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TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine awarded preliminary accreditationBy Maricar Estrella   Fort Worth is now home to the nation’s newest M.D. School. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education awarded preliminary accreditation to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, opening the doors for student recruitment. The first class of 60 medical students is expected in July 2019. TCU and UNTHSC School of Read More »

Oct 19, 2018

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New IREB praised as both a work of art and a technological wonderBy Jan Jarvis   As she stood on the first floor of the new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building, Alyssa Wilder envisioned herself spending a lot of time there. “Oh my gosh there’s so much space and look at all this glass,” said Wilder, a first-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student. “When you’re stuck Read More »

Oct 19, 2018

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TCOM earns 10-year accreditation with highest distinctionBy Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was granted a 10-year Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome, the highest level of accreditation given by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). “We’re very pleased to have earned the highest level of accreditation possible,” said Frank Filipetto, DO, Interim Dean of TCOM. Read More »

Oct 17, 2018

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PA students maintain 100 percent pass rate on national examBy Alex Branch   For the fourth straight year, every graduate of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center passed the national certification exam on the first attempt – the second- longest streak among the eight programs in the state of Texas. Master of Physician Assistant Studies Learn more about admissions requirements, Read More »

Oct 16, 2018

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TCOM alum honored for project about home birthsBy Alex Branch   A UNT Health Science Center graduate won a national leadership award for creating an educational web resource to help patients who are considering a home birth. Chandler Sparks, DO, MPH, a 2018 graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Rural Scholar, was one of 30 people selected as Read More »

Oct 15, 2018

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Patient advocate and researcher honored with 2018 Health Literacy Hero awardBy Sally Crocker Dr. Teresa Wagner’s own experiences as a mother trying to help her daughters through two life-threatening health scares, misdiagnosis and providers’ failure to recognize critical symptoms ignited her passion to lead the charge for improved patient health literacy and better communication between physicians and patients across Texas. In recognition of her efforts Read More »

Oct 11, 2018

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The pets (and people) of UNTHSCBy Jan Jarvis  Whether it’s a feline friend or a gregarious goat, pets play a unique role in people’s lives – including those who work at UNT Health Science Center. Here we feature people from across campus, and the pets that light up their lives. J.D. the bull; Egeenee Daniels, DVM Most bulls become Read More »

Oct 10, 2018

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Promising treatment for disease that destroys eye tissueBy Jan Jarvis   Ocular inflammation uveitis is a serious disease that can destroy eye tissue and cause irreversible blindness. Fortunately, blindness and eye damage can be prevented by suppressing the immune system and treating the disease with corticosteroids, said Sai Chavala, MD, Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Director of Translational Research at the Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

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First semester of college represents ‘red zone’ for student drinkingBy Sally Crocker What happens in the first semester of college can profoundly impact students’ alcohol use and future drinking behaviors, especially during the first six weeks, says UNTHSC Associate Professor Dana M. Litt, PhD. Dr. Litt is leading a new study on ways to reach freshmen when they are most impressionable. The three-year project Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

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I use my PT training to help my communityBy Chelsea Barron, Student, Department of Physical Therapy   Movement is freedom: That’s a truth I have encountered many times in life. It was true when a back injury sidelined me from my high school soccer team and I watched in agony as my teammates competed without me. It was true when a woman in the Read More »

Oct 8, 2018