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

Sandy Bauman

Accolades for helping our community breathe cleaner air

By Betsy Friauf The Health Science Center supports cleaner air with several initiatives, including helping employees get to and from work with as little air pollution as possible. These efforts were honored recently with the Outstanding Partner Involvement Award from Air North Texas, the regional clean-air campaign through the North Central Texas Council of Governments.... Read more »

Dec 17, 2015

Valubility Celebration

A Valubility-style pep rally

UNT Health Science Center threw itself a party Thursday that included a DJ, balloons and a team of employees tearing through a homemade sign. It was a fitting culmination of a year-long effort to highlight, recognize and honor members of the Health Science Center team who represent the institution at its best. Hundreds of students... Read more »

Dec 3, 2015

Campus Closed

Health Science Center to close for the Thanksgiving holidays

The UNT Health Science Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. Administrative offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. All clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians also will be closed Nov. 26-27 in observance of the holiday. Regular clinic hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. The... Read more »

Nov 23, 2015

Video: Collaborating with Fort Worth

UNT Health Science Center and Fort Worth have a long history of innovation together. First, we turned a bowling alley into classrooms for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Then we turned that medical school into a Health Science Center with five schools in one place. Today, the Fort Worth community helps our brightest scientists... Read more »

Nov 23, 2015