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UNTHSC pain research registry to expand statewideBy Alex Branch  . An innovative pain research registry at UNT Health Science Center will expand to other major Texas cities, a big step for the project that could help change the way chronic pain is treated The PRECISION Pain Research Registry allows UNTHSC researchers to analyze the DNA of people who suffer chronic lower Read More »

May 3, 2019

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U.S. opioid crisis sparks campus, community conversationsBy Sally Crocker  Every day, more than 130 Americans die and more than 1,000 people are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for misuse of opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Oxycontin and other prescription pain relievers.      “Arguably, the opioid epidemic is our country’s foremost public health challenge,” said Dr. Dennis Thombs, Dean of the UNTHSC School Read More »

May 2, 2019

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Yorio honored for contributions to eye researchBy Jan Jarvis    As a young graduate student in the 1970s, Thomas Yorio attended his first Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.  “There were about 400 abstracts presented then,” he said. Now it is more like 6,000.  Over four decades, ARVO grew into the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in Read More »

May 1, 2019

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What to do if you suspect your child has measlesMeasles cases in the U.S. now exceed the highest number on record in a single year since the disease was eliminated in 2000. There have been 673 measles cases of the vaccine-preventable illness reported in 22 states this year, including Texas, according to a preliminary tally of state and local health department data reported this weekby The Read More »

Apr 26, 2019

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PT students dominate volleyball, soccer and softball at state OlympicsBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center physical therapy students brought home the gold medal in three sports from the Texas PT Olympics. Our PT students finished 1stin sand volleyball, softball and soccer at the annual event held at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. The students also placed 3rd in women’s basketball Read More »

Apr 26, 2019

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Bob Ferguson honored with UNTHSC 2019 Vision AwardBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center has awarded Bob Ferguson its Vision Award, the university’s highest community service recognition for his tireless efforts to raise UNTHSC’s stature in the community. Ferguson, a Fort Worth businessman, has volunteered his time and innovative strategic thinking since he joined the UNTHSC Foundation Board in 2009. “For Read More »

Apr 25, 2019

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New pharmacy dean joins UNTHSCBy Jan Jarvis S. Suresh Madhavan had just earned an MBA and was working at a good job in India when he made a decision that changed the course of his career. “I felt unfulfilled so I decided to come to the United States,” he said. “It was really out of a sense of adventure Read More »

Apr 24, 2019

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Former college basketball player becomes acclaimed UNTHSC resident doctorBy Alex Branch Dr. Mindy Hansen’s path to becoming the top osteopathic resident physician in the United States started on the basketball hardwood in frigid Minnesota. A four-year shooting guard at the University of Minnesota, she loved being active, using her hands. She spent 15 years after college working as a private training and conditioning Read More »

Apr 24, 2019

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UNTHSC says farewell but not goodbye to Dr. Witold MigalaBy Sally Crocker Dr. Witold Migala is ready to hit the road again. The epidemiologist who has traveled the world helping people from Haiti and Madagascar to Nigeria and beyond has lived, worked or experienced more than 75 countries during his lifetime. He was in the first UNT Health Science Center cohort to graduate with Read More »

Apr 24, 2019

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Recycle your discarded electronics and small appliancesBy Betsy Friauf E-Eycling Event Date: Tuesday, April 23 Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Location: Loading dock of the Medical Education and Training Building (near intersection of Bunting and Haskell avenues) Free to the public and the UNTHSC campus Get a free reusable straw set for donating You’ve seen the warnings. Your discarded home electronics don’t belong Read More »

Apr 22, 2019