News Archive

TCOM Students
Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goal

By Alex Branch   In 2012, medical students Sammy Lee Chong and Nicole Hocevar Howerton helped brainstorm ideas for students to work together for a good cause outside the classroom. They started Tee Off F.O.R.E. TCOM, a golf tournament that raised money for student scholarships at UNT Health Science Center. Neither student knew how to... Read more »

Mar 16, 2018

Gemma Sookprasong
TCOM student’s rocky road to Match Day

By Jan Jarvis   Last fall, Gemma Sookprasong flew to Wichita, Kan., for an interview that could lead to a medical residency at a hospital there. She never made it to the interview, but she did end up at that hospital. “I woke up in a trauma bay,” she said. The car accident that sent... Read more »

Mar 14, 2018

United Way of Tarrant County selects UNTHSC for community assessment

United Way of Tarrant County today announced the selection of the UNT Health Science Center to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment to uncover the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant County population. The results of the assessment, which will include in-depth, one-on-one interviews and focus groups with local... Read more »

Mar 8, 2018

Remarkable accomplishments for students in Physician Assistant program

By Alex Branch Completion of a master’s project manuscript is a rare achievement for students in Physician Assistant programs, and publishing those manuscripts is even rarer. However, in 2017-18, 10 manuscripts from the PA Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center have been accepted for publication in respected scientific journals. That is high praise for... Read more »

Mar 8, 2018

Johnny He, PhD
Creating a more diverse research community

By Jan Jarvis   Students from underrepresented backgrounds could soon be getting a big boost from a training program aimed at increasing diversity at UNT Health Science Center – and ultimately the biomedical workforce. A $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will fund stipends and tuition for students who are... Read more »

Mar 6, 2018

PA at Graduation
Physician assistant program condenses curriculum by four months

By Alex Branch   The Physician Assistant Studies Program will condense its curriculum from 34 to 30 months, a change that will increase efficiency for the nationally recognized program. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant approved the UNT Health Science Center’s proposal for the new curriculum, which will take effect in... Read more »

Mar 5, 2018

Ryan Hyatt TCOM Student
Student effort contributes to big jump in blood donations

By Sarah Jane Grisham   Blood donations from UNT Health Center jumped almost 50 percent in 2017, thanks to a combination of student initiative and a dedication to follow through Donations jumped from 116 in 2016 to 234 units last year, and Ryan Hyatt, a second-year student in Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is a... Read more »

Feb 28, 2018

$10 million endowment strengthens research into health disparities

By Alex Branch A $10 million federal endowment will further elevate UNT Health Science Center as a national leader in research into health disparities that impact the lives of ethnic, racial, rural and economically-disadvantaged populations across the United States. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awarded the endowment to UNTHSC, one... Read more »

Feb 28, 2018

Honoring a lawmaker who helps move UNTHSC forward

By Jeff Carlton UNT Health Science Center has awarded Charlie Geren its Vision Award, UNTHSC’s highest recognition of service for the state representative’s decades-long support of the university’s growth and progress. “Time after time, Charlie Geren has stepped forward to help move our institution forward,” said Dr. Michael R. Williams, President of UNTHSC. “He has... Read more »

Feb 27, 2018