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Dr Walters Life Saving Medicine
Lifesaving measure for opioid overdose available to the public without prescriptionBy Sally Crocker When the U.S. Surgeon General published a recent health advisory– the first such alert in the last decade – asking for the public’s assistance in tackling the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, Dr. Scott Walters from the UNTHSC School of Public Health made plans to do his part. For patients facing the risk Read More »

Sep 19, 2018

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For medical students, a sideline view of treating football injuriesBy Alex Branch   University of North Texas quarterback Mason Fine faked a handoff and threw a perfect 60-yard touchdown pass to a streaking receiver, and the Mean Green sideline erupted. Players leaped off the bench, coaches pumped their fists and the cheerleaders hugged. Everyone instantly reacted except Michael Shaffer, DO, and Chelsea Horn, then Read More »

Sep 18, 2018

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PT on leading edge of Parkinson’s careBy Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center professor is preparing physical students to provide innovative care that can improve the quality of life for the nearly 1 million Americans expected to have Parkinson’s disease by 2020. Howe Liu, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program. It Read More »

Sep 17, 2018

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A prestigious glaucoma prize, again, for UNTHSC eye researchersBy Jan Jarvis   In 1998, a team of researchers that included Abe Clark, PhD, won worldwide recognition for its discovery of the first gene that causes glaucoma. Two decades later, the same team has found a possible treatment for this blinding eye disease. “We’ve gone from discovering the first glaucoma gene to finding a Read More »

Sep 13, 2018

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UNT System honors scientist who conducts drug studiesBy Jan Jarvis   One drug treats hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Another treats complicated intra-abdominal infections. And a third treats skin infections. These are among the many drugs that Jerry Simecka, PhD, has evaluated as part of the discovery process since establishing the Pre-Clinical Services group at UNT Health Science Center a decade ago. The successful Read More »

Sep 12, 2018

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Fort Worth leaders praise new Early Learning Center at UNTHSCBy Alex Branch   Community leaders are hailing the opening of the Miles Foundation Early Learning Center, a partnership between UNT Health Science Center and Lena Pope, as a major step for high-quality, early childhood development in Fort Worth. Mayor Betsy Price, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, State Sen. Konni Burton and Fort Worth City Read More »

Sep 11, 2018

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Understanding why and when young people drink alcoholBy Sally Crocker Two UNT Health Science Center researchers plan to get inside the minds of teens and young adults to learn what influences them to drink and when they are most apt to use alcohol. Melissa A. Lewis, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems, is leading the study, along with Dana M. Litt, PhD, Read More »

Sep 10, 2018

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Taking home a top pharmacy prize for empathyBy Jan Jarvis   When UNT System College of Pharmacy student of Ellias Hismeh sat down to counsel an older patient taking an opioid and an anti-depressant he faced a daunting task. The woman refused to talk to him. “She was just stone-faced the whole time,” he said. “I tried to ask open-ended questions but Read More »

Sep 7, 2018

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National honors for a UNTHSC residentBy Alex Branch   Matthew Barker, DO, a fourth-year resident at UNT Health Science Center, was named the 2018 Outstanding Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Resident of the Year by two national osteopathic medical organizations. The American Academy of Osteopathy and the American Osteopathic Foundation will honor Dr. Barker for his exemplary clinical practice, leadership and Read More »

Sep 5, 2018

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A heartfelt gift from father to sonBy Alex Branch   Each of the six stethoscopes that William Thomas Jr., DO, has sponsored for first-year medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine are special to him. But a stethoscope he funded this year has extra meaning to the 1982 TCOM graduate. His son, Andrew Thomas, was a recipient of the Read More »

Sep 4, 2018