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Terry Leever, Mark Holton, and Randall Barnes
We’ve come a long wayBy Jan Jarvis  As a young medical student attending Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in the 1970s, Mark Holton faced the challenges of developing the knowledge and skills to one day care for pediatric patients.  But there was more to his journey as an osteopathic medical student. He also faced the stigma of being seen as “less than” in the eyes of his allopathic peers. Things changed in four short years.   “By the time Read More »

Aug 27, 2020

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Coming home to change health careBy Alex Branch Jeff Beeson, DO, grew up with UNT Health Science Center. As a kid, he watched Fourth of July fireworks with his father Don, the school’s long-time police chief, from a rooftop when it was just a medical school. He set up street cones to mark the route of the Cowtown Marathon, founded Read More »

Aug 7, 2019

Jennifer Fix, PharmD helps in Hepatitis C Clinic
Hepatitis C clinic shows future of pharmacyBy:Jan Jarvis   The medications cost close to $100,000, but they cure hepatitis C in 12 weeks or less. And yet, some patients leave this costly prescription unused in their medicine cabinet. A phone call from pharmacist Jennifer Fix, PharmD, can turn things around and get patients on a path towards a cure for this Read More »

Jun 6, 2018

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Experts predict intense year for the fluWhen Ebola was diagnosed in Dallas, it set off a tidal wave of fear that left health officials scrambling to stave off a communitywide crisis. It ended with three confirmed cases, including one death. A less exotic, but no less serious, health risk is now upon us. The flu season has barely started, and already Read More »

Dec 17, 2014

Fort Worth, UNTHSC team up on West Nile virus prevention  Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price The City of Fort Worth and UNT Health Science Center have renewed their mosquito-surveillance partnership, part of a unique effort blending hard science with community outreach to prevent the spread of West Nile virus. Graduate students and a scientist from UNTHSC trap and collect mosquitos Read More »

Jun 4, 2014