Community

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

Campus Closed

Health Science Center to close Monday for MLK holiday

The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. However, all UNT Health clinics and offices will remain open during normal business hours. The Gibson D. Lewis Library will have modified hours on Monday, as well as during the preceding weekend. The Founders’... Read more »

Jan 14, 2016

Diagnosis turns scientist into counselor and comforter

By Jan Jarvis For seven days, Rebecca Cunningham lay in bed, radioactive and isolated. “No one could get within six feet of me,” said Cunningham, PhD, who was undergoing radiation therapy for thyroid cancer. “I watched Netflix, slept and sucked on sour candy.” The isolation was hard. Even harder was the restrictive low iodine diet... Read more »

Jan 6, 2016

Campus Closed

Health Science Center to close for winter break

UNT Health Science Center will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Jan. 1, for the winter holiday. All classes and administrative offices will be closed during this time. Normal operations will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 a.m. All clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 24,... Read more »

Dec 21, 2015

Chandler Sparks and Family

A special way of giving back

By Betsy Friauf This holiday season, an abandoned newborn boy has a loving home because medical student Chandler Sparks, 24, and his wife, Emily, feel called to serve humankind. They are the foster parents of a baby born this fall whose mother left him at the hospital. He went into foster care immediately, and his... Read more »

Dec 18, 2015