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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 careBy 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 TexasBy 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 causeBy 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 turningBy 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 5KBy 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 exhibitBy 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

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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