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UNTHSC President honored for leadership excellenceBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center President Michael R. Williams is the recipient of the 2019 Halsey Executive Leadership Award, a recognition given by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce to honor leadership excellence in business. Dr. Williams received the award Wednesday at the Chamber’s annual meeting. The Halsey Award is named for Read More »

Apr 18, 2019

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HSC pharmacist helps woman with hepatitis C get the help she needsBy Jan Jarvis   Andrea Harkins could not stop sobbing as she opened a cardboard box filled with medications. “This is life-changing,” she said. “I’ve waited 20 years for this day.” Harkins has lived with hepatitis C for two decades. She is among the 3.5 million people in the United States who have the virus Read More »

Apr 18, 2019

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Dr. Kendi Hensel assumes American Academy of Osteopathy PresidencyBy Alex Branch   Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, is the new President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a national organization of about 9,000 physicians and students. Dr. Hensel, UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, assumed the position in March during the AAO’s annual Convocation. She Read More »

Apr 11, 2019

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Rollin’ BonesBy Alex Branch   Osteopathic physicians James Aston and Dante Paredes sit on sofas in an UNT Health Science Center media studio and confront the tricky part of today’s podcast: How to discuss lymphatics so that people understand it — and stay awake. The lymphatic system is a large network of vessels that carry a clear Read More »

Apr 8, 2019

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Hearts and minds connect in service to Puerto RicoBy Sally Crocker   One of Robyn Remotigue’s most prized possessions is a painting that highlights the word “service,” recently presented in thanks by a university colleague in Puerto Rico. In the wake of 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, residents have struggled to repair the damage and resume important community services. Schools, too, were hit hard. Read More »

Apr 4, 2019

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Public Health student to perform at Crawfish BoilBy Alex Branch   Organizers of the 6thAnnual Alumni and Friends Crawfish Boil didn’t have to look far to find musical talent for the on-campus event. Esther Annan, a 1st -year PhD candidate in the School of Public Health, will perform April 26 under her stage name Kukuletta. Students may recognize Annan from the UNT Read More »

Apr 3, 2019

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Students and residents present research prowess in RAD poster displaysBy Jan Jarvis   The CT scan of a 22-pound mass in the abdomen of a young woman was hard to miss in a room spilling over with research posters. To illustrate just how large the mass was, third-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Julie Bunyard pulled out a tape measure and showed that Read More »

Apr 3, 2019

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‘Treating patients who are much different from you’By Alex Branch   Exposure to medically underserved populations is an important part of the education of medical students at UNT Health Science Center. And populations don’t get much more underserved than residents of two apartment complexes where newly arrived refugees settle in Fort Worth. That’s where Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students volunteer Read More »

Mar 28, 2019

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UTA Research Institute partnering to develop robotic gloves for post-stroke hand rehabilitationMedia Contact: Herb Booth   The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming. Combining this glove with the virtual reality gaming to be developed by Neuro Rehab VR will enable stroke patients to engage in rehabilitation activities for Read More »

Mar 27, 2019

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RAD offers students, faculty opportunity to highlight research workBy Jan Jarvis   Pharmacy student Meredith Garrett is excited about presenting a poster for the first time at Research Appreciation Day. “You always get that one question that you didn’t expect,” the first-year pharmacy student said. “So I’m trying to anticipate any question that might be asked and explain the clinical significance of our Read More »

Mar 27, 2019