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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

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Dr. Scott Walters named UNT System Regents ProfessorBy Sally Crocker For nearly 20 years, Dr. Scott Walters has served others in extraordinary ways through research, teaching, scholarship, community service and contributions to the public good. In recognition of his work and its impact, the UNT System Board of Regents has awarded Dr. Walters with a rare academic distinction as Regents Professor. Dr. Read More »

Aug 31, 2018

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State Rep. J.D. Sheffield, DO, honored for distinguished serviceBy Alex Branch   J.D. Sheffield, DO, an alumnus and member of the Texas House of Representatives, has received the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award from UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) was honored during the White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 24 for his long-standing commitment to the advancement of osteopathic medicine. Award Read More »

Aug 30, 2018

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Health Science Center to close Sept. 3 for Labor DayThe UNT Health Science Center, all clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians, and the Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, for Labor Day. The Lewis Health Science Library will be open as usual, but with staffing available only in these hours: Friday, Aug. 31:  7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1: 10 Read More »

Aug 29, 2018