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Expect more diseases from ticks, mosquitoes and fleas

By Jan Jarvis   Get out the bug repellant and protective clothing. It could be a rough summer. Rickettsiosis, murine typhus and relapsing fever are just a few of the insect-borne diseases that could make area residents sick this summer. Already the Tick-Borne Disease Research Laboratory at UNT Health Science Center is braced for a Read More »

May 22, 2018

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Public health team tackles infant mortality problem

By Sally Crocker   College student Tassanee Harris isn’t planning to start a family anytime soon, but she’s taking steps now to help ensure that when she’s ready, she can be at her healthiest and give her future children the best start possible. Harris, a junior at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, is an advisory Read More »

May 18, 2018

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Students share what ethics mean to them

By Alex Branch   Four students earned $1,000 awards for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Awards Presentation. The winners were all first-year-students: Prachi Thapar, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Katherine Mankus, School of Health Professions Heily Pham, UNT System College of Pharmacy Ellias Hishmeh, UNT System College of Pharmacy. The awards Read More »

May 17, 2018

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Commencement holds special meaning for Physical Therapy student

By Jan Jarvis   Rosie Ruiz’s parents had a middle school education and an unstoppable drive to give their children a better life than the one they had growing up in Mexico. “My parents worked so hard in low-income jobs just to provide for us,” Ruiz said. “They’re the reason I have been so driven Read More »

May 17, 2018

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Helping fighter pilots stay alert on long missions

By Jan Jarvis   Compounds that could make it easier for sleep-deprived pilots to stay alert during long missions are being studied by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and Savannah State University. Researchers are also looking at how the same compound could also be used to relieve cognitive impairment associated with Gulf War Illness. Read More »

May 16, 2018

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Announcing new GME positions with Medical City Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, Medical City Healthcare, and UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) are teaming up to create hundreds of new residency positions in North Texas, a move that helps address the state’s growing physician shortage and improves healthcare across the region. This partnership is a result of HCA’s continued investment in building the nation’s physician supply Read More »

May 14, 2018

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Less calories, longer lives

By Jan Jarvis   Since 2000, Dr. Rozalyn Anderson has studied aging and how calorie restriction helps monkeys live longer, healthier lives. What she has found is monkeys who eat less than their peers get fewer diseases of aging, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. “A smaller body means a longer life and greater health,” Read More »

May 10, 2018

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Public health student develops infection control program for Liberian hospital

By Sally Crocker   A UNT Health Science Center public health student has developed a sustainable program to control infection and manage infectious waste for Phebe Hospital in Liberia, where one of that country’s first known cases of Ebola was diagnosed in 2014. DrPH candidate Laura Phipps, MPH, CPH, RS, who graduates in May from Read More »

May 9, 2018

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Students win first place in emergency medicine simulation competition

By Sarah Jane Grisham A group of UNT Health Center medical students have won first place in a statewide medical emergency simulation contest. The UNTHSC’s Student Initiative in Medical Simulation (SIMS) interest group competed in the “Sim Wars” contest held recently in Houston. In Sim Wars, groups of five students each are given a scenario Read More »

May 7, 2018

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Historic effort to accelerate research and improve health

By Dan Burgard The medical library at UNT Health Science Center is assisting a historic national effort to gather health data on 1 million people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. UNTHSC’s Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library recently received a $6.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health Read More »

May 4, 2018