Sadie Thompson and Heidi Spann wanted to expand their versatility in rural areas of Texas where they’ll eventually practice medicine. The Culinary Medicine Class is a six-week course that emphasizes the importance of nutritious and delicious food in fostering good health. But it’s Read More »

Mar 3, 2020

Dr. Claire Peel Animal Assisted Dog Therapy Training.
Students learn to use animals to improve patient outcomesBy Diane Smith Cokeita’s wavy hair spilled on the ground at the feet of several physical therapy students – she had no idea her tresses were a source of inspiration. The students pondered a class assignment: How could they incorporate a relaxed Old English Sheepdog into physical exercises aimed at helping an injured construction worker Read More »

Feb 11, 2020

Legit Health Literacy Unt Health Science Center Fc
Helping teens judge the legitimacy of health information onlineBy Jan Jarvis Ryleigh Hajek turned to the Internet when she woke up one morning with severe back pain. But the 18-year-old didn’t rely on random websites or blogs to diagnose her symptoms. She knew better. “I only reviewed legitimate websites, and they all pointed to an ovarian cyst,” she said. “It turned out that’s Read More »

Dec 19, 2019

Military Match Harrell Commission Unt Health Science Center Fc
Military match a dream come true for TCOM coupleBy Steven Bartolotta When Kelly Harrell was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in February 2018, it was the start of a fairly-tale journey. Kelly was commissioned into the Air Force by her fiancé, Blake Harrell. Two days later, the pair of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students were married. The couple met during Kelly’s Read More »

Dec 17, 2019

Rural Fc
‘Have a heart’ for rural Texas, practice medicine in small, underserved communitiesBy Diane Smith Rural Texas, with its 3 million-plus people and stretches of wide open space, is the setting for a healthcare crisis characterized by hospital closures, OB deserts and a lack of doctors.  It’s a healthcare plight receiving in-depth attention this week (Nov. 18-22) during Rural Health Week at the UNT Health Science Center. Read More »

Nov 20, 2019

Flu Shot Fc
Not just counting pillsBy Diane Smith Virginia Lee doesn’t want to get the flu. The 79-year-old Benbrook resident recently arrived at her neighborhood pharmacy looking for a flu shot. “I’m over 65,” Lee said. “I’m also almost 80. It’s prevention.” Lee was among dozens of senior citizens who took part in flu clinics offered in October at the Read More »

Nov 15, 2019

Precep Fc
‘Circle of life’ reunites PA student with her delivery doctorBy Diane Smith  Lindsey Graff was delivered into the world 24 years ago after her mother experienced a high-risk pregnancy that included strict bedrest.  Marco Uribe, MD, an obstetrician in Austin, made sure Lindsey Graff’s birth was successful.  “He was determined to ensure Lindsey would make it into the world,” said Tracey Graff, Lindsey’s mother.  Read More »

Nov 12, 2019

Wag Fc
Wagner sees progress in her drive to promote health literacyBy Jan Jarvis As a registered dietician, Teresa Wagner, DrPH, RD/LD, was frustrated by how often adults failed to follow instructions regarding their health. “It never occurred to me that there were barriers that made it hard for them to understand,” said Dr. Wagner, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions. A decade later, Read More »

Oct 28, 2019

Amanda Fc
National Research Mentoring Network helps young researchers meet their goalsBy Jan Jarvis  Doctoral student Amanda Roberts knew where she wanted to go with her career, but she was uncertain how to get there. “I hoped to get to the right people, but I didn’t know the ins and outs of the National Institutes of Health, and cold-calling didn’t seem to be the way to Read More »

Oct 24, 2019

Sadler Fc
UNTHSC launches podcast focused on Innovation in Fort WorthBy Alex Branch Want to hear an inspiring story of innovation in Fort Worth? Meet Cam Sadler. He was a Dunbar High School teacher who cashed in his retirement savings one summer and launched his own start-up company. A few months later, he was in Silicon Valley, the first Fort Worth start-up founder accepted into Read More »

Oct 15, 2019