School of Health Professions

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Meet therapy dogs and learn about animal-assisted therapyDr. Claire Peel (left) introduces her certified therapy dog,Luke, to UNTHSC employees during a campus event. Every Sunday, the cocker spaniel visits Fort Worth assisted-living communities to brighten the mood of depressed or lonely residents. Physician Assistant student Ana Maria Chaidez was stressing out. An exam was imminent, and her confidante and friend was absent. Read More »

Nov 18, 2014

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Combined efforts get patient back on her feetIf the natural stress and anxiety that comes with having a baby weren’t enough, Katy Kemp soon discovered she couldn’t move her right knee, requiring the use of a walker to get around. She was diagnosed with post-partum femoral neuropathy, a condition created by prolonged pressure on a nerve in the knee during delivery. But Read More »

Oct 29, 2014

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Research award highlights big weekend for Physical Therapy ProgramHowe Liu, MPT, PhD, was named Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher for 2014 during the Texas Physical Therapy Association in Galveston. Known for his expertise in research design and protocol, Dr. Liu was instrumental in initiating projects that resulted in several publications, including how a certain genetic disorder impacts physical function in children. He is currently Read More »

Oct 24, 2014

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PA Laura Mattingly earns national recognitionAssistant Professor Laura Mattingly, PA-C, was awarded the Physician Assistant Education Association’s 2014 “Rising Star,” a prestigious national award given to the PA who made outstanding contributions to Physician Assistant Studies education. Mattingly received the award at the association’s 2014 Annual Education Forum in Philadelphia. “I was surprised and excited,” Mattingly said. “I truly do Read More »

Oct 23, 2014

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Oct. 6-12 is National Physician Assistant WeekThey practice medicine in every specialty, in every setting. They diagnosis illnesses and prescribe medication.  And they increase access to quality medicine for patients everywhere. They are Physician Assistants, a versatile profession of medical providers trained at the UNT Health Science Center since 1997. To recognize their impact on health care, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Read More »

Oct 6, 2014

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Physician Assistant Studies program re-accreditedThe UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program earned Accreditation-Continued status through 2021 from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation-Continued status is granted to currently accredited programs compliant with the ARC-PA standards. Established in 1997, the UNTHSC PA program is next scheduled to undergo validation review in September 2021. Read More »

Sep 29, 2014

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Physical Therapy students help teach seniors to overcome fear of fallingWithin the same month, Winnie Raspberry lost her husband and was in a serious car accident. Now living alone, she was fearful of falling and not certain how to handle it. Then she learned about A Matter of Balance, an eight-week workshop in which Physical Therapy students from UNT Health Science Center teach seniors how Read More »

Sep 17, 2014

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High school students experience real-world learningHigh 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 DayThe 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 timeEvery 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