Editor’s Picks

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Harnessing human movement

By Alex Branch   Like an actress on a science fiction movie set, Karen Esser prepares for her role surrounded by laboratory technicians attaching small bulb-like fixtures to her black Spandex suit. Within minutes, 54 bulbs – known as reflective markers – cover her body. Esser is led to a treadmill in front of a... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

Teamwork that improves patient care

By Alex Branch   A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network will ensure that physicians receive the highest quality continuing education opportunities and enhance patient care and safety in Tarrant County. On June 1, the Health Science Center’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) began designing and managing continuing... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

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Better communication, better doctors

By Alli Haltom It had all the appearances of an improv class. Instructors were leading nearly 60 participants in role-playing exercises involving time travelers, smart phones and the challenges of telling a story of a harrowing event in just 18 seconds. But it was a curriculum demonstration – not an acting class – led by... Read more »

Jun 15, 2017

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GSBS students are transforming lives — and the world

By Betsy Friauf Since its first class graduated in 1994, these 2,250 alumni have: Blazed trails in research Educated thousands of students, from elementary schoolers to post-docs Made communities stronger and healthier, the world over A prime example is Hassan Azzazy, PhD, Professor of Chemistry at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He leads the... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017

Graduating students earn honors

Congratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017

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New champions for elderly patients

By Jan Jarvis   As a pharmacist, Michelle Cefaretti dispenses medications to elderly patients every day. But when she wanted to do more to help her older patients and their caregivers, she didn’t know where to start. The Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute changed that. As part of the program, the JPS Magnolia Health Clinic pharmacist... Read more »

Jun 12, 2017

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Hands-on learning for high school students

By Jan Jarvis   Ian Massey slipped on purple gloves and grasped a human lung without hesitation. “It feels kind a rubbery,” said Ian, 14. “You can push on it anywhere and it bounces back.” The anatomy lesson is one of the many reasons that students attending the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Summer Bridge... Read more »

Jun 7, 2017

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Conference to focus on health disparities in cancer

By Alex Branch National experts, local officials, community leaders, faculty and students will come together June 8-9 to discover ways to reduce cancer disparities at UNT Health Science Center’s 12th annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, hosted by the Texas Center for Health Disparities. The conference, “Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Cancer Health Disparities,” will focus on... Read more »

Jun 5, 2017

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Helping families find missing loved ones

By Jeff Carlton   On the night of Feb. 16, 1981, Francine Frost went grocery shopping in Tulsa, Okla., and was never seen again. Other than her car keys, found dangling from her car door in the grocery store parking lot of a Skaggs Alpha Beta, there was no trace of this 44-year-old nurse, wife... Read more »

Jun 1, 2017

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Incoming Medical Science students serve others first on Volunteer Day

By Alex Branch   More than 200 incoming students in the Medical Science program were introduced to the UNTHSC core value of Serving Others First by volunteering in the community May 25. The students sanded staircase railings and door frames at the Salvation Army in preparation for repainting the living areas of men and women... Read more »

May 31, 2017