Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sleep Apnea Research Brandy Roane
A more patient-friendly solution for sleep apnea

Masks worn by those with sleep apnea can leak at night and be so uncomfortable that they often drive users away from treatment. But a new system being developed by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and The University of Texas at Arlington could make it easier for the estimated 18 million people with sleep Read More »

Aug 17, 2015

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Study: Bacteria found on high-touch areas in health facilities

A germ that causes fever and nausea can be found at health care facilities on bed rails, computer keyboards and door handles, according to a collaborative project from UNT Health Science Center and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation. The study recommends more vigorous cleaning and infection control measures in health care facilities, and awareness Read More »

Aug 12, 2015

Amol Patel FC
Medical student wins national research award

Late in his college years, Amol Patel made a course correction. Long fascinated by biomedical engineering, he realized his true path was face-to-face interaction with people to help them stay healthy. Now he’s a third-year medical student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a plan to combine research and medical practice. “As a Read More »

Aug 7, 2015

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Overcoming obstacles

Medical student Melissa Montoya has a special empathy for unusually challenged patients. Born with only one hand, she has surmounted many challenges with the support of innovative approaches created by faculty in UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In utero, Montoya’s umbilical cord was so tightly wrapped around her left wrist that Read More »

Jun 19, 2015

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An anniversary of service

When Cesar Ramirez came down with a case of strep throat, his mother grappled with the decision of where to seek medical treatment. Cesar, 13, is among the 75,000 Tarrant County children whose families don’t have medical insurance. His school nurse told his mother, Maria Rodriguez, that she should take her ailing son to UNTHSC’s Read More »

Jun 18, 2015

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Donation ensures homeless people receive free health checks

A $5,000 donation by UNT Health Science Center Foundation will help more homeless people at the Presbyterian Night Shelter receive free health screenings. The money, raised through the UNTHSC Internal Giving Campaign, will support health checks performed regularly by Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students at Tarrant County’s largest emergency shelter. Homeless people have high rates of Read More »

Jun 10, 2015

Roy Martin Founders Medal FC
Founders Medal honors a life of listening, teaching and leading

Founders’ Medal The highest honor given by the UNT Health Science Center First presented in 1978 Honors deserving individuals in recognition of significant contributions to health care and/or osteopathic medical education Named for the founders of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine: D.D. Beyer, DO Carl E. Everett, DO George Luibel, DO Roy Martin listened Read More »

Jun 2, 2015

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Making the ultimate gift to medicine

With gentle care, Billie Stambulic opened the photo album and set it before first-year medical student Mary Rosegrant. On the pages were scenes from her daughter Patricia Williams’ 59 years of life— as a toddler with her brother and five sisters, a high school graduate in cap and gown, a proud mother after the birth Read More »

May 18, 2015

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A big difference for a little girl

Three months is a long wait for a skin doctor if you’re a preschooler with bleeding eczema, asthma, acid reflux and 33 allergies. And out-of-pocket is a lot to pay if you’re the single mother who discovers your insurance is no longer accepted. These were a few of the challenges facing Gina Esparza and her Read More »

May 15, 2015

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In search of a good night’s sleep

William Wigton suffered from recurrent headaches and had trouble breathing. His primary care physician recommended he undergo a sleep study to find out if obstructive sleep apnea was the culprit. Wigton chose the UNT Health Science Center Sleep Center for his care. Nestled at the edge of the UNTHSC campus, the Sleep Center, among a Read More »

Apr 23, 2015