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PA students maintain 100 percent pass rate on national examBy Alex Branch   For the fourth straight year, every graduate of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center passed the national certification exam on the first attempt – the second- longest streak among the eight programs in the state of Texas. Master of Physician Assistant Studies Learn more about admissions requirements, Read More »

Oct 16, 2018

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I use my PT training to help my communityBy Chelsea Barron, Student, Department of Physical Therapy   Movement is freedom: That’s a truth I have encountered many times in life. It was true when a back injury sidelined me from my high school soccer team and I watched in agony as my teammates competed without me. It was true when a woman in the Read More »

Oct 8, 2018

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PT on leading edge of Parkinson’s careBy Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center professor is preparing physical students to provide innovative care that can improve the quality of life for the nearly 1 million Americans expected to have Parkinson’s disease by 2020. Howe Liu, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program. It Read More »

Sep 17, 2018

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The next generation of health care providersBy Alex Branch   A new generation of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists formally began their journey into the health care profession Friday at the UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of passage that encourages new students to fulfill a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy as future Read More »

Aug 27, 2018

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PT professor among select few to complete fellowshipBy Alex Branch   Yasser Salem, PHD, PT, is among the first 100 physical therapists in the United States to complete the Education Leadership Institute of the American Physical Therapy Association. The yearlong fellowship is designed to “develop innovative and influential leaders in physical therapy education who can function within a changing politico-sociocultural environment.” The Read More »

Aug 2, 2018

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Commencement holds special meaning for Physical Therapy studentBy Jan Jarvis   Rosie Ruiz’s parents had a middle school education and an unstoppable drive to give their children a better life than the one they had growing up in Mexico. “My parents worked so hard in low-income jobs just to provide for us,” Ruiz said. “They’re the reason I have been so driven Read More »

May 17, 2018

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Innovative educator receives “40 under 40” awardBy Alex Branch   Brandy Schwarz, DPT, is an educator, mentor and innovator. The UNT Health Science Center Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy adopts all three roles as she prepares students to become health care providers of the future. The Fort Worth Business Press will honor Dr. Schwarz for her impact on students and in Read More »

Apr 10, 2018

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National education honors for physical therapy facultyBy Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center educators received national honors in education at the annual meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Myles Quiben, PhD, DPT, Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, earned the Distinguished Educator Award from the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Quiben was recognized for Read More »

Apr 2, 2018

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Remarkable accomplishments for students in Physician Assistant programBy 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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A ‘major league’ successBy Alex Branch A 2015 School of Health Professions graduate will help put injured Miami Marlins baseball players back on the playing field this summer. Steve Carlin PT, DPT, will treat players throughout the organization as the rehabilitation coordinator at the Marlins spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla. Carlin, 28, is tasked with post-operative and Read More »

Jan 9, 2018