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Alc FC
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

Pharmacy FC 1
Innovating to solve pressing health problemsBy Betsy Friauf   Innovation in health care delivery is crucial. For proof, look no further than CVS’ plan to buy Aetna or Amazon’s signal that it may begin distributing prescription drugs. For students in the UNT System College of Pharmacy who are looking to become the providers of the future, a crucial element is Read More »

Dec 18, 2017

CC 2017 FC
MHA students bring home the gold at North Texas Case CompetitionBy Sally Crocker A team of UNT Health Science Center MHA students has taken the top prize at this year’s American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas (ACHENTX) Case Competition. Tasked with a real-world challenge, much like projects they will take on in their future careers as health care leaders, teams from UNTHSC and other Read More »

Dec 15, 2017

Grand FC
Big idea leads to Grand resultsBy Sally Crocker   When Dr. Thad Miller introduced a different kind of course project to his Health Insurance and Managed Care class, he knew it would be interesting. But he had no idea that it would result in one of the university’s largest and most collaborative Grand Rounds in many years. How did a Read More »

Nov 27, 2017

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Lessons from the battlefieldBy Alex Branch   The training to provide life-saving trauma care in the chaotic conditions of a battlefield was once limited to military medical personnel. But in an era of terrorism and mass shootings, some of those skills can today help civilian medical providers and lay people save lives. That’s why Jeffrey Mott, DHSc, PA-C, Read More »

Nov 27, 2017

Interpro FC
Using teamwork to train better healthcare leadersBy Jan Jarvis Catherine Daniel, a first-year student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, clicked on the keys of her laptop, searching for data about a program to address infant mortality in Tarrant County. “There needs to be a better way of identifying high risk people,” she concluded. For about an hour, teams of Read More »

Nov 13, 2017

SALEM FC
Advancing modern physical therapy for children in ChinaBy Alex Branch   Two UNT Health Science Center physical therapists spent a week in China advancing the practice of modernized physical therapy in the country where many techniques remain underused. Howe Liu, MPT, PhD, and Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, demonstrated treatment on adults and children with cerebral palsy between the ages of 3 months Read More »

Nov 6, 2017