School of Health Professions

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

FWMSH-Building

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

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

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

Dr. Salem

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

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

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

Nicoleta Bugnariu

Physical therapy professor completes top leadership program

By Alex Branch Nicoleta Bugnariu, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, has become the first physical therapist to graduate from a respected national leadership program dedicated to women in academic medicine. Dr. Bugnariu, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, in April completed a one-year fellowship in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic... Read more »

May 5, 2016

Metin Yavuz

The self-cooling shoe that could reduce amputations

By Alex Branch   A Health Science Center researcher is creating an innovative shoe that could help prevent dangerous foot ulcers in people with diabetes. Metin Yavuz, DEng, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, has developed a working prototype of a shoe fixed with an electronic cooling system. It’s designed to keep foot tissues from heating... Read more »

Dec 14, 2015

Hank Lemke

National honor for PA program’s founding director

By Alex Branch   Dr. Hank Lemke, founding director of UNT Health Science Center’s nationally recognized Physician Assistant Studies Program, has earned a national honor for achievements in PA education. Lemke, DHSc, PA-C, received the 2015 Master Faculty Award, an honor given annually by the Physician Assistant Education Association to one PA in the nation... Read more »

Nov 24, 2015