Education

Three UNTHSC projects recognized with “Health Care Hero” award

By Jan Jarvis   For most of this fall, Abe Clark, PhD, spent his mornings at Fort Worth elementary schools, screening preschoolers for eye diseases that could damage their vision. His dedication to the community-based vision screening project caught the eye of the Fort Worth Business Press, which named Dr. Clark as a 2018 Health... Read more »

Feb 8, 2018

Turning the kitchen into a classroom

By Jan Jarvis   As someone who enjoys a good meal, Molly Chang was eager to sample the different dishes that are cooked each week in the Culinary Medicine course. “I love trying out recipes and eating new foods, so cooking with friends and getting a free meal is right up my alley,” she said.... Read more »

Jan 17, 2018

Advancing modern physical therapy for children in China

By Alex Branch   Two UNT Health Science Center physical therapists spent a week in China advancing the practice of modernized physical therapy in the country where many techniques remain underused. Howe Liu, MPT, PhD, and Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, demonstrated treatment on adults and children with cerebral palsy between the ages of 3 months... Read more »

Nov 6, 2017

A health fair that makes a lasting difference

Stop Six Community Health Fair Nov. 4, 2017 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eugene McCray Community Center 4932 Wilbarger St. By Alex Branch About 50 UNT Health Science Center students will hold a community health event Saturday, Nov. 4 in the medically underserved neighborhood of Stop Six in Fort Worth. Free health and eye screenings,... Read more »

Nov 1, 2017

Biochemist honored by American Chemical Society

By Jan Jarvis   Laszlo Prokai, PhD, DSc, is the winner of the Wilfred T. Doherty Award, which recognizes significant achievements in research, teaching, and service. The award is given annually by the American Chemical Society and honors a chemist or chemical engineer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It is named for Wilfred T. (Doc) Doherty,... Read more »

Oct 26, 2017

A milestone for new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building

By Alex Branch University and community leaders marked a major milestone in the construction of the new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building, with an event celebrating the 5-story building reaching its final height. UNT Health Science Center President Michael R. Williams, new UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe, state Rep. Charlie Geren, employees and students were... Read more »

Oct 12, 2017

Emphasizing emotional intelligence in medical education

By Alex Branch   An interprofessional team at UNT Health Science Center has developed an innovative curriculum that emphasizes development of students’ emotional intelligence, a model that has drawn interest from organizations devoted to medical education. Emotional intelligence and empathy are critical abilities for health care providers but research shows that those skills may decline... Read more »

Oct 4, 2017

A national award of excellence for physical therapist

By Alex Branch Myla Quiben, PT, DPT, PhD, prepares her physical therapy students to be health care providers of the future by simulating real-world clinical situations at UNT Health Science Center. Her simulations stress the significance of interprofessional communication – the ability to clearly and crisply share information with health care professionals from other disciplines.... Read more »

Jul 24, 2017

Hands-on learning for high school students

By Jan Jarvis   Ian Massey slipped on purple gloves and grasped a human lung without hesitation. “It feels kind a rubbery,” said Ian, 14. “You can push on it anywhere and it bounces back.” The anatomy lesson is one of the many reasons that students attending the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Summer Bridge... Read more »

Jun 7, 2017

Conference to focus on health disparities in cancer

By Alex Branch National experts, local officials, community leaders, faculty and students will come together June 8-9 to discover ways to reduce cancer disparities at UNT Health Science Center’s 12th annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, hosted by the Texas Center for Health Disparities. The conference, “Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Cancer Health Disparities,” will focus on... Read more »

Jun 5, 2017