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The dancers and their doctorsBy Jan Jarvis About halfway through a ballet season filled with graceful leaps and pounding landings, dancer Celesta Gaiera had not suffered a single injury. Physical therapy, massage and compression boots helped keep the Texas Ballet Theatre dancer on her feet through “Cinderella,” “Cleopatra” and “The Nutcracker.” “As dancers, we are extremely in tune with Read More »

Aug 19, 2019

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WE HAIL improves health care for older adults with grant supportBy Jan Jarvis   UNT Health Science Center and its community partners are expanding their efforts to improve health care for older adults with the support of a $3.75 million federal grant. The Health Resources and Services Administration funding will address the growing needs of older adults through UNTHSC’s geriatric training program, Workforce Enhancement in Read More »

Aug 15, 2019

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Public Health grad pays it forward to inspire othersBy Sally Crocker As Beatle Ringo Starr once wrote, “You know, it don’t come easy.” For Dr. Carolyn Bradley-Guidry (DrPH ’19), the turning point came midway through her UNT Health Science Center public health doctoral degree program. The first in her family to graduate from college, with a nursing degree and a bachelor’s and master’s Read More »

Aug 13, 2019

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TCOM graduate starts unique pediatric fellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta   Nationwide, interest in the study of pediatric nephrology, which focuses on kidney disease in children, is declining. In 2017, 40 percent of the available fellowships in the specialty went unfilled. That didn’t faze Dr. Kim Piburn, a 2016 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate. She had always had a passion for Read More »

Aug 12, 2019

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Coming home to change health careBy Alex Branch Jeff Beeson, DO, grew up with UNT Health Science Center. As a kid, he watched Fourth of July fireworks with his father Don, the school’s long-time police chief, from a rooftop when it was just a medical school. He set up street cones to mark the route of the Cowtown Marathon, founded Read More »

Aug 7, 2019

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The Migala ChroniclesBy Alex Branch Imagine a movie about the Migala brothers, and it looks like scenes from “Indiana Jones,” “Contagion” and “Hacksaw Ridge” spliced together. Alexandre Migala, DO, a Kung Fu first-degree black belt, hears bullets plinking against his armored car in Sarajevo while treating the wounded during the Bosnian War. Witold Migala, PhD, MPH, backpack Read More »

Aug 5, 2019

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A generous boost to dementia researchBy: Alex Branch A generous estate gift from a longtime community volunteer whose family was impacted by dementia will establish a $3 million endowed chair to support groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease and other translational research projects at UNT Health Science Center. Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor and Director of the Institute for Translational Research, will Read More »

Aug 2, 2019

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Research shows TCOM and osteopathic approach making a differenceBy Steven Bartolotta  Osteopathic medicine’s emphasis on physician empathy and understanding leads to higher patient satisfaction, a study by researchers at UNTHSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine indicates.  The 2 ½ –year study, conducted by the PRECISION Pain Research Registry and TCOM’s John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, reaffirmed the importance of empathy and better interpersonal Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

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UNTHSC student, JPS Trauma Services find the perfect matchBy Sally Crocker A UNT Health Science Center student found the perfect match and mentor when she was connected to JPS Health Network, Tarrant County, for her professional internship. Now one year later, 2019 UNTHSC graduate Ashley Lamar, MPH, CPH, CHES, works full time in the department where she learned the ropes and contributed in Read More »

Jul 26, 2019

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Pharmacy student spends eye-opening rotation in rural MontanaBy Jan Jarvis Pharmacy student Rychlend Martin-Horne never imagined she would come face-to-face with a huge black bear and her cubs. The frightening experience during a 12-mile hike to Cracker Lake in Montana was not exactly what she expected from her six-week pharmacy rotation, but it was memorable. “I’m a city girl,” she said. “I Read More »

Jul 19, 2019