Dr. Sid O'Bryant

Key study results from HSC’s Institute for Translational Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Findings from a recent study by the team at the Institute for Translational Research led by Dr. Sid O’Bryant at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth have been published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The article, “Characterization of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia among Community-Dwelling Mexican Americans and Non-Hispanic…
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HSC Institute for Translational Research awarded NIH grant to study retinal scanning research to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s

The Institute for Translational Research at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is the recipient of a five-year, $1.42 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the use of retinal imaging for screening early changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This…
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HSC Institute for Translational Research awarded $148.78 million grant from NIH to study biology of Alzheimer’s in ethnically diverse groups

The Institute for Translational Research at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is the recipient of a five-year grant of up to $148.78 million from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund one of the largest studies ever of Alzheimer’s disease…
Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD, FACP, CPE, FIDSA

HRSA awards $3 million grant to HSC

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth recently was awarded a $3 million grant to address the growing shortage of health care workers who care for people with HIV. The scope of the work — funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration over a five-year period — is sprawling…
David P. Siderovski

How worried should you be about brain-eating amoeba?

Recent reports of Iowa beaches closing this summer and three deaths from brain-eating amoeba in Texas in recent years (2019, 2020 and 2021) have brought into focus the lack of treatment for such infections. A researcher at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Biomedical Sciences is advocating for a…
Andrew Yockey, HSC Public Health

Special K in the clubs? Controlled substance ketamine makes its way into nightlife scenes

Ketamine, a veterinary anesthetic introduced in 1962 and FDA-approved under limited conditions for humans in 1970, has made its way into today’s nightclub and festival scenes. The drug has even been used in unauthorized circumstances by law enforcement for its mistakenly perceived calming effects during arrests. Often called various street names like K, special K,…
Dr. Allison

HELP app for people of color living with HIV and HCV set to launch 

In the face of soaring hepatitis C rates among people of color living with HIV, Dr. Wari Allison and her team set out to address the issue in a uniquely modern fashion. The vice president for health policy and director of the Center for Health Policy at The University of North Texas Health Science Center…
SBS Dr. Porunelloor and Stephen Mathew

HSC faculty receives U.S. patent for cancer-fighting therapy

When patients are diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer, the treatment course is typically surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy or a combination of these. Now, two researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are working toward a future where patients can be cured in a matter of days…
Dr. Matthew Rossheim, HSC alumnus

Dr. Matthew Rossheim: All roads lead back to HSC for one of the world’s leading experts on supersized alcopops

By Sally Crocker Last fall felt like a return home of sorts for Dr. Matthew Rossheim, who came on board as a tenured Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems in the HSC School of Public Health (SPH).   Dr. Rossheim is an HSC alumnus who previously taught for the SPH and served as Director…
Dr. Nolan Kline, School of Public Health

HSC researcher envisions new Public Health 4.0 to include racial and gender justice as necessary components for advancing health equity

By Sally Crocker   A new article published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), co-authored by HSC Assistant Professor Nolan Kline, PhD, describes how one community-based organization in Florida challenged structural racism and COVID-19 together by imagining the future of public health with a new approach to political engagement, research and a collaborative partnership between academics and…