School of Health Professions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some steps to remember to prevent falls in nasty weather

  Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD Older people are more likely to fall because of balance and gait issues. But rain- and ice-slick surfaces can throw anyone, of any age. Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at UNT Health Science Center, offers this advice to stay upright: Remember that an invisible sheet of... Read more »

Nov 22, 2013

Michael Connors elected president of the Texas Physical Therapy Association

Michael Connors, PT, DPT, OCS, is the new president-elect of the Texas Physical Therapy Association. He will begin his three-year term as president in 2014. The mission of the Texas Physical Therapy Association is to optimize the health and well-being of people in Texas by advancing physical therapist practice. "I am humbled to serve my... Read more »

Nov 1, 2013