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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Match Day excitement grips TCOM medical students

By Jan Jarvis   The anticipation kept Vincent Wang awake all night. “It’s like Christmas,” the fourth-year medical student said. “You know you’re getting a present, but you don’t know what it is.” Wang was among 213 Texas of College of Osteopathic Medicine fourth-year students who opened their envelopes Friday during the 2018 Match Day…
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Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goal

By Alex Branch   In 2012, medical students Sammy Lee Chong and Nicole Hocevar Howerton helped brainstorm ideas for students to work together for a good cause outside the classroom. They started Tee Off F.O.R.E. TCOM, a golf tournament that raised money for student scholarships at UNT Health Science Center. Neither student knew how to…
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Physician assistant program condenses curriculum by four months

By Alex Branch   The Physician Assistant Studies Program will condense its curriculum from 34 to 30 months, a change that will increase efficiency for the nationally recognized program. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant approved the UNT Health Science Center’s proposal for the new curriculum, which will take effect in…
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Honoring a lawmaker who helps move UNTHSC forward

By Jeff Carlton UNT Health Science Center has awarded Charlie Geren its Vision Award, UNTHSC’s highest recognition of service for the state representative’s decades-long support of the university’s growth and progress. “Time after time, Charlie Geren has stepped forward to help move our institution forward,” said Dr. Michael R. Williams, President of UNTHSC. “He has…