Texas Center for Health Disparities

The following people are on the team:; J.K.Vishwanatha; Harlan Jones; Riyaz Basha; Al Yurvati; Michael Smith; Bruce Bunnell; Stephen Mathew; Rance Berg; Thank you.; jk; Jamboor K. Vishwanatha; Ph.D.; Regents Professor and Vice President; Founding Director; Texas Center for Health Disparities; PI; National Research Mentoring Network; Texas CEAL Consortium
HSC receives $3.9 million grant to expand program that increases diversity among cancer researchersBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth will significantly expand a program that creates diversity in the medical and biomedical sciences fields thanks to a $3.9 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.   Cancer disproportionally affects certain races and ethnicities, creating a disparity in diagnosis and outcomes among Read More »

May 28, 2021

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD, Regents Professor and Founding Director for the HSC Texas Center for Health Disparities
Conference will spotlight outreach to minority communities and COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable populationsBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is working with the Texas Community Engagement Research Alliance (CEAL), the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) to host the 16th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities.  The event, titled “Community Approaches to Health Equity,” Read More »

May 19, 2021

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HSC launches campaign focused on overcoming health disparitiesBy Alex Branch Health disparities exist all around us. They exist for the woman working two jobs who delivers a preterm baby after complications caused by chronic stress. The Texas farmer whose high blood pressure goes undetected because he can’t drive two hours to the nearest doctor. The young boy suffering life-threatening asthma attacks and living with a parent who smokes. The family besieged by diabetes caused by a diet of corner store food and soda. These are all different people Read More »

May 5, 2021

Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha
Texas CEAL Consortium works to debunk COVID-19 misinformationThe University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is participating in a virtual town hall titled: “United to Debunk Misinformation in Our Communities; A Town Hall on COVID-19.” The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform on Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (CST). Register for the webinar here. The Hon. Shelia Jackson-Lee, U.S. Rep. from Harris County, is the Read More »

Jan 13, 2021

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Professorship focuses on health disparities faced by South AsiansBy Jan Jarvis As soon as he was settled in the United States after moving here from India, Naresh Vashisht arranged for his mother back home to join him. But the move brought heartbreak. Giving to UNTHSC UNTHSC relies on gifts from supporters, like you, to propel our students, programs, and research. Make a Gift Read More »

Aug 28, 2019

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Celebrating success in health disparities programBy Alex Branch Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, and Harlan Jones, PhD, recently visited Savannah State University to discuss a national research mentoring project. They got a big surprise. The Georgia university honored Dr. Vishwanatha, Dr. Jones and the UNT Health Science Center Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Fellowship Program for their impact on the school’s junior Read More »

Jul 23, 2018

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$10 million endowment strengthens research into health disparitiesBy Alex Branch A $10 million federal endowment will further elevate UNT Health Science Center as a national leader in research into health disparities that impact the lives of ethnic, racial, rural and economically-disadvantaged populations across the United States. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awarded the endowment to UNTHSC, one Read More »

Feb 28, 2018