Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

A partner on the physician career path

By Jan Jarvis   For five Saturdays, 35 students from economically disadvantaged high schools got a chance to see themselves as the physicians they hope to one day become. They sutured artificial skin, examined human hearts in the anatomy lab and experienced life as medical students. As participants in the Mentoring and Health Professions Exposure... Read more »

Mar 22, 2016

Students at Match Day 2016

A milestone moment

By Jan Jarvis Minutes before opening envelopes that would determine their fates, UNT Health Science Center medical students Christine Langner and her boyfriend Matthew Bartow struggled to stay calm. “If we stay along I-35 that would be great,” said Langner, as she waited to find out which residency program she matched with.  “Temple, Tulsa, San... Read more »

Mar 21, 2016

John Licciardone

Studies indicate OMT reduces low-back pain

  Researchers at UNT Health Science Center have found that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low-back pain. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and higher degrees of disability received the most substantial benefit from the treatments. The findings, published in The Journal of the American... Read more »

Mar 2, 2016

Isiah Lanphear

Back in the game

By Betsy Friauf   Isiah Lanphear’s wish list is pretty simple. Prosthetic expertise Dr. Dombroski’s team of experts welcomes anyone with a prosthetic need. To arrange an appointment, call 817-735-3627. The 7-year-old Wisconsin boy says he wants to play baseball, ride his bike and play hockey. But such activities aren’t so easy when you’re missing your right... Read more »

Jan 8, 2016

Mother and baby

Medical student works to reduce infant deaths

By Betsy Friauf Third-year medical student Kristen Slaymaker is working to change Tarrant County’s soaring infant mortality rate. Her research on unsafe sleeping conditions for babies is winning awards, and she is seeking ways to educate parents so they can keep their babies safer at night. “We found that it’s not unusual for mothers we... Read more »

Dec 15, 2015

Brandy Roane

Fighting the ‘freshman 15’

By Jan Jarvis   College students typically blame too much fast food for the famous freshman 15. But research from UNT Health Science Center suggests that weight gain in college has as much to do with when you go to bed as what you eat for dinner Fluctuating sleep patterns, a common condition of college... Read more »

Dec 9, 2015

Daniel Clearfield

Reducing the risks of concussions

By Alex Branch   More children will run onto soccer fields this spring with instructions not to head the ball – a change that a Health Science Center sports medicine physician calls a wise step toward reducing concussions. The United States Soccer Federation announced new safety guidelines last month that prohibit players age 10 and... Read more »

Dec 8, 2015

From dress blues to a white coat

By Alex Branch U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Zovath served his country for four years before he returned home to Houston and started his transition to civilian life. A veteran who served two tours in Iraq, he wanted a career with a sense of service. He found it while visiting a family friend who worked at... Read more »

Nov 11, 2015


Taking team-based care to kids

By Alex Branch The value of team-based health care is clear to Steven Sanchez inside the auditorium at Morningside Elementary School in Fort Worth. That’s where the 2nd-year UNT Health Science Center medical student provides free comprehensive health checks to children twice a month while teamed with student nurses, speech pathologists and oral hygienists from... Read more »

Oct 27, 2015


Students help patients face the reality of death

Hospice care for terminally ill patients isn’t easy duty. In addition to patients’ fear and families’ grief, health care professionals must get past a youth-centered cultural bias that denies the reality of death. Yet, dying patients and their families are often in acute need of understanding and support. To meet this need, students in the... Read more »

Sep 29, 2015