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Celebrating success in health disparities programBy Alex Branch Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, and Harlan Jones, PhD, recently visited Savannah State University to discuss a national research mentoring project. They got a big surprise. The Georgia university honored Dr. Vishwanatha, Dr. Jones and the UNT Health Science Center Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Fellowship Program for their impact on the school’s junior Read More »

Jul 23, 2018

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Protecting her daughters’ generation from Alzheimer’sBy Alex Branch Janet Heath has a deeply personal interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother suffered from it, as did her grandmother. Heath spent the last 10 years of her mother’s life trying to coordinate high-quality care as the disease took its terrible toll. That’s why Heath and her husband, Ralph, made a generous gift Read More »

Jul 17, 2018

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A blood test that IDs Alzheimer’s earlier, easier and cheaperBy Jan Jarvis   The first study of a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease within a primary care setting soon will be conducted at UNT Health Science Center. The simple test could be a game-changer in the diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s. If successful, it would be possible to identify patients earlier, easier and at Read More »

Jul 12, 2018

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New Provost: Let’s ‘unleash our strengths and ignite our future’By Jeff Carlton Charles Taylor, PharmD, who has presided over a number of critical academic milestones as Dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy, will become Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Taylor said he was “excited, honored and humbled” to accept the position, which will Read More »

Jul 11, 2018

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To honor son’s memory, physician strives to make UNTHSC a better placeBy Alex Branch John Mills, DO, has led by example all his life. As a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, he flew reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines, accumulating 832 combat hours. As a physician, he practiced medicine in West Texas because he saw the scarce medical resources available to people there. As a Read More »

Jul 2, 2018

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Battling the rising rates of suicideBy Sally Crocker The recent high-profile suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought wide attention to a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S. New CDC data reports that suicide rates have increased by 30 percent since 1999, and a UNT Health Science Center alumnus points out Read More »

Jun 28, 2018

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For high school program, the goal is inspirationBy Eric Parker   “I really want to be a pediatrician!” said 14-year-old Albert. He’d just finished listening via stethoscope to a heartbeat. Not just one heartbeat, but an array of normal and abnormal ones, including a malfunctioning valve. It was a moment among many as 100 ninth-graders visited labs and classrooms at UNT Health Read More »

Jun 28, 2018

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Research opens new doors to treating glaucomaBy Jan Jarvis Glucocorticoids are often used to reduce inflammation, reduce pain and treat many conditions such as allergies and rashes. But for some people, the very drugs that treats one condition can cause another: specifically, glaucoma. The condition, which affects more than 64.3 million people, is the second-leading cause of irreversible blindness in the Read More »

Jun 26, 2018

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Dwight Yoakam to headline 2018 Legends Concert eventBy Kerry Gunnels The Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event, will feature country music star Dwight Yoakam at its sixth anniversary presentation. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 5 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on Read More »

Jun 25, 2018

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Mosquito monitoring protects Fort Worth again this yearBy Sally Crocker   While most people do everything they can to avoid mosquitos in the summer, medical entomologist Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, goes out of his way to track them down. Dr. Lee, an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has spent the last six Read More »

Jun 21, 2018