School of Health Professions

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Harnessing human movement

By Alex Branch   Like an actress on a science fiction movie set, Karen Esser prepares for her role surrounded by laboratory technicians attaching small bulb-like fixtures to her black Spandex suit. Within minutes, 54 bulbs – known as reflective markers – cover her body. Esser is led to a treadmill in front of a... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

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Graduating students earn honors

Congratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017

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PT students get unique training from international rotations

By Alex Branch   The small, one-room clinic in Malawi was usually already full with two dozen mothers and their children when Beverly Owoyele arrived each morning. To determine what kind of physical therapy each child required, the third-year physical therapy student at UNT Health Science Center often relied on interpreters and the patients’ own... Read more »

May 11, 2017

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Three students honored for Ricco Ethics Awards

By Alex Branch Three first-year students were honored for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards presentation. Elijah Hor from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joyce Chuen from the School of Health Professions and Heily Pham from the College of Pharmacy each received $1,000 awards funded through an endowed gift... Read more »

May 3, 2017

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Join HSC scientists for a night at the museum

By Alex Branch The Fort Worth Science and History Museum is great fun for children, but UNT Health Science Center is partnering with the museum on an entertaining social event for adults. Visitors 21 and older can enjoy wine or beer from a cash bar and interactive science learning from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.... Read more »

Mar 30, 2017

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Honored for a commitment to coaching

By Jeff Carlton Haylie Miller, PhD, has always enjoyed a productive and beneficial relationship with her supervisor, Nicoleta Bugnariu, Interim Dean of the School of Health Professions. That’s why Dr. Miller, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, admits she initially was skeptical of the Office of People Development’s efforts to implement a formalized coaching process for... Read more »

Mar 9, 2017

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Terminally ill runner finishes Cowtown with help from UNTHSC students

By Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center students who volunteered at the Cowtown Marathon won’t soon forget one remarkable runner who needed their help crossing the finish line. Her name is Suzanne Stone, 62, and she was diagnosed 27 months ago with glioblastoma, an aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer that already has led... Read more »

Mar 6, 2017

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Honored for service to physical therapy

By Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center physical therapy professors received the highest service awards at the national meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, was presented the Leadership in Service Award by the association’s Aquatic Section. The award recognizes a physical... Read more »

Feb 28, 2017

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Training school brings international scientists to UNTHSC

By Alex Branch   Researchers, clinicians and students from around the world convened at the UNT Health Science Center to learn about sensorimotor function in children and receive hands-on training in the university’s Human Movement Performance Laboratory. The Health Science Center hosted the training school for the International Society for Posture and Gait Research, which... Read more »

Jan 5, 2017

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Advancing the practice of physical therapy

By Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center faculty and students will have a prominent role this week at the annual meeting of the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA). Eleven faculty members and 10 students will make presentations or display research posters at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The conference, which is held in a... Read more »

Oct 26, 2016