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Pharmacy students travel to Austin for lesson in advocacyBy Jan Jarvis    Nearly a quarter of UNT System College of Pharmacy students took a day off from their classes to get a lesson in advocacy.  The students joined nearly 600 pharmacy professionals from throughout the state for Pharmacist Day at the Capitol in Austin. The Texas Pharmacy Association organized the event.   Pharmacist Day offers Read More »

Mar 21, 2019

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TCOM again leads Texas in producing primary care doctorsBy Alex Branch    The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is leading efforts to solve the state’s physician shortage by graduating the most primary care doctors of any medical school in Texas, according to new rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.   The UNT Health Science Center medical school was among those ranked Read More »

Mar 12, 2019

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PA program ranked No. 33 nationally by U.S. News and World ReportBy Alex Branch    The UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Studies Program was rated 33rd in the country by the U.S. News and World Report 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools.  The magazine ranked 169 schools, placing the UNTHSC Physician Assistant (PA) program in the top 20 percent of all PA programs that received Read More »

Mar 12, 2019

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TCOM students inspire youths to pursue medicineBy Alex Branch More than 40 UNT Health Science Center medical students helped inspire young African-American males to consider careers in medicine at a youth summit in Dallas. The students, members of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter, showed more than 300 children in grades 3 through 8 how Read More »

Mar 4, 2019

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In the classroom: Pharmacy students debate dispensing medical marijuanaBy Jan Jarvis   First-year pharmacy students recently got a glimpse of how tough their careers might be one day when they debated their role in dispensing medical marijuana. It is better to have a pharmacist who is educated in drug interactions, adverse effects and safe effective dosing rather someone at a dispensary who may Read More »

Feb 28, 2019

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PA students win Challenge Bowl — againBy Alex Branch   Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program once have again proved that UNT Health Science Center truly does recruit the best and the brightest. UNTHSC PA students won the statewide Challenge Bowl competition at the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Houston. Students Andrew Lee, Abby Read More »

Feb 26, 2019

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Symposium focuses on cardiovascular and brain health in womenBy Jan Jarvis    The first annual Women’s Cardiovascular and Brain Health Symposium underscores the need for more biomedical research that addresses unique differences between the sexes.  The event, which will include oral and poster presentations on research, will be held Friday in the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library and is sponsored by the Read More »

Feb 20, 2019

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Mental health in grad schoolBy Jan Jarvis   The thoughts whispering at Anna Black never took a rest – ever. They followed her through junior high, then into college. “I believed I had to be perfect in everything I did,” she said. “Getting a 95 was unacceptable.” For a while, she was able to manage her thoughts. Then she Read More »

Feb 18, 2019

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Escape rooms offer pharmacy students innovative learning experienceBy Alex Branch   Escape rooms, the popular adventure game where people solve puzzles to escape a locked area, are good for testing mental strength under pressure. Turns out, they’re also good for learning how to be a pharmacist. UNT Health Science Center 2nd-year pharmacy students completed an innovative learning experience in the form of Read More »

Feb 4, 2019

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UNTHSC teams up with Bios Partners on entrepreneurship programBy Jeff Carlton  Startup Series Who:  Bill Burns, founder of Encore Vision, along with Les Kreis and Stella  M. Robertson, both of Bios Partners. What: The trio will share the story behind Encore’s successful development of a treatment for presbyopia and subsequent sale to Novartis for $375 million. When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 Where: Read More »

Jan 30, 2019