Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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(Un)solved mysteriesBy Alex Branch In June 2017, Shawn Neill, 42, got on his four-wheeler and rumbled toward the banks of the Ohio River near his Illinois home.   The only son of Rex and Judy Neill loved camping, fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He pitched a tent on the riverbank — and vanished.  Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers scoured the river. Read More »

Sep 21, 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

Veteran Student Mikel Bell
Call of dutyBy Diane Smith  Mikel Bell’s plan to become a doctor came while fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq where he gave medical support to U.S. Marines.  In 2007, Bell was a Navy corpsman embedded with a Marine unit fighting in Iraq, removing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and stopping people from making bombs. Later, he worked to rebuild the city of Ramadi.  “I wore their uniform. I trained Read More »

Jul 31, 2020

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‘This has been my home.’ Associate dean leaving HSC after nearly 38 years of special memories.By Diane Smith When Patricia Gwirtz, PhD, FACC, FAHA, retires from her post as Associate Dean of Education at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on June 30, she leaves the campus with bragging rights – she has taught physiology to every medical student since 1982. Dr. Gwirtz also taught every student in the physician Read More »

Jun 29, 2020

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TCOM announces the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards ScholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta To honor one of the pioneering families of its proud history, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards Scholarship. Dr. Dralves Edwards was the first black student to graduate from TCOM in 1980, and 34 years later his daughter, Dr. Jessica Edwards, Read More »

Jun 19, 2020

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Persistence helps HSC graduate student meet academic challenges as he prepares for medical school   By Diane Smith Alexander “Alex” Frangenberg’s dream of becoming a doctor started at age 4 when his little sister cracked her head open. After about four hours filled with fear and worries, two-year-old Chloe Frangenberg returned from emergency care with four staples on her head. The older brother remembers confusion, relief and a sense of Read More »

May 27, 2020

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Dr. Ray Page named recipient of 2020 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished ServiceBy Jan Jarvis As a medical oncologist, Dr. Ray Page has treated thousands of cancer patients in North Texas with care and compassion. As a researcher driven to develop new chemotherapy drugs, he has given hope to many others. As an educator, he has taught and mentored innumerable students and professionals at all levels of Read More »

May 22, 2020

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Clinical Research Management online master’s degree gives students more optionsBy Jan Jarvis The demand for well-trained clinical research professionals is so high that when students complete a master’s degree in Clinical Research Management at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, they are almost guaranteed a job. “There is a huge opportunity for trained professionals in this area,” said Stephen Read More »

May 8, 2020

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How to get a good night’s sleep, even in a time of stress and anxietyBy Jan Jarvis All those lost commuter hours are being put to good use during the pandemic as more people sleep in. “People are definitely getting more sleep because they don’t have to drive to work,” said Brandy M. Roane, PhD, DBSM, Associate Professor of Physiology and Anatomy and board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. “They’re Read More »

Apr 17, 2020

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Medical Science online master’s degree gives students more optionsBy Jan Jarvis Master of Science (MS) program in Medical Science Fall 2020 application now open The Medical Science master’s degree program is now available online to help students achieve their career goals in becoming healthcare providers. The online option is designed for students who want to improve their qualifications for applying to medical, dental, Read More »

Apr 16, 2020