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United Way of Tarrant County selects UNTHSC for community assessmentUnited Way of Tarrant County today announced the selection of the UNT Health Science Center to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment to uncover the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant County population. The results of the assessment, which will include in-depth, one-on-one interviews and focus groups with local Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

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Honoring a lawmaker who helps move UNTHSC forwardBy Jeff Carlton UNT Health Science Center has awarded Charlie Geren its Vision Award, UNTHSC’s highest recognition of service for the state representative’s decades-long support of the university’s growth and progress. “Time after time, Charlie Geren has stepped forward to help move our institution forward,” said Dr. Michael R. Williams, President of UNTHSC. “He has Read More »

Feb 27, 2018

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Cowtown co-founder looks at four decades of running successBy Jan Jarvis   The weather was in the 70s on that February evening in 1979 when some 1,000 runners picked up their packets for the first Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon. “An hour after the last packet was given out, a blue norther blew in and the streets were turned to white,” said Dr. Robert Read More »

Feb 22, 2018

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Family and friends keep a former runner in the Cowtown raceBy 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. Although Read More »

Feb 21, 2018

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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

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Clearing the smoke from Fort WorthBy 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

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

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A health fair that makes a lasting differenceStop 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

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UNTHSC hosting entrepreneurship crash courseBy 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

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Bringing better vision to Fort Worth childrenBy 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