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UNTHSC helps United Way of Tarrant County outline future directionBy Sally Crocker   A team of UNTHSC researchers has recently completed a comprehensive community assessment for United Way of Tarrant County that will help set the organization’s strategic direction for years to come. Findings from this extensive study, which uncovered some of the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant Read More »

Mar 19, 2019

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Match Day: A time of hoots, hollers and high fivesBy Jan Jarvis   Under soft green lights, Isadora Cabral jumped into the arms of a classmate as soon as she opened her Match Day envelope. “It’s amazing, emotional, so great and exciting,” Cabral said. “I applied to way too many programs, but I got my No. 1.” Cabral will soon head off to the Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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Twitter posts offer insight into young adult drinkingBy Sally Crocker    Young adults’ social media chatter may reveal a lot about drinking behavior and intentions, say two UNTHSC public health researchers.   A new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence by Dr. Dana M. Litt, Dr. Melissa A. Lewis and colleagues, found a significant link between alcohol-related tweets, willingness to drink, alcohol Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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On road to Match Day, couple faced med school and cancer togetherBy Jan Jarvis   Michael Gabbert was weeks away from starting medical school when he learned that a lump on his throat was malignant.  Diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, he underwent surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Days later, he returned to Fort Worth in time for his first class at Texas College Read More »

Mar 13, 2019

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TCOM again leads Texas in producing primary care doctorsBy Alex Branch    The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is leading efforts to solve the state’s physician shortage by graduating the most primary care doctors of any medical school in Texas, according to new rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.   The UNT Health Science Center medical school was among those ranked Read More »

Mar 12, 2019

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PA program ranked No. 33 nationally by U.S. News and World ReportBy Alex Branch    The UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Studies Program was rated 33rd in the country by the U.S. News and World Report 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools.  The magazine ranked 169 schools, placing the UNTHSC Physician Assistant (PA) program in the top 20 percent of all PA programs that received Read More »

Mar 12, 2019

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BRIT partnership creates opportunities for researchBy Jan Jarvis They have been neighbors for nearly a decade. Now the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and UNT Health Science Center will share more than a zip code. The two institutions will be collaborating on educational activities, community programs, research and more.   The agreement is a great opportunity that benefits both institutions, said Read More »

Mar 11, 2019

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Supporting young adults with cancerBy Alex Branch   Courtney Parker, a 32-year-old high school teacher, was breastfeeding her infant daughter when she felt a pea-sized lump. Her mind instantly lurched to cancer, but a visit to her doctor calmed her. Breast feeding often causes changes in breast tissue. The doctor performed a mammogram and ultrasound and suggested they observe Read More »

Mar 7, 2019

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Librarians improving patient care in partnership with JPSBy Alex Branch Patients at John Peter Smith Hospital can expect to be surrounded by a top-notch medical team of not only physicians and nurses, but also librarians. The presence of UNT Health Science Center clinical librarians at JPS is part of an innovative collaboration to help providers make informed medical decisions. Two university clinical Read More »

Mar 6, 2019

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TCOM students inspire youths to pursue medicineBy Alex Branch More than 40 UNT Health Science Center medical students helped inspire young African-American males to consider careers in medicine at a youth summit in Dallas. The students, members of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter, showed more than 300 children in grades 3 through 8 how Read More »

Mar 4, 2019