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

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