School of Health Professions

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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

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Virtual medicine: UNT Health Science Center opens clinic at UNT DallasBy Diane Smith A physician assistant and doctor in Fort Worth are treating student patients in Dallas through a new virtual medicine program at UNT Health Science Center. As part of the program, sick students at UNT Dallas can schedule appointments and be examined by a physician assistant or a doctor in Fort Worth. Physician Read More »

Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Claire Peel Animal Assisted Dog Therapy Training.
Students learn to use animals to improve patient outcomesBy Diane Smith Cokeita’s wavy hair spilled on the ground at the feet of several physical therapy students – she had no idea her tresses were a source of inspiration. The students pondered a class assignment: How could they incorporate a relaxed Old English Sheepdog into physical exercises aimed at helping an injured construction worker Read More »

Feb 11, 2020

Alan Stucky Unt Health Science Center Fc
‘Anyone can save a life’By Alex Branch Alan Stucky carries Naloxone everywhere. The UNT System Vice Chancellor and General Counsel always is prepared to administer the opioid reversal drug, also known by its brand name Narcan, should he encounter someone suffering an opioid overdose. He does this in loving memory of his son, Holden. On Sept. 25, 2017, Holden Read More »

Jan 23, 2020

Legit Health Literacy Unt Health Science Center Fc
Helping teens judge the legitimacy of health information onlineBy Jan Jarvis Ryleigh Hajek turned to the Internet when she woke up one morning with severe back pain. But the 18-year-old didn’t rely on random websites or blogs to diagnose her symptoms. She knew better. “I only reviewed legitimate websites, and they all pointed to an ovarian cyst,” she said. “It turned out that’s Read More »

Dec 19, 2019

Military Match Harrell Commission Unt Health Science Center Fc
Military match a dream come true for TCOM coupleBy Steven Bartolotta When Kelly Harrell was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in February 2018, it was the start of a fairly-tale journey. Kelly was commissioned into the Air Force by her fiancé, Blake Harrell. Two days later, the pair of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students were married. The couple met during Kelly’s Read More »

Dec 17, 2019

Charles Okpoko Unt Health Science Center Physical Therapy Student Fc
Powerlifter competes on world stage as he eyes a future in physical therapyBy Diane Smith Charles Okpoko’s 2020 goals are taking him to England where he hopes to earn a Champion of Champions title in powerlifting – a sport that has him hoisting hundreds of pounds for fun. Okpoko juggles life, training and his studies as a first-year physical therapy student at the UNT Health Science Center. Read More »

Dec 5, 2019

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‘Circle of life’ reunites PA student with her delivery doctorBy Diane Smith  Lindsey Graff was delivered into the world 24 years ago after her mother experienced a high-risk pregnancy that included strict bedrest.  Marco Uribe, MD, an obstetrician in Austin, made sure Lindsey Graff’s birth was successful.  “He was determined to ensure Lindsey would make it into the world,” said Tracey Graff, Lindsey’s mother.  Read More »

Nov 12, 2019

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Wagner sees progress in her drive to promote health literacyBy Jan Jarvis As a registered dietician, Teresa Wagner, DrPH, RD/LD, was frustrated by how often adults failed to follow instructions regarding their health. “It never occurred to me that there were barriers that made it hard for them to understand,” said Dr. Wagner, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions. A decade later, Read More »

Oct 28, 2019

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The evolution of the physician assistantBy Alex Branch  To understand why physician assistant is one of the hottest jobs, meet Victoria Florez.  She fielded four job offers before she even graduated last year from the UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program.  Each offer was from a different specialty. Did she want to work in plastic surgery, wound Read More »

Sep 26, 2019