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Escape rooms offer pharmacy students innovative learning experienceBy Alex Branch   Escape rooms, the popular adventure game where people solve puzzles to escape a locked area, are good for testing mental strength under pressure. Turns out, they’re also good for learning how to be a pharmacist. UNT Health Science Center 2nd-year pharmacy students completed an innovative learning experience in the form of Read More »

Feb 4, 2019

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UNTHSC teams up with Bios Partners on entrepreneurship programBy Jeff Carlton  Startup Series Who:  Bill Burns, founder of Encore Vision, along with Les Kreis and Stella  M. Robertson, both of Bios Partners. What: The trio will share the story behind Encore’s successful development of a treatment for presbyopia and subsequent sale to Novartis for $375 million. When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 Where: Read More »

Jan 30, 2019

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Associate Professor elected to national osteopathic boardBy Jan Jarvis    An Associate Professor of Family Medicine at UNT Health Science Center recently won election to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).  Sajid A. Surve, DO, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, began his term Dec. 8. In addition to his role an UNTHSC, Dr. Surve is Read More »

Jan 28, 2019

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Students lead effort to improve health care for LGBT patientsBy Alex Branch Health profession students from across the state will convene at UNT Health Science Center to discover more effective ways to meet the health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients. The UNTHSC student organization Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Ally Alliance organized the Out for Health Conference Feb. 1-2 in the Medical Education and Training Building. The conference Read More »

Jan 24, 2019

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UNTHSC volunteers prepare for Tarrant-area homeless countBy Sally Crocker   Groups of UNTHSC students, faculty and staff are being organized by the School of Public Health to assist with this year’s Tarrant County Homeless Count on Jan. 24. Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer, SPH Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity, makes this volunteer endeavor part of her public health classes each Read More »

Jan 22, 2019

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Blood donors needed as supplies run lowBy Eric Parker   Carter BloodCare, which supplies blood for our area and several surrounding counties, is in a blood emergency and all types are needed. Due to the holidays, flu season and higher usage in the area, Carter BloodCare is calling for all hands on deck. You can help by donating blood at our next drive, Read More »

Jan 18, 2019

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Students vie to treat emergencies at nation’s largest medical simulation competitionBy Jan Jarvis   Teams from across the country will practice handling emergencies during the largest medical simulation competition in the nation Saturday and Sunday at UNT Health Science Center. The second annual Student Initiative in Medical Simulation, or SIMS National Conference, gets underway at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in the Medical Education and Training building. Read More »

Jan 17, 2019

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10-year accreditation is extraordinary success for Physical Therapy departmentBy Alex Branch   A big year for the Department of Physical Therapy culminated with the program earning national accreditation through 2028. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education has deemed the program to be in compliance with the intent of all standards and requirement elements. Learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy. “We Read More »

Jan 17, 2019

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TCOM hosting national meeting for osteopathic medical studentsBy Alex Branch   Student government presidents and vice presidents from every osteopathic medical school in the United States will convene at UNT Health Science Center for their annual national meeting. It’s the first time in 15 years that UNTHSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has hosted the annual meeting of student leaders from the Read More »

Jan 15, 2019

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Dr. Robert Richard earns TCOM’s first outstanding preceptor awardBy Alex Branch   Robert Richard, DO, told UNT Health Science Center medical student Sarah Hmaidan exactly what she should expect from him as her preceptor. “He told me if he wasn’t inspiring me to be the best doctor I could be or challenging me to see the whole patient, then he wasn’t doing his Read More »

Jan 10, 2019