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Sally Crocker wins national award for magazine article on domestic violenceBy Kerry Gunnels Sally Crocker, Communications Manager in UNTHSC’s School of Public Health, is a top winner in the national Ragan Communications Health Care PR and Marketing Awards. Crocker, who has worked in the School of Public Health for 10 years, won first prize in the article category of the national awards program sponsored by Read More »

Oct 18, 2019

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Vishwanatha receives Presidential Award for mentoring workBy Jan Jarvis Regents Professor Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD, is one of three educators in the state and 15 nationwide who have been named recipients of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Dr. Vishwanatha, Vice President and Principal Investigator for the National Research Mentoring Network and Director of the Texas Center Read More »

Oct 17, 2019

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FitWorth, UNTHSC strengthen partnership to make Fort Worth healthierBy Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center and FitWorth have collaborated to help people in Fort Worth live healthier lives since 2012. Now the two organizations have strengthened their partnership to make an even bigger impact on the health of the community. FitWorth, which was previously governed by a nonprofit entity, is now an official Read More »

Oct 16, 2019

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UNTHSC launches podcast focused on Innovation in Fort WorthBy Alex Branch Want to hear an inspiring story of innovation in Fort Worth? Meet Cam Sadler. He was a Dunbar High School teacher who cashed in his retirement savings one summer and launched his own start-up company. A few months later, he was in Silicon Valley, the first Fort Worth start-up founder accepted into Read More »

Oct 15, 2019

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Fort Worth paramedics practice procedures at UNTHSC Anatomy LabBy Jan Jarvis Ever so gently, Levi Hejl slipped a metal laryngoscope down the patient’s throat. “Tip of the tongue, middle of the tongue, base of the tongue,” he said. “Centimeter by centimeter.” The paramedics gathered around the patient watched closely as Hejl, Clinical Practice Coordinator for the Office of the Medical Director, demonstrated the Read More »

Oct 15, 2019

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‘The perfect time to think big’By Alex Branch Rachel Miller’s transformation from physician assistant to CEO of her own Forth Worth startup company began as most entrepreneurial ideas do — she saw a problem to fix. Become an HSC Insider! Want to know more about our cutting-edge research, interprofessional education and health care offerings? On an Insider Tour you can: Read More »

Oct 14, 2019

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Teaching performing artists practices that will keep them safe and healthyBy Jan Jarvis A clarinet player in a high school marching band might not think twice about how long hours of practicing damages his body. But a collaboration of educators working to improve the health of performing artists does. The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, which includes faculty from the University of North Texas Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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Reducing infant mortality rates at the heart of new grantBy Steven Bartolotta It was the summer of 1994, Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPh, was a student at the University of Texas starting her year-long internship in social work and the AIDS epidemic was rampant across the nation. Over that next year, she worked with minority women and children with HIV, but there weren’t many happy endings. Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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From Green Belt to public health, it’s all people-drivenBy Sally Crocker What do public health, health care, academics and a Six Sigma Green Belt have in common? They all share synergies for learning, progress, quality improvement and collaboration, says Arthur M. Mora, PhD, new UNTHSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems. Dr. Mora, who joined UNT Health Science Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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New collaborative grant to help reduce risk of medication errorsBy Steven Bartolotta A collaborative effort has been launched by several health care organizations to help address the nation’s burgeoning crisis of preventable medication-related harm. Each year, the nation’s hospitals record more than 700,000 emergency room visits and 100,000 hospitalizations because of the unsafe use of medications. The problem is particularly acute among patients 65 Read More »

Oct 8, 2019