School of Health Professions

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High school students experience real-world learning

High school students experience real-world learning Freshman high school students from the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences earned white coats recently in a ceremony culminating their week-long learning experience on the UNT Health Science Center campus. TABS students can earn dual credit as they prepare for higher education in the health sciences. The program is Read More »

Jul 17, 2014

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UNT Health Science Center to close for Independence Day

The UNT Health Science Center and all UNT Health clinics will be closed on Friday for the Independence Day holiday. Fitness Center also will be closed on Friday. The Lewis Library will have abbreviated hours on Thursday and Friday. Have a happy, safe and healthy Independence Day.

Jun 25, 2014

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Eliminating diabetic foot ulcers, one step at a time

Every footstep is a risk for diabetics like Rudolph Blancarte. Because diabetes can cause people to lose sensation in their feet, they often don’t feel pain from a developing wound. Something as innocuous as a pebble in their shoe can lead to a serious infection. "The first time it happened, my foot swelled like a Read More »

May 27, 2014

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RAD event celebrates UNTHSC research

More than 200 students, faculty and staff shared their scientific findings during the 22nd Annual Research Appreciation Day. Topics ranged from cardiac function in childhood cancer survivors to the health challenges of women who are homeless. The event attracted 500 attendees and highlighted the outstanding quality of research being conducted at UNT Health Science Center, Read More »

Mar 25, 2014

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UNTHSC provides help to seniors in facing the fear of falling

One day last summer, 74-year-old retiree Darold Klamt, surveying his handiwork in his well-kept yard, walked backward a few steps so he could take in the whole scene. “The next thing I knew, I was face-down in the grass,” said the Benbrook, Texas, grandfather of three. “I tripped over the garden hose, hit my face Read More »

Mar 24, 2014

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UNTHSC Dean elected to chair physical therapy accreditation commission

Claire Peel, Dean of UNT Health Science Center’s School of Health Professions, was elected the 2014 Chair of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE is the only accrediting agency for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs in the United States. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the commission has Read More »

Jan 8, 2014

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UNTHSC physician assistant makes A house calls for disabled adults

  Vic Holmes MPAS, PA-C Twice a month, Vic Holmes, MPAS, PA-C, gathers his medical examination instruments and makes the 20-mile drive from UNT Health Science Center to a two-acre camp for adults with disabilities in Mansfield. As goats, horses and a mule graze outside, Holmes spends four hours inside an examination area with camp Read More »

Dec 18, 2013

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UNTHSC program helps increase diversity in physical therapy field

  Joe Udofia, first-year physical therapy student A novel approach to improving diversity in the field of physical therapy is proving successful at the UNT Health Science Center. Allied Health Pathways, a collaboration between the Health Science Center, the University of North Texas and local community colleges, has already placed almost 50 African American and Read More »

Nov 27, 2013