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Family and friends keep a former runner in the Cowtown race

By Jan Jarvis   It started with one of those memory notifications that pop up on Facebook. The photo was of Collin Hadley running the Cowtown Half Marathon in 2014, and it hit his wife Emily like a ton of bricks. “I would give anything to be able to see Collin run again,” she said.... Read more »

Feb 21, 2018

UNT Health Science Center and Lena Pope announce new partnership

  UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and Lena Pope have teamed up to expand access to high-quality early learning experiences for children and families in Fort Worth with a new on-campus child development center. Lena Pope’s new Early Learning Center will serve the children of UNTHSC staff and students, as well as families from the... Read more »

Feb 19, 2018

Clearing the smoke from Fort Worth

By Alex Branch Fort Worth soon will be officially smoke free. On March 12, the city’s updated smoking ordinance prohibiting smoking in bars and bingo parlors will take effect, bringing Fort Worth in line with every other major Texas city. “Fort Worth has made great strides in health and wellness, with many of our initiatives... Read more »

Jan 31, 2018

Health Science Center to close Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving

The UNT Health Science Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24. Administrative offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. All clinics staffed by UNT Health providers also will be closed Nov. 23-24 in observance of the holiday. Regular clinic hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.... Read more »

Nov 22, 2017

A health fair that makes a lasting difference

Stop Six Community Health Fair Nov. 4, 2017 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eugene McCray Community Center 4932 Wilbarger St. By Alex Branch About 50 UNT Health Science Center students will hold a community health event Saturday, Nov. 4 in the medically underserved neighborhood of Stop Six in Fort Worth. Free health and eye screenings,... Read more »

Nov 1, 2017

UNTHSC hosting entrepreneurship crash course

By Jan Jarvis   Startup Weekend Fort Worth Registration, which includes meals, is $99 for the weekend. UNTHSC students receive a $25 discount. But for $5 anyone can purchase a ticket for the grand finale when teams pitch their products. Those who think they’ve got the next Uber in their heads will get the chance... Read more »

Nov 1, 2017

Bringing better vision to Fort Worth children

By Jan Jarvis   One-by-one, the preschoolers inched into the darkened room, where they came face-to-face with what looked like a camera. “We’re going to take a picture of your eye,” said Ricardo Belmares, a PhD candidate at UNT Health Science Center. “Be still, be still. Beautiful.” In a matter of seconds, the preschoolers’ vision... Read more »

Oct 30, 2017

Vets and pets play key role during disaster response

By Alex Branch   Among the many lessons from Hurricane Katrina was that the bond between humans and animals cannot be ignored during disaster response. With no plan by emergency responders to account for household pets during rescues 12 years ago, many families refused to board helicopters, boats or buses without their beloved household pets.... Read more »

Aug 29, 2017

Lesa B. Roe

NASA executive named sole finalist for UNT System chancellor

The University of North Texas System Board of Regents has selected Lesa B. Roe, Acting Deputy Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as the sole finalist for the position of Chancellor. Ms. Roe’s selection was announced Thursday during the UNT System Board of Regents meeting at UNT Health Science Center in Fort... Read more »

Aug 17, 2017

Dig Deep: A Conference for Growers

By: Betsy Friauf   Howard Garrett, “The Dirt Doctor,” will bring his expertise in organic gardening to a July 22 conference sponsored by the Tarrant Area Food Bank for anyone interested in community gardening, home gardening or marketing what they grow. Dig Deep: A Conference for Growers Date: Saturday, July 22 Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.... Read more »

Jul 11, 2017