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Scientist says to slow aging, choose exerciseBy Jan Jarvis   Regular exercise slows the effects of aging. But the news is less positive for antioxidant supplements, another popular intervention often adopted by health conscious adults. The positive effects of vitamins E and C are not clear, said Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Institute for Healthy Aging. Read More »

Oct 25, 2018

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The 5-Question Interview: Charles Taylor, PharmD  Meet Charles Taylor, PharmD, who was appointed to the position of Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs on Aug. 1. 1. What does a provost do? I view my role as a “compass” to ensure our financial resources, time and initiatives are oriented toward our academic mission, and we stay on course Read More »

Oct 23, 2018

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UNTHSC splits $2.2 million cancer disparities grantBy Alex Branch   A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Langston University seeks to reduce cancer health disparities and prepare minority scholars to perform ground-breaking medical research. UNTHSC and Langston, a historically black college in Oklahoma, recently celebrated the awarding of a $2.2 million grant by the National Cancer Institute. The institutions Read More »

Oct 22, 2018

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TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine awarded preliminary accreditationBy Maricar Estrella   Fort Worth is now home to the nation’s newest M.D. School. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education awarded preliminary accreditation to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, opening the doors for student recruitment. The first class of 60 medical students is expected in July 2019. TCU and UNTHSC School of Read More »

Oct 19, 2018

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New IREB praised as both a work of art and a technological wonderBy Jan Jarvis   As she stood on the first floor of the new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building, Alyssa Wilder envisioned herself spending a lot of time there. “Oh my gosh there’s so much space and look at all this glass,” said Wilder, a first-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student. “When you’re stuck Read More »

Oct 19, 2018

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TCOM earns 10-year accreditation with highest distinctionBy Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was granted a 10-year Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome, the highest level of accreditation given by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). “We’re very pleased to have earned the highest level of accreditation possible,” said Frank Filipetto, DO, Interim Dean of TCOM. Read More »

Oct 17, 2018

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PA students maintain 100 percent pass rate on national examBy Alex Branch   For the fourth straight year, every graduate of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center passed the national certification exam on the first attempt – the second- longest streak among the eight programs in the state of Texas. Master of Physician Assistant Studies Learn more about admissions requirements, Read More »

Oct 16, 2018

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TCOM alum honored for project about home birthsBy Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center graduate won a national leadership award for creating an educational web resource to help patients who are considering a home birth. Chandler Sparks, DO, MPH, a 2018 graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Rural Scholar, was one of 30 people selected as Read More »

Oct 15, 2018

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The pets (and people) of UNTHSCBy Jan Jarvis  Whether it’s a feline friend or a gregarious goat, pets play a unique role in people’s lives – including those who work at UNT Health Science Center. Here we feature people from across campus, and the pets that light up their lives. J.D. the bull; Egeenee Daniels, DVM Most bulls become Read More »

Oct 10, 2018

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Promising treatment for disease that destroys eye tissueBy Jan Jarvis   Ocular inflammation uveitis is a serious disease that can destroy eye tissue and cause irreversible blindness. Fortunately, blindness and eye damage can be prevented by suppressing the immune system and treating the disease with corticosteroids, said Sai Chavala, MD, Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Director of Translational Research at the Read More »

Oct 9, 2018