Editor’s Picks

Witold Migala Associate Professor School Of Public Health
50 Heroes: Dr. Witold MigalaDr. Witold Migala has traveled the world hunting viruses. Polio, cholera, typhoid and guinea worm outbreaks have taken the epidemiologist everywhere from Haiti to Madagascar to Nigeria. Dr. Migala was in the first UNT Health Science Center cohort to graduate with the Master of Public Health degree in 1997 and earned his PhD through UNTHSC’s Read More »

Mar 10, 2020

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Dr. Erika Thompson honored with prestigious early-career research awardBy Sally Crocker Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, was first drawn to science in the seventh grade, when her class watched and reflected on the docudrama film And the Band Played On, based on a book about people, politics and the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s. The HSC Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Read More »

Mar 6, 2020

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NamUs victims unit helps bring closure to a family with a missing loved oneBy Diane Smith Clark Edward Wilson was case number 16-20100 until one chilly February morning. Wilson died in 2016 of heart disease and emphysema. At that time, he was an unidentified person so Dallas County buried him at Southland Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Prairie. His marker was placed near the burial sites of other Read More »

Mar 4, 2020

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For HSC students, Culinary Medicine Class is more than just a mealBy Steven Bartolotta Samar Taqvi wanted to do it for her father. Sadie Thompson and Heidi Spann wanted to expand their versatility in rural areas of Texas where they’ll eventually practice medicine. The Culinary Medicine Class is a six-week course that emphasizes the importance of nutritious and delicious food in fostering good health. But it’s Read More »

Mar 3, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Mark A. BakerDr. Mark A. Baker (TCOM ‘76) is a tireless supporter of osteopathic medicine and the UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Baker was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1995, earned the Dean’s Award for Philanthropy in 2006 and received the Founder’s Medal, which honors a lifetime of teaching, listening and learning. In 2017, he Read More »

Mar 2, 2020

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HSC students provide ‘invaluable’ support as tutors, mentors to TABS studentsBy Diane Smith Ivette Robledo stays after school to get extra help in science – a routine aimed at helping her ace freshman biology at the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences. The after-school instruction is the work of Tutors for the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences, a student organization at The University of North Texas Read More »

Feb 27, 2020

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Forward-thinking MHA students engage others in inaugural ‘Leading Change in Healthcare’ summitBy Sally Crocker MHA student Paridhi Sheth came up with a big idea that paid off well for healthcare administration students from the Health Science Center at Fort Worth and around the North Texas area. Her brainchild was to bring HSC School of Public Health students together with peers from other universities as part of Read More »

Feb 26, 2020

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50 Heros: Ywanda Carter43 years. That’s how much of her professional life Ywanda Carter dedicated to UNT Health Science Center. She was hired to do administrative work at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976, before fax machines and email, the internet or scanners. If you needed someone’s signature, you got up and walked to their office. Read More »

Feb 24, 2020

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A place to relieve stress: Library debuts a Reflection Room for students, staff and facultyBy Oreoluwa Obayan The Reflection Room, a space where students, faculty and staff can relax and de-stress, opens Feb. 24 on the third floor of the Lewis Library. The idea for the Reflection Room was developed and pursued by students who sought to create an area to help HSC team members deal with a stressful Read More »

Feb 21, 2020

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Dr. Janice Knebl named UNT System Regents ProfessorBy Steven Bartolotta Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, has been named a Regents Professor by the UNT System Board of Regents in recognition of her tireless advocacy for seniors and older adults and her significant impact on the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Knebl, Professor of Geriatrics and Director of the Center for Geriatrics, is Read More »

Feb 21, 2020