COVID-19

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Dr. Diana Cervantes named among Fort Worth’s ‘most influential’ for public health service during the pandemicBy Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes has spent the last year keeping people informed and updated on all things coronavirus, and now she’s being recognized as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s “400 Most Influential People” for helping protect the community’s health during the pandemic. Dr. Cervantes is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Master Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

HSC Student And Campus Police Officer Standing
HSC’s community leadership continues with vaccination effortBy Sarah Hopkins   When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HSC sprang into action by offering tangible solutions to Tarrant County’s urgent health care needs.   HSC swiftly opened the first COVID-19 testing location in all of Tarrant County for frontline responders. It didn’t stop there — HSC team members also opened several testing and vaccination sites, staffed a COVID-19 information line, performed contact tracing, distributed food to families in need, donated masks, manufactured solutions essential Read More »

May 18, 2021

Group of masked students walking together
The comeback from COVID beginsBy Sally Crocker Ambiguity and adaptation may be the way of life in 2021 as COVID restrictions roll back across communities, says Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at the HSC School of Public Health. “Clearly, the comeback will be phased in waves,” Dr. Walters said. “It won’t be as easy as flipping on a switch, Read More »

May 6, 2021

Stop Six Vaccination Clinic. Hsc Students Help Register Patients To Get The Vaccine.
HSC students help register people for COVID-19 vaccines in hard-to-reach communitiesBy Diane Smith-Pinckney   HSC student Megan Dole has a mission to help residents in hard-to-reach communities get protected against COVID-19. “The more people who get vaccinated the better,” said Dole, a first-year medical student at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM). “It’s so exciting to see this rolling out and being a part of Read More »

Apr 12, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location at the Saginaw Recreation CenterBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, April 6 at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd. Tarrant County will allocate the vaccine doses and contact people to make appointments to receive the vaccine at the recreation center operated by the City of Saginaw. The site will be open Monday Read More »

Apr 5, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location in Stop Six NeighborhoodBy Alex Branch   The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, March 23 in Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood with an initial goal of administering 1,000 shots in the first week. The vaccine site opened Tuesday at Brighter Outlook Inc., 4910 Dunbar St., a facility operated by Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. The location is by Read More »

Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Diana Cervantes
Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answeredBy Sally Crocker More people are getting their COVID-19 vaccinations as more doses are being shipped to communities across the U.S. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are already well underway, and a third option, from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, has now received FDA emergency authorization and is making its way to vaccine hubs around the Read More »

Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Matt Richardson at Denton County’s Texas Motor Speedway COVID vaccine site. (Denton Record-Chronicle/ Jeff Woo)
HSC alumnus leads Denton County Public Health’s nationally-praised vaccine efforts in the charge against COVID-19By Sally Crocker Denton County Public Health has grabbed national headlines lately as being one of the most successful COVID-19 vaccination hubs in the U.S. Led by HSC graduate Matt Richardson, DrPH, MPH, FACHE, the department’s service area covers more than 900,000 North Texas residents, although people have come from other states, as far away as Pennsylvania, to get their vaccines. Dr. Richardson completed Read More »

Feb 28, 2021

Students in the photo from left to right: Crystal Cassimere, Rupali Gautam, Dexter Nwachukwu, Daeija Lewis and Sabri Zooper talk about their experience as a student during COVID.
TCOM students balance study, family and service during global pandemicBy Diane Smith-Pinckney and Sally Crocker It’s been more than a year since U.S. communities first heard the term COVID-19. After months of masks, social distancing and creation of vaccines, what began as a medical mystery continues as a global war against a virus. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals serve on the frontlines – caring for the sick and consoling those who lost family members. At the Texas Read More »

Feb 24, 2021

Cheruku, Sreekanth Unthsc Fc
Dallas physician finds special relevancy in MPH training during the pandemicBy Sally Crocker The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a definite toll on healthcare providers. Months of working long hours under endless challenges to protect patients and comfort their families while looking after their own health and the health of their loved ones at home has not been easy. HSC alumnus Sreekanth R. Cheruku, MD, an Read More »

Feb 8, 2021