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

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

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Vets and pets play key role during disaster responseBy 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

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NASA executive named sole finalist for UNT System chancellorThe 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

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Dig Deep: A Conference for GrowersBy: 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

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Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald to headline Legends eventBy Kerry Gunnels   The Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event, will feature rock ’n’ roll headliners Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald at its fifth anniversary presentation. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 7 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. The curtain will rise Read More »

Jul 10, 2017

Hands-on learning for high school studentsBy Jan Jarvis   Ian Massey slipped on purple gloves and grasped a human lung without hesitation. “It feels kind a rubbery,” said Ian, 14. “You can push on it anywhere and it bounces back.” The anatomy lesson is one of the many reasons that students attending the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Summer Bridge Read More »

Jun 7, 2017

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Helping families find missing loved onesBy Jeff Carlton   On the night of Feb. 16, 1981, Francine Frost went grocery shopping in Tulsa, Okla., and was never seen again. Other than her car keys, found dangling from her car door in the grocery store parking lot of a Skaggs Alpha Beta, there was no trace of this 44-year-old nurse, wife Read More »

Jun 1, 2017

Incoming Medical Science students serve others first on Volunteer DayBy Alex Branch   More than 200 incoming students in the Medical Science program were introduced to the UNTHSC core value of Serving Others First by volunteering in the community May 25. The students sanded staircase railings and door frames at the Salvation Army in preparation for repainting the living areas of men and women Read More »

May 31, 2017