Education

Helping those who dream of helping others

By Alex Branch Weldon Eugene Bond Jr., DO, was the first Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student to walk across the stage when the inaugural class graduated in 1974. While that honor was the result of his last name’s fortuitous place in the alphabet, Bond was proud to be part of the Fort Worth medical... Read more »

Jan 30, 2017

Right resource, right time

By Alex Branch Dorinda Lopez was trapped in a miserable cycle of sickness. Weak from spine deterioration and recurrent bacterial skin infections, the 67-year-old woman often fell inside her home at a Fort Worth assisted living center. She constantly dialed 911 for help from firefighters and paramedics, sometimes many times a week. But when certified... Read more »

Jan 18, 2017

Erin Carlson, DrPH

No effort too small in public health

By Sally Crocker As a public health student working on her doctoral degree, Erin Carlson, DrPH, questioned how reaching out to one local apartment complex could make a significant impact in preventing breast cancer. What she learned, after early detection saved the lives of several South Dallas women in that neighborhood, was that there are... Read more »

Dec 22, 2016

School of Public Health Seeks Outstanding PhD Students

The UNTHSC School of Public Health seeks outstanding students for its PhD degree program in Public Health Sciences. Students are being recruited for two concentrations within the PhD program: Behavioral and Community Health and Epidemiology. Accepted students will be provided tuition and fee waiver for four years, a $24,000 stipend each year, medical insurance coverage,... Read more »

Dec 21, 2016

Foundation founded by Texas DO establishes TCOM scholarship

By Alex Branch In the late 1930s, in a small Kansas town during the thick of the Dust Bowl, a young doctor of osteopathic medicine struggled to make his family medicine practice successful. With a wife and two young children to support, Earl Christian Kinzie, DO, looked around at the desolate conditions and knew his... Read more »

Nov 29, 2016

Kshitiz Rakesh

SPH training leads Biostatistics graduate to Harvard

By Sally Crocker When Kshitiz Rakesh (MPH ’15 Biostatistics) transferred to the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), he was seeking a program that would challenge him beyond the coursework, involve him in real-world health problems and solutions, and push him to advanced levels of statistical programming and data analysis. What he found was a... Read more »

Nov 21, 2016

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Online degree works for Amarillo public health director

By Sally Crocker Caring for 250,000 people in addition to your own family can be a challenging job. So when Casie Stoughton, RN, MPH, decided to pursue a public health graduate degree, she knew the best option would be through online study (SPH Master of Public Health Professional Option). At the time, Stoughton was serving... Read more »

Nov 7, 2016

Honored for outstanding PT research

By Alex Branch Yasser Salem, PhD, PT, has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher Award by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, the second time in three years that a UNT Health Science Center professor has received the honor. Dr. Salem, Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, received the award at the... Read more »

Nov 3, 2016

Careflight

CareFlite helicopter and crew to swoop in Nov. 4

By Betsy Friauf   When a CareFlite helicopter lands at the Health Science Center on Friday, Nov. 4, it’s not an emergency but an informal training session. The chopper fly-in is an annual opportunity for students to get up close with airborne emergency transport. Every minute and a half, somewhere in the U.S. a med-evac... Read more »

Nov 2, 2016

‘World War Z’ awareness fair to focus on zoonotic diseases

By Sally Crocker Scientists have long recognized the connection of diseases spread between animals and people, through viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. This is so common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that an estimated 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. On Nov. 9,... Read more »

Nov 1, 2016