Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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The next generation of health care providersBy Alex Branch   A new generation of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists formally began their journey into the health care profession Friday at the UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of passage that encourages new students to fulfill a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy as future Read More »

Aug 27, 2018

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TCOM Class of 2019 board exam scores highest in nationBy Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2019 earned the highest score in the United States on a national board exam for future osteopathic doctors. The students’ mean test score of 592.93 was well above the national mean of 557.81 on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 Exam administered by the National Read More »

Aug 15, 2018

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Higher purposeBy Jeff Carlton   Frank Newton, 55, an Army veteran with faded military tattoos to prove it, says he knows that living on the streets is unsafe and unhealthy. That’s why the former backhoe operator from outside San Antonio recently found his way to St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth, lining up with other Read More »

Jul 25, 2018

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To honor son’s memory, physician strives to make UNTHSC a better placeBy Alex Branch John Mills, DO, has led by example all his life. As a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, he flew reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines, accumulating 832 combat hours. As a physician, he practiced medicine in West Texas because he saw the scarce medical resources available to people there. As a Read More »

Jul 2, 2018

Cruz Ramos has prosthetic finger for baseball
Pitch-perfect prostheticsBy Alex Branch   An escalator accident severed Cruz Ramos’ index finger when he was a child, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a talented baseball player. He discovered in youth league that by adjusting his grip and putting spin on the ball, he could make most of the same throws as his teammates. Read More »

Jun 7, 2018

Andras Lacko, PhD researches HDL Drug Delivery
Partnership explores using HDL as a tool for delivering drugsBy Jan Jarvis   UNT Health Science Center has joined with the international biopharmaceutical company Cerenis Therapeutics to develop HDL-based drug delivery systems for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The joint strategic partnership called the “HDL Drug Delivery Initiative” will leverage the expertise of the research team led by Andras Lacko, PhD, Professor of Physiology Read More »

May 29, 2018

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CERENIS Therapeutics and University of North Texas Health Science Center announce a strategic initiative to develop new HDL-based pharmaceutical productsCERENIS Therapeutics (FR0012616852 – CEREN – PEA PME eligible),an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of HDL-based innovative therapies for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases,as well as new HDL-based vectors for targeted drug delivery in the field of oncology and HDL platform technologies, announced the signing of a strategic partnership with the Read More »

May 29, 2018

Sagar Shah awarded prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship
Medical student awarded prestigious Howard Hughes fellowshipBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center medical student Sagar Shah has been awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship. Shah, who recently completed his second year at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is one of just 66 medical, dental and veterinary students selected nationwide to receive support for Read More »

May 23, 2018

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Students win first place in emergency medicine simulation competitionBy Sarah Jane Grisham A group of UNT Health Center medical students have won first place in a statewide medical emergency simulation contest. The UNTHSC’s Student Initiative in Medical Simulation (SIMS) interest group competed in the “Sim Wars” contest held recently in Houston. In Sim Wars, groups of five students each are given a scenario Read More »

May 7, 2018

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Prestigious honor for UNTHSC physicianBy Alex Branch A UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor who oversees the university’s correctional medicine program was awarded the prestigious W. Kenneth Riland Memorial Lecture by the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. John Mills, DO, MPH, delivered the lecture “Ethical Issues in Correctional Health Care” and was presented the award at the Read More »

May 1, 2018