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Goldman Scholar

Goldman scholarship ‘means the world’ to driven student

By Jan Jarvis   Sarah Edwards has always ridden her bicycle everywhere – to high school classes and later college, to part-time jobs and everywhere else. She has no driver’s license and few options. “We’ve never really had a car,” Edwards said. “But that didn’t stop me because I’ve always been very self-driven.” That ambition... Read more »

Sep 20, 2017

Students transform seniors’ lives with art and music

By Cari Hyden   Mrs. Jones, a resident at Westmore Senior Living, wouldn’t leave her room and spent her days largely “staring at the walls.” But a class led by a UNTHSC student transformed her life and added a spark to the lives of many more Westmore Senior Living residents. Flora Park, a Medical Sciences... Read more »

Sep 14, 2017

Why I do what I do

By Nicoleta Bugnariu, PhD, PT I was 19 years old and fresh out of nursing school when I emigrated from Romania to Canada and took a job at a residential facility for seniors. One of the women I cared for was a retired nun named Rita. Months after I started, she suffered a major stroke.... Read more »

Aug 4, 2017

Globe-hopping grad students

By 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

Keeping Cowtown runners safe

By Alex Branch   The UNT Health Science Center medical team at the Cowtown Marathon will use a new digital tool to keep runners healthy and safe this weekend. Volunteers will use RaceSafe, an app that streamlines information sharing between runners and medical volunteers, when more than 26,000 people race, said Darrin D’Agostino, DO, Cowtown Medical... Read more »

Feb 24, 2017

Michael Williams

Transforming a hospital in crisis

By Jeff Carlton   When Dr. Michael Williams took charge as CEO of Hill Country Memorial in 2008, the rural hospital in Fredericksburg faced systemic problems. It was losing money every year. Patient satisfaction was low. Employee morale had plummeted. And community members routinely were seeking better care in Austin, San Antonio and elsewhere. But... Read more »

Mar 15, 2016

Jonathan Silk

What makes Jonathan Silk tick?

By Jeff Carlton For Jonathan Silk, the Battle of Al Kut truly began when his truck crashed in the midst of a firefight near a bridge spanning the Tigris River in that eastern Iraqi city. A scout platoon leader in the U.S. Army, Silk had just escaped his damaged truck when a rocket propelled grenade... Read more »

Feb 25, 2016