Education

Fort Worth’s first class of pharmacists

By Jan Jarvis For Nola Curry, the dream of becoming a pharmacist had to wait. She instead trained to become a licensed vocational nurse while still in high school and worked in long-term care facilities after graduation. A few years later, she put her career plans on hold to marry and start a family. 2017... Read more »

May 16, 2017

Physician, philanthropist, humanitarian

By Alex Branch Anne Alaniz, DO, grew up in rural Malawi, a country in southeast Africa, where disease was widespread and her elementary school desk was stacked bricks coated by hardened mud. 2017 Commencement Ceremony When: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Where: Schollmaier Arena, Texas Christian University Livestream: https://livestream.com/unthsc Social media: #UNTHSCgrad Other highlights: Ceremony... Read more »

May 15, 2017

PT students get unique training from international rotations

By Alex Branch   The small, one-room clinic in Malawi was usually already full with two dozen mothers and their children when Beverly Owoyele arrived each morning. To determine what kind of physical therapy each child required, the third-year physical therapy student at UNT Health Science Center often relied on interpreters and the patients’ own... Read more »

May 11, 2017

Mission Possible: MHA students win ‘Transforming Galveston’ Case Competition

By: Sally Crocker   The mission was to “Transform Galveston” with strategies for improving chronic disease prevention and care among Galveston County Medicaid patients. Accepting the challenge was a team of three MHA students from the UNTHSC School of Public Health: Amruta Sakhalkar, Ela Vashishtha and Sayali Ethape. At the recent George McMillan Fleming Center... Read more »

May 5, 2017

Three students honored for Ricco Ethics Awards

By Alex Branch Three first-year students were honored for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards presentation. Elijah Hor from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joyce Chuen from the School of Health Professions and Heily Pham from the College of Pharmacy each received $1,000 awards funded through an endowed gift... Read more »

May 3, 2017

Marisa Tan and David Preston, third year DO/MPH students

A student-led effort to help the underserved in Texas

By Jan Jarvis Every year the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research recognizes students who have a desire to integrate public health into their future clinical practices by naming them Paul Ambrose Scholars. David Preston and Marisa Tan, third year DO/MPH students from UNT Health Science Center, certainly fit the bill. From the start, each... Read more »

May 2, 2017

Creating a common understanding of teamwork in health care

By Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center is taking a leading role in preparing future Texas medical professionals to practice teamwork for patients no matter what state academic medical institution they attend. UNTHSC is one of four founding institutional members of the Texas Interprofessional Education Task Force created in 2015 at the encouragement of... Read more »

Apr 26, 2017

Honoring the legacy of a neuroscience student

By Jan Jarvis Steve Looney is an avid golfer who rarely misses the chance to play in the annual Sonny Singh Open. But his motivation isn’t so much the golf tournament, as it is the scholarship that it funds. The Rachel Dauphin Memorial Student Scholarship is named for the PhD student in Pharmacology and Neuroscience... Read more »

Apr 19, 2017

New MD school will bring economic, social benefits to Fort Worth

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is expected to positively impact the North Texas community by addressing Texas’ growing physician shortage, providing new opportunities for employment and boosting the local economy, according to a report by Tripp Umbach, the leading provider of economic impact analysis for academic health centers in the nation. The new... Read more »

Apr 18, 2017