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Dr Peter Raven
Honoring a lifetime of scientific contributionsBy Alex Branch Peter Raven, PhD, a UNT Health Science Center professor for almost 40 years, will receive a prestigious national award recognizing his lifetime of outstanding scientific and scholarly contributions to sports medicine and exercise science. Dr. Raven, who recently retired as Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Read More »

Sep 19, 2016

ROME students at UNTHSC
Twenty years of training doctors for rural TexasBy Alex Branch   John Bowling, DO, will miss many things about the nationally recognized Rural Osteopathic Medical Education program he founded about 20 years ago at UNT Health Science Center. He’ll miss the students, whom he personally interviewed each year to gauge their aptitude for life as a rural physician. He’ll miss his staff Read More »

Aug 25, 2016

Dominique Pean and Family
Public health student, family call for change in mental health careBy Sally Crocker Ever since his older brother was shot in a hospital emergency room, Dominique Pean and his family have sought to dispel misconceptions about mental health and to highlight gaps in the health care system that fail patients and their families. Pean, a Master of Public Health student in UNTHSC’s School of Public Read More »

Aug 4, 2016

Erin Carlson in Uganda Lab
Cultural understanding impacts disease control and educationBy Sally Crocker In a war-torn country where poverty, starvation, and limited access to health care offers bleak prospects, there is still a certain formality in the way life is lived and customs are observed. That was the experience of Erin Carlson, DrPH, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, during a recent trip Read More »

May 31, 2016

Pharmacy professor helps make policies safeguarding health By Betsy Friauf   Annesha White, PhD, is passionate about improving health care and reducing its cost. She’s Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy in the UNT System College of Pharmacy. Her research focus is on reducing the medication errors that harm about 1.5 million Americans annually. Dr. White’s expertise and hard work in Read More »

May 12, 2016

Nicoleta Bugnariu
Physical therapy professor completes top leadership programBy Alex Branch Nicoleta Bugnariu, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, has become the first physical therapist to graduate from a respected national leadership program dedicated to women in academic medicine. Dr. Bugnariu, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, in April completed a one-year fellowship in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Read More »

May 5, 2016

Linda Cunningham and Daniel Martinez Barrera
Going blue for a causeBy Jan Jarvis   These days Linda Cunningham’s blue ‘do makes her look like a character straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. “I’ve asked people which character they think I am ­­– Thing 1 or Thing 2,” said Dr. Cunningham, Associate Professor of Medical Education at UNT Health Science Center. Cunningham’s motivation for dying Read More »

Mar 29, 2016

Michael Williams
Transforming a hospital in crisisBy Jeff Carlton   When Dr. Michael Williams took charge as CEO of Hill Country Memorial in 2008, the rural hospital in Fredericksburg faced systemic problems. It was losing money every year. Patient satisfaction was low. Employee morale had plummeted. And community members routinely were seeking better care in Austin, San Antonio and elsewhere. But Read More »

Mar 15, 2016

UNTHSC staff member’s contribution featured in museum exhibitBy Betsy Friauf   Library staff member Tammy Gomez has been making performance-art history for decades. Now she’s helping preserve Fort Worth’s history. Gomez is among 12 of the city’s influential Latinas whose oral histories have been preserved in a project you can see and hear in March at the Fort Worth Museum of Science Read More »

Feb 29, 2016

Jonathan Silk
What makes Jonathan Silk tick?By Jeff Carlton For Jonathan Silk, the Battle of Al Kut truly began when his truck crashed in the midst of a firefight near a bridge spanning the Tigris River in that eastern Iraqi city. A scout platoon leader in the U.S. Army, Silk had just escaped his damaged truck when a rocket propelled grenade Read More »

Feb 25, 2016