Editor’s Picks

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Commemorating JuneteenthBy Diane Smith-Pinckney On June 19 1865, Major General Gordan Granger marched into Galveston with a critical message: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”  This was the opening sentence of General Order Number 3, which announced to Texans the end of the Civil War and Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

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HSC’s Project ECHO provides training and resources to underserved areasBy Steven Bartolotta A unique and innovative program called “Project ECHO” is allowing HSC experts to provide training, mentoring and support to physicians who practice specialty care in rural and underserved communities. The program, which started through part of the “WE HAIL” grant that HSC received in 2019, is an international and national forum for Read More »

Jun 4, 2021

School of Public Health Class of 2021 Graduate and SPH Leon Brachman Community Service Award, Joanna Li.
Nutrition, service and lessons of public health drive, motivate SPH honors graduate in her workBy Sally Crocker Working as a Public Health Nutritionist in the Greater New York area is a big job. School of Public Health (SPH) 2021 honors graduate Joanna Li understands the job well from experience, having spent three years traveling through different boroughs and neighborhoods to deliver nutrition counseling and services to women and children. Li worked through a program called WIC, short for the federally-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Read More »

Jun 1, 2021

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When pandemic hit, HSC and rural library joined forces to protect a communityBy Katie Shanklin From limited resources to lack of internet access, living in rural areas can be challenging. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, HSC and one rural North Texas community’s public library teamed up to help keep residents healthy. According to the CDC, about 46 million Americans live in rural areas, experiencing long-standing systemic health and social Read More »

May 28, 2021

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HSC receives $3.9 million grant to expand program that increases diversity among cancer researchersBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth will significantly expand a program that creates diversity in the medical and biomedical sciences fields thanks to a $3.9 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.   Cancer disproportionally affects certain races and ethnicities, creating a disparity in diagnosis and outcomes among Read More »

May 28, 2021

Second-year TCOM student Summer Beckworth
TCOM student earns once-in-a-lifetime chance to earn Masters of Space Studiesby Steven Bartolotta Summer Beckworth dreams of practicing osteopathic medicine among the stars.   The second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine soon will embark on an exclusive one-year program to earn a Masters of Space Studies (MSS) at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The yearlong program runs from September 2021 through May of 2022 and supports students who want to advance their careers Read More »

May 27, 2021

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HSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic surpasses 10,000 patient encountersBy Kathryn Lytton  Since 2014, HSC’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic has provided critical health care resources to underserved children in Fort Worth. Traveling to neighborhoods across the city, the mobile clinic offers wellness visits, school/sports physicals, immunizations, screenings and education at no cost to families. Without the services provided by the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, these children Read More »

May 21, 2021

Sydney Manning, HSC School of Public Health Honors Graduate, Class of 2021
Circle of life brings SPH honors grad to a new day, new opportunitiesBy Sally Crocker  The study of turkeys, fish, native wolves and other wildlife helped one of this year’s HSC commencement award winners find connections to the people side of public health and her future career path. Sydney Manning, Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology student at the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), was selected as Read More »

May 20, 2021

Recent HSC Class of 2021 grad, Dr. Samantha Watson
Pharmacy graduate overcomes difficult journey to fulfill her dreamsBy Krista Roberts  When Samantha Watson was in middle school, she dreamed of becoming a doctor. Through many ups, downs and detours along the way, she realized her dream Friday when she finally held that title, Doctor of Pharmacy, from the HSC College of Pharmacy.   “It’s very surreal,” Watson said. “The magnitude of it hasn’t hit me yet.”  Her journey is one of sheer determination Read More »

May 19, 2021

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Conference will spotlight outreach to minority communities and COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable populationsBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is working with the Texas Community Engagement Research Alliance (CEAL), the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) to host the 16th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities.  The event, titled “Community Approaches to Health Equity,” Read More »

May 19, 2021