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TCOM, PA students comply with COVID social distance rules while fine tuning their skills via the HSC Simulation CenterBy Diane Smith HSC Fort Worth has taken virtual learning to new levels during COVID-19.  Consider, for example, medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine who must master ultrasound technology to better identify the diseases that ail patients.   At TCOM, students gain these skills while also learning to teach their peers. Earlier this year, about 20 to 30 students worked to become teaching assistants in the ultrasound training program directed by John O. Gibson, MD; FAAFP, Read More »

Sep 22, 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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HSC prioritizes microcredentials to enhance students’ career readinessBy Betsy Friauf At The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), student career readiness is enhanced in myriad ways. One of the latest is microcredentialing. Microcredentials are competency-based, specialized certifications attesting that a student has mastered specific skills for a certain activity or procedure. Microcredentials are crucial and have been Read More »

Jul 15, 2020

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to HSC students, faculty: ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’By Diane Smith Students and faculty volunteers from The University of North Texas Health Center at Fort Worth were recognized by Mayor Betsy Price for establishing the first community-based COVID-19 testing site in the city. “To all of you, you need to reach back and give yourself a pat on the back,” Price said during Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

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HSC Professor to chair a national group on the impact of COVID-19By Jan Jarvis Dr. Yasser Salem, Professor of Physical Therapy, has been appointed to chair a national group that will focus on identifying the impact of COVID-19 on children with disability, their families and professionals working with them. He will lead a work group created by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Read More »

Jun 8, 2020

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HSC alumna left family to work at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreakBy Jan Jarvis Ashley Twining’s first assignment as a physician assistant working in the epicenter of the pandemic was unnerving. “I was there to take the place of another PA who passed away from COVID-19 only one week earlier,” she said. That grim reality did not stop the 2012 UNT Health Science Center graduate from Read More »

May 18, 2020

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Former baseball player gears up for new career as HSC physician assistant graduateBy Diane Smith Sean Jamieson has long practiced a strategy that helped him during a critical time – keeping good grades. Jamieson followed baseball aspirations from his native Canada to New York to Nevada. When he was steps away from the major leagues, a shoulder injury stole his dream. Balancing strong academics with sports helped Read More »

May 12, 2020

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Dr. Claire Peel leaves HSC with a legacy of innovative leadershipBy Jan Jarvis To some, Dr. Claire Peel is best known for bringing her therapy dog Luke to campus and introducing The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth to the therapeutic benefits of pets. But to many, she is nationally recognized as a talented researcher and educator. Since joining HSC in Read More »

May 12, 2020

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HSC student volunteers heed the call to serve at COVID-19 testing siteBy Diane Smith Kristina Fraser sees COVID-19 as an enemy that spreads sickness while creating a new reality – one filled with fear and isolation. She’s fighting back. Fraser, a medical student at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, is part of a team of student and faculty volunteers helping Read More »

Apr 15, 2020

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Wagner named Distinguished Alumna by TCUBy Jan Jarvis Teresa Wagner hoped to thank the many people who helped her throughout her life in person during a luncheon honoring her as the recipient of the Texas Christian University Distinguished Alumni award. But Covid-19 changed her plans. “I would love to list everyone here as I had intended to do at the Read More »

Apr 1, 2020