School of Health Professions

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‘Circle of life’ reunites UNTHSC physician assistant 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

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International trip an empathetic experience for PT studentsBy Alex Branch   Treating impoverished people in Costa Rica gave UNT Health Science Center physical therapy students real-life lessons in compassion and the diverse needs of others. Nine first- and second-year students helped treat and provide health education to men, women and children suffering from orthopedic problems, seizures, high blood pressure and more. The Read More »

Jun 20, 2019

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PT students dominate volleyball, soccer and softball at state OlympicsBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center physical therapy students brought home the gold medal in three sports from the Texas PT Olympics. Our PT students finished 1stin sand volleyball, softball and soccer at the annual event held at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. The students also placed 3rd in women’s basketball Read More »

Apr 26, 2019

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Students and residents present research prowess in RAD poster displaysBy Jan Jarvis The CT scan of a 22-pound mass in the abdomen of a young woman was hard to miss in a room spilling over with research posters. To illustrate just how large the mass was, third-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Julie Bunyard pulled out a tape measure and showed that the Read More »

Apr 3, 2019

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PA program ranked No. 33 nationally by U.S. News and World ReportBy Alex Branch    The UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Studies Program was rated 33rd in the country by the U.S. News and World Report 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools.  The magazine ranked 169 schools, placing the UNTHSC Physician Assistant (PA) program in the top 20 percent of all PA programs that received Read More »

Mar 12, 2019

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PA students win Challenge Bowl — againBy Alex Branch   Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program once have again proved that UNT Health Science Center truly does recruit the best and the brightest. UNTHSC PA students won the statewide Challenge Bowl competition at the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Houston. Students Andrew Lee, Abby Read More »

Feb 26, 2019

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10-year accreditation is extraordinary success for Physical Therapy departmentBy Alex Branch   A big year for the Department of Physical Therapy culminated with the program earning national accreditation through 2028. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education has deemed the program to be in compliance with the intent of all standards and requirement elements. Learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy. “We Read More »

Jan 17, 2019

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UNTHSC appoints new dean of School of Health ProfessionsBy Alex Branch J. Glenn Forister, PhD, PA-C, believes in the value of high-performing teams, and that’s what he sees at UNT Health Science Center. The institution’s One University concept, values-based culture and focus on extraordinary teamwork are concepts that led Dr. Forister to accept the position of Dean of the UNTHSC School of Health Read More »

Jan 7, 2019