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Students share what ethics mean to them

By 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 Healthcare

HCA 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

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Historic effort to accelerate research and improve health

By Dan Burgard The medical library at UNT Health Science Center is assisting a historic national effort to gather health data on 1 million people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. UNTHSC’s Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library recently received a $6.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health Read More »

May 4, 2018

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Residencies offer specialized training for future pharmacists

By Jan Jarvis   The e-mail that Brittany Cox had been anticipating arrived exactly on time. “I woke up at 7 and it came right after that,” she said. “It was such a relief to finally know what I’ll be doing for the next year.” Cox and 13 fourth-year UNT System College of Pharmacy students Read More »

Apr 30, 2018

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Empathy in action

By Alli Haltom   Evonne Kaplan-Liss was struggling with the effects of ulcerative colitis, recovering from surgery and feeling hopeless. “I sank into a deep depression,” said Kaplan-Liss, now a physician and Assistant Dean of Narrative Reflection and Patient Communication for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. “I was only 17, and all I Read More »

Apr 23, 2018

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Professor honored for outstanding contributions to field of biomedical engineering

By Alex Branch   Rita Patterson, PhD, a UNT Health Science Center Professor, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows, one of the highest professional distinctions for medical and biological engineers. Dr. Patterson was recognized for outstanding translational research in wrist biomechanics, collaborative opportunities across educational backgrounds Read More »

Apr 16, 2018

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‘All I needed was a chance’

By Raul Vintimilla, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience   I had earned my medical degree and finished a three-year hospital residency in Cuenca, Ecuador when I decided to move my family to the United States. I had discovered during my training that clinical care was not my passion — research was. And the United States Read More »

Apr 11, 2018

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Emergency preparedness toolkit for small and rural communities rolls out across the U.S.

By: Sally Crocker   A quick reference guide to help small towns and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations is now available for free download on four Texas websites and is being rolled out across the U.S. by a UNT Health Science Center public health professor and her team. The Toolkit for Rural Communities Read More »

Apr 3, 2018

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Panel at TCU discusses effective ways to combat opioid crisis

By Jan Jarvis A nasal spray of the drug Naloxone can instantly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save someone’s life. At a time when 115 Americans die daily after overdosing on opioids, the drug could have a huge impact, a panel of experts said at the TCU Annual Health Care Forum “The Read More »

Mar 30, 2018

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Creating the providers of the future

UNT Health Science Center is advancing its commitment to create the health providers of the future by partnering with Catalyst Health Network, a URAC accredited clinically integrated network known for innovation, collaboration, and patient-centered care. Under the agreement, UNTHSC students, who include future physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and physical therapists, will train in primary care Read More »

Mar 28, 2018