Education

Supportive community helps TCOM Class of 2019 excel

By Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2019 earned the highest scores on a national board exam since the medical school expanded in 2011. The students achieved a 99.1 percent pass rate and a mean test score of 594 on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 exam administered by the National Board... Read more »

Sep 6, 2017

Hurricane Harvey increases public health threat from mosquitoes

By Alex Branch   Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey are expected to remain in southeast Texas for some time. Among the public health concerns is how stagnant water could impact the mosquito population and potential transmission of associated diseases. UNT Health Science Center’s medical entomologist Joon Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the... Read more »

Aug 31, 2017

Stethoscopes connect generations of UNTHSC physicians

By Alex Branch Patrick Prazak was a high school baseball player who hoped to one day play professionally until his elbow started locking up after games. He underwent surgery, but soon after his shoulder started aching. As a freshman player at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, he realized medical treatments, rehabilitation time and school work... Read more »

Aug 21, 2017

A global audience for TCOM’s rural medicine program

By Jan Jarvis   An international delegation of visitors from 12 countries came to Texas with one common goal: to learn more about how to prevent, treat and manage health problems affecting women around the globe. They found what they were looking for at UNT Health Science Center, one of six stops that the group... Read more »

Aug 17, 2017

Professor named Public Health Veterinarian of the Year

By Sally Crocker   For years, UNT Health Science Center’s Katherine Fogelberg, DVM, PhD, has donated her spare time to treating animals and finding homes for rescued pets. An Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Dr. Fogelberg has worked with zoo and wildlife animals as far away as South Africa, and has helped... Read more »

Aug 11, 2017

Improving health care across the world

By Alex Branch A trio of UNT Health Science Center faculty members shared their expertise in clinical care and patient communication this summer with physicians in China. Frank Filipetto, DO, Janet Lieto, DO, and David Mason, DO, spent one week in Chengdu, a Chinese city in the Sichuan province, offering clinical instruction in pulmonary medicine... Read more »

Aug 1, 2017

A national award of excellence for physical therapist

By Alex Branch Myla Quiben, PT, DPT, PhD, prepares her physical therapy students to be health care providers of the future by simulating real-world clinical situations at UNT Health Science Center. Her simulations stress the significance of interprofessional communication – the ability to clearly and crisply share information with health care professionals from other disciplines.... Read more »

Jul 24, 2017

Top prize in treating patients right

By Jan Jarvis UNT System College of Pharmacy student Mark Herndon had 10 minutes to research the drug that had been prescribed for a patient with Crohn’s disease. He spent his time focused on the patient and how he could make sure the man took the drug properly. When he sat down with the patient,... Read more »

Jul 20, 2017

Accreditation a milestone moment for College of Pharmacy

By Jeff Carlton The College of Pharmacy at UNT Health Science Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), less than two months after graduating Fort Worth’s first class of pharmacy students. The accreditation status is a milestone for the UNT System College of Pharmacy, which was founded in 2011, began... Read more »

Jul 13, 2017

Alum helps good science find financial backers

By Betsy Friauf   During four years earning her PhD in the Visual Science Graduate Program, Jaclyn Bermudez received prestigious awards for her dedication to research into how glaucoma robs millions of people of their eyesight. Now she’s taking her visionary reach to the next level by launching a career matching dollars with promising research.... Read more »

Jul 7, 2017