Patient Safety

New Institute for Patient Safety focused on making health care safer in Texas

By Jeff Carlton   A collaborative institute launching Tuesday at UNT Health Science Center will focus on patient safety problems and preventable medical errors, crises that contribute to 251,000 deaths annually in the United States. The Health Science Center’s new Institute for Patient Safety will take a lead role in professional and community education, research... Read more »

May 17, 2016

Linda Cunningham and Daniel Martinez Barrera

Going blue for a cause

By Jan Jarvis   These days Linda Cunningham’s blue ‘do makes her look like a character straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. “I’ve asked people which character they think I am ­­– Thing 1 or Thing 2,” said Dr. Cunningham, Associate Professor of Medical Education at UNT Health Science Center. Cunningham’s motivation for dying... Read more »

Mar 29, 2016

Pediatric Mobile Clinic staff with patient

Gifts keep Pediatric Mobile Clinic’s wheels turning

By Alex Branch   Obstacle after obstacle kept a 1-year-old Texas boy from getting regular health checkups. He lived with his grandmother, who neither speaks English nor drives a car. His family didn’t qualify for Medicaid, and his grandmother didn’t know where she could take him for wellness checks. The only time he received medical... Read more »

Mar 17, 2016

The last-place finishers of the Cowtown 5K

By Alex Branch This is the story of how the last-place finishers of the Cook Children’s 5K at Cowtown Marathon were actually the day’s biggest winners. Tekeshia Herring‘s 9-year-old son Judah was born with a condition that made his left arm shorter than his right one. He struggles to raise his arm above his head,... Read more »

Mar 11, 2016

UNTHSC staff member’s contribution featured in museum exhibit

By Betsy Friauf   Library staff member Tammy Gomez has been making performance-art history for decades. Now she’s helping preserve Fort Worth’s history. Gomez is among 12 of the city’s influential Latinas whose oral histories have been preserved in a project you can see and hear in March at the Fort Worth Museum of Science... Read more »

Feb 29, 2016

Jonathan Silk

What makes Jonathan Silk tick?

By Jeff Carlton For Jonathan Silk, the Battle of Al Kut truly began when his truck crashed in the midst of a firefight near a bridge spanning the Tigris River in that eastern Iraqi city. A scout platoon leader in the U.S. Army, Silk had just escaped his damaged truck when a rocket propelled grenade... Read more »

Feb 25, 2016

Helping kids cope with asthma emergencies at school  

By Betsy Friauf   A slam-dunk pilot project does more than win awards and put up great numbers. It makes a difference in people’s lives. That’s the case with “Asthma 411,” a collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Fort Worth Independent School District. Nationally, 9.3 percent of children have asthma. In sad contrast, by... Read more »

Feb 25, 2016

Seth Willmoth

Running for health

By Jan Jarvis   When Seth Willmoth started running in the summer of 2014 he weighed 340 pounds and could barely walk around the block. “It hurt like all get out,” he said. “But I just kept pushing through the pain.” Now 130 pounds lighter with thousands of miles under his belt, Willmoth, Assistant Director... Read more »

Feb 23, 2016

Students launch ‘unprecedented’ effort to teach CPR in Texas

By Alex Branch   Would you know how to react in a cardiac emergency? About 70 percent of Americans say they would feel helpless because they do not know how to perform CPR. UNT Health Science Center medical students are doing their part to change that in Texas. About 50 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine... Read more »

Feb 4, 2016

Innovation that’s worthy of recognition

By Alex Branch The announcement that UNT Health Science Center and Texas Christian University will create a new MD school together reflected the institutions’ shared vision of teamwork in education and caregiving that will benefit patients. This innovative project, so crucial to the future of health care in Fort Worth, is why both universities will... Read more »

Feb 2, 2016