Editor’s Picks

Abby Winstead helps others in Haiti

Student’s passion runs deep for a healthier Haiti

By Sally Crocker Public health student Abby Winstead made her first trip to Haiti on a ministry mission seven years ago, and when she graduates from UNT Health Science Center this spring, she will take on a full time position there to continue serving families in need. Winstead will manage maternal and child health programming... Read more »

Feb 14, 2018

A family legacy of innovation

By Alex Branch   Virginia Morris Kincaid’s family has a legacy of innovation. Her father, Arthur J. Morris, saw too many working citizens struggle to acquire bank loans. In 1910, he established the Morris Plan Banks, which introduced nationally the concept of “installment credit” for consumers based off character references and proof of earnings. Mrs.... Read more »

Feb 13, 2018

From a family’s heartbreak comes hard patient safety lessons

By Jan Jarvis   For a brief moment, 13-year-old Quinn Kott seemed to bounce back from whatever was racking his body, causing nausea, garbled speech and loss of consciousness. He had spent more than two hours slumped in a wheelchair at Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in Fredericksburg, Texas, where the staff was inattentive... Read more »

Feb 12, 2018

Three UNTHSC projects recognized with “Health Care Hero” award

By Jan Jarvis   For most of this fall, Abe Clark, PhD, spent his mornings at Fort Worth elementary schools, screening preschoolers for eye diseases that could damage their vision. His dedication to the community-based vision screening project caught the eye of the Fort Worth Business Press, which named Dr. Clark as a 2018 Health... Read more »

Feb 8, 2018

Patient Safety Summit shares innovations inspired by tragedies

By Jan Jarvis Lessons learned from tragedy – both in the skies and on the ground – will be addressed during UNT Health Science Center’s third annual Patient Safety Summit starting Thursday at the Fort Worth Club. During the third annual summit on the “Ethical Imperative of Highly Reliable and Safe Patient Care,” participants will... Read more »

Feb 7, 2018

A bloody mystery of Bonnie and Clyde

By Jeff Carlton She wore eyeglasses — the kind one wears to see better, not dark ones for glare or disguise. They were silver rimmed, and fell from her shot-torn face as her limp form was lowered from the car onto a funeral truck. The glasses were thickly splotched with blood, the blood of a killer’s girl... Read more »

Feb 5, 2018

Clearing the smoke from Fort Worth

By Alex Branch Fort Worth soon will be officially smoke free. On March 12, the city’s updated smoking ordinance prohibiting smoking in bars and bingo parlors will take effect, bringing Fort Worth in line with every other major Texas city. “Fort Worth has made great strides in health and wellness, with many of our initiatives... Read more »

Jan 31, 2018

A doctorate in music and medicine

By Jan Jarvis   Through a partnership with UNT Health Science Center, the University of North Texas in Denton is now offering the world’s first music doctoral degree in performing arts health. The new concentration will focus on hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists, said Sajid Surve, DO, Associate... Read more »

Jan 29, 2018

46 UNTHSC physicians named to Top Docs lists

By Jan Jarvis   Forty-six UNT Health Science Center physicians have been recognized as Top Doctors, as selected by their peers for listings in Texas Monthly, Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West. Three UNTHSC physicians from Geriatrics have been recognized as Super Doctors by Texas Monthly. In addition, two physicians from Family Medicine were named... Read more »

Jan 18, 2018

Turning the kitchen into a classroom

By Jan Jarvis   As someone who enjoys a good meal, Molly Chang was eager to sample the different dishes that are cooked each week in the Culinary Medicine course. “I love trying out recipes and eating new foods, so cooking with friends and getting a free meal is right up my alley,” she said.... Read more »

Jan 17, 2018