Research

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‘All I needed was a chance’

By Raul Vintimilla, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience   I had earned my medical degree and finished a three-year hospital residency in Cuenca, Ecuador when I decided to move my family to the United States. I had discovered during my training that clinical care was not my passion — research was. And the United States Read More »

Apr 11, 2018

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Energy and enthusiasm surround RAD celebration

By Jan Jarvis   Alissa Mirochnitchenko anticipated that her poster on survival sex, drug use and reproductive autonomy might get noticed by a few people at Research Appreciation Day. But the medical science student underestimated its appeal. “I feel like I’ve been talking all day,” she said. “I guess the title was really enticing to faculty, Read More »

Apr 9, 2018

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Research Appreciation Day

By Jan Jarvis   The first year Brina Snyder presented a poster for Research Appreciation Day she was nervous about what to expect. Three years and three RADs later, Snyder has learned a thing or two. “You have to practice,” she said, “The more you say it, the better you say it and the easier Read More »

Apr 4, 2018

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Information fair, panel discussion to highlight Autism Awareness Day

By Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center will celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Monday by hosting a comprehensive information fair for people impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Representatives from Fort Worth ISD, My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County, Autism Speaks, Easterseals North Texas and other agencies will help UNTHSC provide information Read More »

Mar 29, 2018

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Remarkable accomplishments for students in Physician Assistant program

By Alex Branch Completion of a master’s project manuscript is a rare achievement for students in Physician Assistant programs, and publishing those manuscripts is even rarer. However, in 2017-18, 10 manuscripts from the PA Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center have been accepted for publication in respected scientific journals. That is high praise for Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

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Creating a more diverse research community

By Jan Jarvis   Students from underrepresented backgrounds could soon be getting a big boost from a training program aimed at increasing diversity at UNT Health Science Center – and ultimately the biomedical workforce. A $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will fund stipends and tuition for students who are Read More »

Mar 6, 2018

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A family legacy of innovation

By Alex Branch   Virginia Morris Kincaid’s family has a legacy of innovation. Her father, Arthur J. Morris, saw too many working citizens struggle to acquire bank loans. In 1910, he established the Morris Plan Banks, which introduced nationally the concept of “installment credit” for consumers based off character references and proof of earnings. Mrs. Read More »

Feb 13, 2018

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Research aims to optimize brain’s defense mechanisms to combat TBI

By Jan Jarvis   A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen to anyone at any age, in any place and under all manner of circumstances. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience loss of cognitive and sensorimotor functions following TBI annually. Those who survive the initial injury often cope with enormous Read More »

Jan 4, 2018

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Teamwork that produces better research

By Jan Jarvis   A new agreement between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network is expected to open the door to new discoveries and give Tarrant County patients greater access to cutting-edge research and ultimately new treatments. This approach streamlines the process and makes it possible to take research from bench to bedside Read More »

Dec 6, 2017

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Taking aim at metastatic prostate cancer

By Jan Jarvis When prostate cancer spreads to the bone it can be challenging to treat and often results in pain, fractures and limited survival. But an approach that delivers chemotherapy directly to the cancerous bone lesions shows promise as a new treatment that reduces tumor size and relieves pain for men with advanced prostate Read More »

Dec 4, 2017