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HSC’s community leadership continues with vaccination effortBy Sarah Hopkins   When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HSC sprang into action by offering tangible solutions to Tarrant County’s urgent health care needs.   HSC swiftly opened the first COVID-19 testing location in all of Tarrant County for frontline responders. It didn’t stop there — HSC team members also opened several testing and vaccination sites, staffed a COVID-19 information line, performed contact tracing, distributed food to families in need, donated masks, manufactured solutions essential Read More »

May 18, 2021

HSC students volunteer to conduct student eye screenings. (left to right) second-year student pharmacists, Meredith Kenerley, Kelli Mosley and TCOM first-year student, Salma Omar
NTERI and HSC students continue critical eye screenings during pandemicBy Krista Roberts  The North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) is making an impact in the community through free vision screenings and educational outreach. Through a collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), NTERI performs state-mandated eye screenings for students under age six and with special needs, helping identify vision disorders at a critical stage of their learning. “We know Read More »

May 13, 2021

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HSC launches campaign focused on overcoming health disparitiesBy Alex Branch Health disparities exist all around us. They exist for the woman working two jobs who delivers a preterm baby after complications caused by chronic stress. The Texas farmer whose high blood pressure goes undetected because he can’t drive two hours to the nearest doctor. The young boy suffering life-threatening asthma attacks and living with a parent who smokes. The family besieged by diabetes caused by a diet of corner store food and soda. These are all different people Read More »

May 5, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location at the Saginaw Recreation CenterBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, April 6 at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd. Tarrant County will allocate the vaccine doses and contact people to make appointments to receive the vaccine at the recreation center operated by the City of Saginaw. The site will be open Monday Read More »

Apr 5, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location in Stop Six NeighborhoodBy Alex Branch   The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, March 23 in Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood with an initial goal of administering 1,000 shots in the first week. The vaccine site opened Tuesday at Brighter Outlook Inc., 4910 Dunbar St., a facility operated by Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. The location is by Read More »

Mar 24, 2021

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
HSC CEAL partnership registers residents for COVID-19 vaccines at YMCABy Diane Smith-Pinckney   Fort Worth social justice advocate Opal L. Lee has a COVID-19 public health message: “For Heaven’s sake, go get the vaccine.” The 94-year-old activist recently posted a flyer on Facebook with details about a vaccination registration event planned at the William M. McDonald YMCA in Southeast Fort Worth. The University of Read More »

Mar 12, 2021

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New funding to enhance Sparkyard’s ability to support Fort Worth startups and entrepreneurs  The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) received a $450,000 grant for Sparkyard, a collaborative platform that supports Fort Worth entrepreneurs and startups. Grant funds will significantly expand the initiative’s ability to connect new business owners to resources they need to launch and grow their companies. HSC will match the grant with an additional $112,500 in the project. The combined investment in Read More »

Mar 9, 2021

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HSC’s FitWorth and the Fort Worth Independent School District are promoting student well-being during 2021 Spring Wellness ChallengeBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Independent School District teamed up to build healthier and safer communities in 2021. HSC/FitWorth is working with the school district’s physical education department to introduce the Spring Wellness Challenge to an estimated 84,000 Fort Worth students. “Speaking for the FWISD Health & Physical Education Department, I will say that we are eager to work alongside HSC Fort Worth for our Read More »

Jan 27, 2021

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HSC receives Fort Worth Beautiful Award for 2020-2021The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC Fort Worth) is a recipient of the Fort Worth Beautiful Award for 2020-2021. “I am very proud of the work put in by our Grounds Team which consists of Riaz Dhanji, Raul Cano, and Ignacio Rodriguez,” said Seth Willmoth, Executive Director, Facilities Management Read More »

Jan 19, 2021

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Startups will be critical to Tarrant County’s economic recovery, study findsBy Alex Branch Startup businesses have a substantial impact on job creation in Tarrant County and could be a key to the recovery from the economic fallout of COVID-19, according to new research funded by The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth. New companies — defined as businesses zero to 1 year old — created 25,157 jobs in 2018 and more than 25,000 jobs in Tarrant County Read More »

Nov 17, 2020