News Archive

Dr. Scott Walters
The realities of ‘breaking bad’ – how one HSC researcher is attacking the opioid crisisBy Sally Crocker He didn’t know it at the time, but when Dr. Scott Walters was growing up in San Diego in the mid 1980s, a next-door neighbor was concealing a homemade meth lab just across the fence and mere steps away from his bedroom window. For some time, concerned parents in his family’s quiet cul-de-sac Read More »

Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Taylor
Provost Taylor: Committed to doing meaningful work in the communityCharles Taylor, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Provost and EVP of Academic Affairs, began his journey in higher education earlier than most as he spent the first five years of his life living in a modified dorm room with his parents on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where his dad worked in admissions. At five, his Read More »

Jan 13, 2022

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TCU and UNT Chancellors announce updates to MD SchoolToday, Chancellor Michael R. Williams and Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr., issued the following joint statement to affirm the vision and announce the next evolution in the advancement of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine: “Together, the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Texas Christian University (TCU) have established one of Read More »

Jan 12, 2022

HSC Student, Dianna H. Nguyen
HSC Dual Degree student Dianna Nguyen awarded highly prestigious NIH FellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta Dianna H. Nguyen, a DO/PhD candidate at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, has been awarded the F30 Dual Doctoral-Degree, Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Nguyen received the highly competitive fellowship for her research project titled, “The Role of Estrogen Receptors and Neurohypophyseal Read More »

Jan 11, 2022

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Uncovering mysteries and improving forensic medicineBy Sally Crocker Over the years, Bruce Budowle, PhD, has been recognized in various ways for his lifelong dedication to uncovering mysteries, bringing long-sought answers to families and communities, and developing novel ways to improve the science behind forensic medicine. After spending 26 years with the FBI, he joined the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), becoming one of Read More »

Jan 11, 2022

HSC School of Public Health volunteers worked with the local Habitat for Humanity in Fall 2021
SPH volunteers help local family build a brighter tomorrowBy Sally Crocker Lives are touched in meaningful ways when hearts and hands come together to serve the community by giving back to others. School of Public Health volunteers worked with the local Habitat for Humanity in Fall 2021 to help provide a new place to call home and a brighter future for an area Read More »

Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Melissa Lewis, HSC School of Public Health
Dr. Melissa Lewis named first School of Public Health Associate Dean for Research and Faculty AdvancementBy Sally Crocker Melissa A. Lewis, PhD, has been named as the first Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement at the HSC School of Public Health (SPH). She began this new position January 1, 2022. In this new role, she will provide strategic guidance in identifying and communicating opportunities for public health research funding; provide Read More »

Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Katie Pelch, School of Public Health (SPH) Assistant Professor
Dr. Katie Pelch and colleagues are leading the charge for a safer planet, a healthier environmentBy Sally Crocker  Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time School of Public Health (SPH) Assistant Professor, where she teaches courses in environmental health. In 2021, Dr. Pelch and a collaborative group of scientists from universities and non-profit agencies around the U.S. released the PFAS-Tox Database, a public health Read More »

Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Erika Thompson
Dr. Erika Thompson: Giving hope to women and children, advocating for Tarrant County’s most vulnerable familiesBy Sally Crocker Dr. Erika Thompson was honored with the first-ever Hope Award from the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) in 2021, recognizing her work as a researcher and community volunteer whose extraordinary efforts make a difference in the lives of women and children and Tarrant County’s most vulnerable families. CTL provides housing, early childhood education, economic mobility and clinical counseling services to address Read More »

Jan 4, 2022

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New study finds older LGB Americans at greater risk of driving under the influenceBy Sally Crocker The rates of driving under the influence are of high concern for communities at any time but especially during the holidays. Injuries, hospitalizations and road-related fatalities jump significantly during the holiday party season leading up to New Year’s Eve. For older drivers, the risks are compounded, whether during the holiday party season or at any other time during the year. Given the challenges that drivers older than 50 already face with performance on the road related Read More »

Dec 29, 2021