Education

EMPATHY STUDENTS FC
Emphasizing emotional intelligence in medical educationBy 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

QuibenMyla portrait FC
A national award of excellence for physical therapistBy 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

TABS FC
Hands-on learning for high school studentsBy 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

R Garcia FC
Conference to focus on health disparities in cancerBy 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

International FC
Globe-hopping grad studentsBy Alex Branch   A young dentist in Gandhinagar, India, packed some belongings, bid his family farewell and prepared for the first airplane flight of his life. Rushil Acharya wasn’t nervous; he was excited about the 19-hour flight to the United States. He buckled into his seat and stared out the window as the jet Read More »

Apr 27, 2017

FWMSH-Building
Join HSC scientists for a night at the museumBy Alex Branch The Fort Worth Science and History Museum is great fun for children, but UNT Health Science Center is partnering with the museum on an entertaining social event for adults. Visitors 21 and older can enjoy wine or beer from a cash bar and interactive science learning from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Read More »

Mar 30, 2017

Yorio FC
A rare honor for a longtime leaderBy Jan Jarvis   Thomas Yorio, PhD, wears his lucky frog tie on days that matter – when UNT Health Science Center sought to establish various new schools, for example. He was wearing that tie March 7 when President Michael R. Williams announced that the UNT Board of Regents had bestowed the unique honor of Read More »

Mar 10, 2017

Foundation founded by Texas DO establishes TCOM scholarshipBy Alex Branch In the late 1930s, in a small Kansas town during the thick of the Dust Bowl, a young doctor of osteopathic medicine struggled to make his family medicine practice successful. With a wife and two young children to support, Earl Christian Kinzie, DO, looked around at the desolate conditions and knew his Read More »

Nov 29, 2016

Honored for outstanding PT researchBy Alex Branch Yasser Salem, PhD, PT, has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher Award by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, the second time in three years that a UNT Health Science Center professor has received the honor. Dr. Salem, Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, received the award at the Read More »

Nov 3, 2016

Careflight
CareFlite helicopter and crew to swoop in Nov. 4By Betsy Friauf   When a CareFlite helicopter lands at the Health Science Center on Friday, Nov. 4, it’s not an emergency but an informal training session. The chopper fly-in is an annual opportunity for students to get up close with airborne emergency transport. Every minute and a half, somewhere in the U.S. a med-evac Read More »

Nov 2, 2016