School of Health Professions

Bugnariu with patient INSIDER
Helping amputees live more mobile livesAfter diabetes took part of her left leg, Jackie Smith, 66, worried whether she would ever regain her mobility with a prosthetic foot that felt stiff and awkward. But her experience wearing a more technologically advanced prosthesis under the eye of Nicoleta Bugnariu, PhD, PT, has the Arlington amputee imagining an independent future. “I can Read More »

Dec 11, 2014

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Health care with a human touchBorn with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Sasha is nonverbal and non-ambulatory, requiring a wheelchair. She takes her meals by feeding tube. Her parents, Pete and Michele, make sure she has good quality of life. They take her out of the house frequently for a change of surroundings. Sasha, now 30, has been invited to and Read More »

Dec 10, 2014

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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

Howe PT Award
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

Mattingly Laura WEB
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