COVID-19

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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

Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha
Texas CEAL Consortium works to debunk COVID-19 misinformationThe University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is participating in a virtual town hall titled: “United to Debunk Misinformation in Our Communities; A Town Hall on COVID-19.” The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform on Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (CST). Register for the webinar here. The Hon. Shelia Jackson-Lee, U.S. Rep. from Harris County, is the Read More »

Jan 13, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine
What you should know about the COVID vaccine rolloutBy Sally Crocker Almost one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stands poised and hopeful for a safe return to everyday life. New vaccines are rolling out across the country to speed solutions to communities in Texas and other states, reaching front-line healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities and other priority groups first. Read More »

Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Laine Markham
HSC, Texas Wesleyan University collaborate to return athletes recovered from COVID-19 safely back to playing fieldBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Sixty Texas Wesleyan University athletes have completed athletic screenings through a new partnership with The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth. The project screens TXWES athletes who have had COVID-19 so they can return to sports. As of Dec. 3, four more athletes were in the process of being assessed and had tests pending. “We completed Read More »

Dec 11, 2020

Dr. John Gibson
He beat COVID-19, but can rural health care?By Steven Bartolotta It started on Sunday night, October 25. Dr. John Gibson, TCOM’s Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Education, had been battling typical fall allergies, but then he lost is sense of smell…then his taste. He knew something was wrong. Dr. Gibson tested positive for COVID-19 days later but, even worse, so did his entire household, which included Read More »

Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Melanie Lagomichos
HSC Experts: Flu vaccine is ‘essential component of prenatal care’By Kathryn Lytton and Diane Smith Traci Benson is matter-of-fact about protecting herself from the flu.  This year, there is added incentive – she is an expectant mother trying to protect her baby.  “It’s 100% important, especially with COVID happening right now,” said Benson, a referral management trainer whose due date is May 6.  Benson, who gets flu shot every year, got a vaccine earlier this fall. Health experts Read More »

Oct 26, 2020

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Start planning for a safe holiday season nowBy Sally Crocker  Fall and winter holidays will have a different feel during COVID-19 as families consider the safest ways to celebrate their usual traditions with friends, neighbors and loved ones. It’s still possible to enjoy the season during the pandemic, said HSC’s Dr. Diana Cervantes, by approaching your plans and festivities in creative, new ways.  “Even though our world is different right now, people still want to maintain Read More »

Oct 7, 2020

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Each patient’s story illuminates Tarrant County COVID data, strengthens contact tracingBy Sally Crocker HSC 2020 graduate Julia Aiken was finishing the last semester of her MPH in Public Health Practice when COVID-19 arrived. By May, she had finished her degree and was helping Tarrant County Public Health’s (TCPH) with contact tracing efforts to track and help stop community spread of the virus.   Aiken volunteered extra hours above her temporary work schedule, eventually joining TCPH full time this summer as an Epidemiology Specialist managing a data intake Read More »

Sep 28, 2020

HSC Students
TCOM, PA students comply with COVID social distance rules while fine tuning their skills via the HSC Simulation CenterBy Diane Smith HSC Fort Worth has taken virtual learning to new levels during COVID-19.  Consider, for example, medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine who must master ultrasound technology to better identify the diseases that ail patients.   At TCOM, students gain these skills while also learning to teach their peers. Earlier this year, about 20 to 30 students worked to become teaching assistants in the ultrasound training program directed by John O. Gibson, MD; FAAFP, Read More »

Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha
HSC to lead state effort to raise awareness about COVID-19 in underserved communitiesBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will administer the Texas portion of a $12 million National Institutes of Health award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.  The award to RTI International, a nonprofit research institution, will support teams Read More »

Sep 17, 2020