School of Health Professions

Ashley Twining Fc
HSC alumna left family to work at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreakBy Jan Jarvis Ashley Twining’s first assignment as a physician assistant working in the epicenter of the pandemic was unnerving. “I was there to take the place of another PA who passed away from COVID-19 only one week earlier,” she said. That grim reality did not stop the 2012 UNT Health Science Center graduate from Read More »

May 18, 2020

Sean Jamieson Fc
Former baseball player gears up for new career as HSC physician assistant graduateBy Diane Smith Sean Jamieson has long practiced a strategy that helped him during a critical time – keeping good grades. Jamieson followed baseball aspirations from his native Canada to New York to Nevada. When he was steps away from the major leagues, a shoulder injury stole his dream. Balancing strong academics with sports helped Read More »

May 12, 2020

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Dr. Claire Peel leaves HSC with a legacy of innovative leadershipBy Jan Jarvis To some, Dr. Claire Peel is best known for bringing her therapy dog Luke to campus and introducing The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth to the therapeutic benefits of pets. But to many, she is nationally recognized as a talented researcher and educator. Since joining HSC in Read More »

May 12, 2020

Covid Testing Fc
HSC student volunteers heed the call to serve at COVID-19 testing siteBy Diane Smith Kristina Fraser sees COVID-19 as an enemy that spreads sickness while creating a new reality – one filled with fear and isolation. She’s fighting back. Fraser, a medical student at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, is part of a team of student and faculty volunteers helping Read More »

Apr 15, 2020

Teresa Wagner Fc
Wagner named Distinguished Alumna by TCUBy Jan Jarvis Teresa Wagner hoped to thank the many people who helped her throughout her life in person during a luncheon honoring her as the recipient of the Texas Christian University Distinguished Alumni award. But Covid-19 changed her plans. “I would love to list everyone here as I had intended to do at the Read More »

Apr 1, 2020

Unt Dallas Virtual Clinic Fc
Virtual medicine: UNT Health Science Center opens clinic at UNT DallasBy Diane Smith A physician assistant and doctor in Fort Worth are treating student patients in Dallas through a new virtual medicine program at UNT Health Science Center. As part of the program, sick students at UNT Dallas can schedule appointments and be examined by a physician assistant or a doctor in Fort Worth. Physician Read More »

Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Claire Peel Animal Assisted Dog Therapy Training.
Students learn to use animals to improve patient outcomesBy Diane Smith Cokeita’s wavy hair spilled on the ground at the feet of several physical therapy students – she had no idea her tresses were a source of inspiration. The students pondered a class assignment: How could they incorporate a relaxed Old English Sheepdog into physical exercises aimed at helping an injured construction worker Read More »

Feb 11, 2020

Alan Stucky Unt Health Science Center Fc
‘Anyone can save a life’By Alex Branch Alan Stucky carries Naloxone everywhere. The UNT System Vice Chancellor and General Counsel always is prepared to administer the opioid reversal drug, also known by its brand name Narcan, should he encounter someone suffering an opioid overdose. He does this in loving memory of his son, Holden. On Sept. 25, 2017, Holden Read More »

Jan 23, 2020

Legit Health Literacy Unt Health Science Center Fc
Helping teens judge the legitimacy of health information onlineBy Jan Jarvis Ryleigh Hajek turned to the Internet when she woke up one morning with severe back pain. But the 18-year-old didn’t rely on random websites or blogs to diagnose her symptoms. She knew better. “I only reviewed legitimate websites, and they all pointed to an ovarian cyst,” she said. “It turned out that’s Read More »

Dec 19, 2019

Military Match Harrell Commission Unt Health Science Center Fc
Military match a dream come true for TCOM coupleBy Steven Bartolotta When Kelly Harrell was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in February 2018, it was the start of a fairly-tale journey. Kelly was commissioned into the Air Force by her fiancé, Blake Harrell. Two days later, the pair of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students were married. The couple met during Kelly’s Read More »

Dec 17, 2019