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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 Read More »

Apr 3, 2018

Dr. Taylor
Panel at TCU discusses effective ways to combat opioid crisisBy 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 Read More »

Mar 30, 2018

Students
Creating the providers of the futureUNT 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 Read More »

Mar 28, 2018

Match Day
Match Day excitement grips TCOM medical studentsBy 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 Read More »

Mar 20, 2018

TCOM Students
Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goalBy 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 Read More »

Mar 16, 2018

PA at Graduation
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