School of Health Professions

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

Falls Prevention program UNTHSC

Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the way

Grandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the... Read more »

Sep 18, 2015

Robotic glove may help rehab stroke patients

Initial rehabilitation therapy for many stroke victims may focus on regaining the ability to walk. But when hands also are affected, therapy focused only on the legs can leave hand muscles contracted, a condition that can be difficult to overcome. A new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient’s hand may bring... Read more »

Aug 25, 2015