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A new dean for Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesBy Jan Jarvis Michael Mathis, PhD, sees plenty of similarities between his current job at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his future one as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UNT Health Science Center. “A medical school and a vet school are really very similar,” he said. “They both Read More »

Dec 11, 2018

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Domestic violence’s painful legacyBy Sally Crocker In the fall of 1984, Maria Guadalupe Almaguer was murdered by her estranged husband, David Gonzales. The couple had been separated for two years following a rocky, abusive relationship, and Maria had been saving for a divorce. She had just been promoted at work, and things were slowly starting to go her Read More »

Dec 5, 2018

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Professor honored by American College of Clinical PharmacologyBy Jan Jarvis   For more than 30 years, Michael Jann, PharmD, has collaborated with physicians, scientists, pharmacists and other health care professionals with the goal of improving patient care. His outstanding achievements and contributions were recently recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacology’s Excellence in Achievement Program. HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s Read More »

Nov 29, 2018

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The future of medicine is femaleBy Jan Jarvis   When Mary Ann Reed was considering a career in medicine, she kept getting a question she never expected: “So… you’re going to be a nurse?” Although surprised, the second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) student did not let the remarks deter her. Reed is part of a record-setting class of Read More »

Nov 29, 2018

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For physician assistant students, Friday lessons are hands-on and lecture-freeBy Alex Branch   The physician assistant students huddled around Davey, a 5-year-old boy who wheezed and struggled to breathe. Students studied his medical history chart and leaned down to talk to him on the exam table. They calmed Davey’s mother and watched his vital signs on a digital screen. Master of Physician Assistant Studies Read More »

Nov 14, 2018

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Fun on the Bun’s Mac Thompson to retireBy Alex Branch After more than 11 years of serving charbroiled steak burgers to a hungry Health Science Center, Mac Thompson is hanging up his red apron. Thompson will retire from Fun on the Bun this month. Beloved for his warm, gentle humor, Thompson is a fixture on the first floor of Gibson D. Lewis Read More »

Nov 13, 2018

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A glaucoma treatment that skips the poke in the eyeBy Jan Jarvis   One of the ways researchers are exploring treating the optic nerve damage of glaucoma is an injection directly into the eye. But Suchismita Acharya, PhD, is studying a different approach that not only takes the pain out of treating this blinding disease but also holds the promise of curing it. HSC Read More »

Nov 12, 2018

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Forensic DNA pioneer Arthur Eisenberg passes away at 62By: Jeff Carlton Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, a pioneer in the field of forensic genetics who helped thousands of families identify their missing loved ones, died Thursday. He was 62. Dr. Eisenberg, known as Art to his friends and colleagues, helped establish the UNT Center for Human Identification as well as UNT Health Science Center’s graduate Read More »

Nov 9, 2018

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UNTHSC students have proud tradition of military serviceBy Alex Branch In a remote U.S. Army military outpost in Liberia, Andi Toufexis wore a hooded Tyvek protection suit, two layers of gloves and a breathing apparatus strapped to her back. The farm girl from southeast Texas meticulously tested blood samples collected from deceased Liberians for one of the most feared diseases of all Read More »

Nov 9, 2018

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UNTHSC establishes new Institute for Translational ResearchBy Jan Jarvis   It often takes many months and thousands of dollars for patients worried about memory loss to find out if they have Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of UNT Health Science Center’s new Institute for Translational Research is to reduce that timeline, giving patients access to therapeutics and diagnostics faster than ever before. Read More »

Nov 6, 2018