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New Logo Hsc Install On February 16th On Ead Building.
Inaugural Garth N. Graham Distinguished Lectureship Award spotlights trailblazers who are advancing health equityBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is joining the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI), and YouTube in celebrating the first recipient of the Garth N. Graham Distinguished Lectureship Award. The inaugural award honors Garth N. Graham, M.D., M.P.H., Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health at YouTube. Read More »

Sep 16, 2021

TCOM Team
TCOM’s longstanding partnership with Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth nears milestoneBy Steven Bartolotta Nancy Eder, RN, and Darry Meyer, DO were doing yard work and having a simple conversation between neighbors when an idea to help children turned into the beginning of a community partnership.  “Darry Meyer was my next-door neighbor at the time, and he was a student at TCOM,” said Eder. “One Saturday morning I shared with him that, we Read More »

Sep 9, 2021

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TCOM’s ‘Car Doc’ is working around the clock to help COVID patientsBy Steven Bartolotta There are tireless workers, and then there is Martin McElya, DO. The 1995 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) graduate and his north Dallas Neighborhood Medical Center practice have been a beacon of hope as they took swift action and came up with a way to safely test and treat patients during the Read More »

Aug 31, 2021

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TCOM student organizations help with back-to-school fair for Fort Worth communityBy Steven Bartolotta A trio of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student organizations partnered with the Brighter Outlook Community Center and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church to help host a back-to-school fair for students of all ages.  TCOM’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Refugee Health Initiative (RHI) and Latino Medical School Association (LMSA) provided free physicals for students. The groups Read More »

Aug 25, 2021

Asthma 411
Asthma 411 works to help children breathe easierBy Katie Shanklin From school and work absences to school funding, asthma affects much more than just an individual’s ability to breathe. Asthma affects 5.1 million children in the United States. According to the Cook Children’s Community Needs Assessment, 19% of children ages 5-14 in the area have been diagnosed with asthma at some time Read More »

Aug 23, 2021

Texas trio and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, ZZ TOP, will be the featured artist for the 2021 Legends Concert Series – the signature fundraising event for The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). 
ZZ TOP to headline 2021 Legends Concert event to benefit HSCBy Alex Branch Texas trio and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, ZZ TOP, will be the featured artist for the 2021 Legends Concert Series – the signature fundraising event for The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). The benefit, presented by JPMorgan Chase, will happen on October 4th at Dickies Arena. The show will go on Read More »

Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Scott Walters
New smartphone app provides real-time alcohol recovery support to homeless adultsBy Sally Crocker A new smartphone application is helping residents of a Dallas homeless shelter combat problem drinking through an innovative program that uses machine learning to predict the feelings, triggers and situations that can lead to alcohol misuse. Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Read More »

Aug 11, 2021

Dorota Stankowska and her husband Rafal Fudala love to garden together.
Have you checked your social wellness? HSC experts say it’s key to a healthier life.By Diane Smith-Pinckney Making sure a loved one is healthy often involves checking temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate.  Now, experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) want families and friends to add social wellness to that list.  Taking care of one’s social wellness is a growing focus nationwide Read More »

Jul 29, 2021

Titus Regional Medical Center Droneshot
HSC partnership with rural Texas hospital boosts health literacy and cultural humilityBy Alex Branch As Titus County grew into a COVID-19 hot spot last summer, Terry Scoggin realized the rural hospital he leads needed to make some big changes.   The east Texas county is 40 percent Hispanic — many drawn there by jobs in the manufacturing and food processing industry — but Titus Regional Medical Center lacked the Read More »

Jul 28, 2021

New Logo Hsc Install On February 16th On Ead Building.
HSC to sponsor Chair for Teaching Excellence in Secondary Science award by the Fort Worth Independent School DistrictBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is working with the Fort Worth Independent School District to reward outstanding educators by sponsoring the Chair for Teaching Excellence in Secondary Science.   Sponsorships from community partners and local businesses salute great teachers while also giving them an honorarium. An awards luncheon is also held for teachers selected as outstanding educators.   “Preparing today’s children to become the doctors, Read More »

Jul 22, 2021