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The pattersons
The ATV accident that changed my lifeBy Rita Patterson, Department of Family Medicine I was attending an event at work when I learned that my husband, Les, had crashed his all-terrain vehicle near our Weatherford home. The ATV rolled onto his leg, crushing it. He hollered for help until a neighbor heard him and called 911. The next year was a Read More »

Jun 20, 2018

Charles and Teresa Gonzales
A population at riskBy Jan Jarvis   Charles and Teresa Gonzales know what dementia does to a person. The Grand Prairie couple has lived through it with both of their mothers. “The first thing I noticed was my mother kept asking the same question over and over,” Charles said. “She’d ask something and a few minutes later, ask Read More »

Jun 19, 2018

Bowling Pins Fc
UNTHSC history: Tavener bowling pinsBy Alex Branch   For almost 50 years, UNT Health Science Center has preserved two scuffed bowling pins. The vintage pins recall a throwback to the 1950s and 60s, when people in vertically striped shirts and rented suede shoes flocked to bowling alleys on Friday nights. But these pins hold a significant – and quirky Read More »

Jun 18, 2018

DNA group with missing posters
A better cold-case databaseBy Jeff Carlton   A UNT Health Science Center team has upgraded and enhanced a national database for cold cases involving missing people and unidentified remains to offer more powerful investigative tools for criminal justice agencies and families searching for their loved ones. Called NamUs 2.0, the improved website: allows users access to all cases Read More »

Jun 13, 2018

Dr. Cunningham in the lab
Fighting a deadly side effect of heart failureByJan Jarvis   For many of the 6.5 million people who live with heart failure, developing water retention related to their disease will decrease their chances of survival. Although many patients with water retention are treated with diuretics, it is not known why they develop the condition, said Tom Cunningham, PhD, Regents Professor of Physiology Read More »

Jun 11, 2018

Cruz Ramos has prosthetic finger for baseball
Pitch-perfect prostheticsBy Alex Branch   An escalator accident severed Cruz Ramos’ index finger when he was a child, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a talented baseball player. He discovered in youth league that by adjusting his grip and putting spin on the ball, he could make most of the same throws as his teammates. Read More »

Jun 7, 2018

Jennifer Fix, PharmD helps in Hepatitis C Clinic
Hepatitis C clinic shows future of pharmacyBy:Jan Jarvis   The medications cost close to $100,000, but they cure hepatitis C in 12 weeks or less. And yet, some patients leave this costly prescription unused in their medicine cabinet. A phone call from pharmacist Jennifer Fix, PharmD, can turn things around and get patients on a path towards a cure for this Read More »

Jun 6, 2018

Dr Vishwanatha
Health disparities conference to focus on precision medicineBy Alex Branch Personalized medicine is a rapidly-emerging approach to disease prevention and treatment but too often research participation is not reflective of our country demographics. Ensuring that the racial and ethnic, minority, socioeconomically-disadvantaged and rural populations that disproportionally share the burden of poor health share the benefits of personalized care is the focus of Read More »

Jun 4, 2018

Andras Lacko, PhD researches HDL Drug Delivery
Partnership explores using HDL as a tool for delivering drugsBy Jan Jarvis   UNT Health Science Center has joined with the international biopharmaceutical company Cerenis Therapeutics to develop HDL-based drug delivery systems for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The joint strategic partnership called the “HDL Drug Delivery Initiative” will leverage the expertise of the research team led by Andras Lacko, PhD, Professor of Physiology Read More »

May 29, 2018

Sagar Shah awarded prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship
Medical student awarded prestigious Howard Hughes fellowshipBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center medical student Sagar Shah has been awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship. Shah, who recently completed his second year at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is one of just 66 medical, dental and veterinary students selected nationwide to receive support for Read More »

May 23, 2018