Community

On the road again

By Jan Jarvis   After being sidelined since May, the Pediatric Mobile Clinic is on the road again providing health care to uninsured children in Tarrant County. The specially equipped Pediatric Mobile Clinic was parked in its usual spot near the UNT Health Science Center campus when it was struck overnight by another vehicle May... Read more »

Sep 1, 2016

Perrone scholarship to honor Fort Worth pharmacist

By Alex Branch   Before Paul Perrone landed a glider plane on Normandy beach during World War II, he vowed that, if he survived, he would spend the rest of his life helping others. The young man from South Texas kept his promise. He survived D-day and become a successful pharmacist who impacted the lives... Read more »

Aug 11, 2016

Drug take-back box serves the public with increased capacity

By Betsy Friauf   One of the many ways UNT Health Science Center helps create a healthier community is the drug take-back box in the lobby of the Police Department at 3600 Mattison Ave. Everyone can drop leftover and expired over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs in the box for safe and secure disposal. The Police... Read more »

Aug 9, 2016

Jacob Fripp with Drip Irrigation bucket

Conference offers inspiration and strategy for community gardeners

By Betsy Friauf   In Texas, a traditionally agricultural state, food insecurity is a threat to 17 percent of the population. Even thriving cities, including Fort Worth, are riddled with food deserts. But a dedicated group is working to solve this. Its members range from policy experts to urban farming leaders to everyday gardeners. A... Read more »

Aug 2, 2016

Evening with a Legend featuring Chicago

An Evening with a Legend featuring Chicago

An Evening with a Legend, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event, will feature Chicago, whose jazz-infused rock sound has excited audiences for decades and forged new paths in popular music. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 15 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. Tickets go on sale... Read more »

Jul 18, 2016

UNTHSC Student teaching middle schools students in lab

Middle school students learn how to launch a health career

By Betsy Friauf   Call it Career Day on steroids. Students from Fort Worth public middle schools are spending part of their summer touring workplaces and universities all over the county to see various careers, on the ground in real time. They’re at the UNT Health Science Center this week. Over five days packed with... Read more »

Jul 14, 2016

Jacob Fripp with Drip Irrigation bucket

Conference aims to help community gardeners

By Betsy Friauf   You might not know it from this spring’s North Texas deluges, but water is a big issue. Globally, according to the World Bank and World Health Organization, a billion people lack enough water for basic needs. Most of Texas is momentarily drought-free. But frequent record rainfall events drop too much water in... Read more »

Jul 5, 2016

Campus Closed

Health Science Center to close July 4 for Independence Day observance

  The UNT Health Science Center, all clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians, and the Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, for the Independence Day holiday. The Lewis Library will have abbreviated hours on July 1, 2, 3 and 4. Have a happy and healthy Independence Day!

Jun 29, 2016

Students in SIM lab at Camp Cardiac

Hands-on lessons in health care

By Jan Jarvis   After breaking a few teeth and struggling to get the tongue out of the way, Pritul Sarker, 15, successfully intubated his first patient. “It’s in the esophagus – oh, oh, oh!” the Canterbury Episcopal School student said. “I got it, I got it! I gotta get this on Snapchat.” Fortunately the... Read more »

Jun 21, 2016

Campus Closed

UNTHSC closed on Memorial Day

  The UNT Health Science Center will be closed Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday. All clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians also will be closed in observance of the holiday. Regular clinic hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31. The Fitness Center will be closed May 30. The Lewis Library will have... Read more »

May 26, 2016