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Physician assistant program condenses curriculum by four monthsBy 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 Read More »

Mar 5, 2018

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Honoring a lawmaker who helps move UNTHSC forwardBy 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 Read More »

Feb 27, 2018

Dr. Marcy Paul
Connecting across cultures leads public health professor to new international roleBy Sally Crocker Dr. Marcy Paul has spent a lifetime following the teachings of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept of “repairing the world.” The foundations of Dr. Paul’s work in public health today, and her belief that every person has a responsibility to make the world better, have deep roots back to the convictions of Read More »

Feb 20, 2018

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Three UNTHSC projects recognized with “Health Care Hero” awardBy Jan Jarvis   For most of this fall, Abe Clark, PhD, spent his mornings at Fort Worth elementary schools, screening preschoolers for eye diseases that could damage their vision. His dedication to the community-based vision screening project caught the eye of the Fort Worth Business Press, which named Dr. Clark as a 2018 Health Read More »

Feb 8, 2018

Bonnie FC
A bloody mystery of Bonnie and ClydeBy Jeff Carlton She wore eyeglasses — the kind one wears to see better, not dark ones for glare or disguise. They were silver rimmed, and fell from her shot-torn face as her limp form was lowered from the car onto a funeral truck. The glasses were thickly splotched with blood, the blood of a killer’s girl Read More »

Feb 5, 2018

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A doctorate in music and medicineBy Jan Jarvis   Through a partnership with UNT Health Science Center, the University of North Texas in Denton is now offering the world’s first music doctoral degree in performing arts health. The new concentration will focus on hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists, said Sajid Surve, DO, Associate Read More »

Jan 29, 2018

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NIH researchers join UNTHSC as alcohol/substance abuse program expandsBy Sally Crocker Three nationally known alcohol and substance abuse researchers — Dr. Melissa A. Lewis, Dr. Dana M. Litt and Dr. Eun-Young Mun – have been appointed to the UNTHSC School of Public Health faculty, underlining the school’s intent to become a national center of excellence in substance abuse education and research. “We welcome Read More »

Jan 22, 2018

CUL FC
Turning the kitchen into a classroomBy Jan Jarvis   As someone who enjoys a good meal, Molly Chang was eager to sample the different dishes that are cooked each week in the Culinary Medicine course. “I love trying out recipes and eating new foods, so cooking with friends and getting a free meal is right up my alley,” she said. Read More »

Jan 17, 2018

Nnaka FC
First tragedy, then inspirationBy Alex Branch The purpose of Tonychris Nnaka’s life revealed itself with the death of his sister. He was the youngest of 10 siblings — and the only boy — but his sister, Light, 12, was closest in age. She was his playmate and best friend while growing up in Nigeria. She died of a Read More »

Jan 2, 2018

FROST FC
What happened to Francine Frost?By Jeff Carlton   On the night of Feb. 16, 1981, Francine Frost went grocery shopping in Tulsa, Okla., and was never seen again. Other than her car keys, found dangling from her car door in the grocery store parking lot of a Skaggs Alpha Beta, there was no trace of this 44-year-old nurse, wife Read More »

Dec 20, 2017