Health Science Center collaborates with Cook ChildrenA€AsAPs Physician Network

March 2, 2007

The Health Science Center and Cook Childrenâ??s Physician Network have founded a partnership to further improve the health of Tarrant County through primary care and public health research.

  Researchers and leaders from both the North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network, or NorTex, housed in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Cook Childrenâ??s met on Jan. 22 to discuss and establish the mission, values, goals and objectives of the new team, named the Cook Childrenâ??s/NorTex Interdisciplinary Research Team, or CIRT.

  Various disciplines constitute CIRT, including pediatrics, family medicine, epidemiology, health management and policy, social and behavioral sciences, and basic scientists. Research that is undertaken by CIRT will focus on primary care and public health issues in Tarrant County.

  NorTex, under the direction of Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH, assistant professor of family and community medicine at the Health Science Center, is a network of more than 70 clinics in North Texas. It has received National Institutes of Health funding through the Health Science Centerâ??s Texas Center for Health Disparities and is active in cardiovascular, HIV/AIDS and preventive research. 

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Dr. Diana Cervantes named among Fort Worth’s ‘most influential’ for public health service during the pandemic

By Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes has spent the last year keeping people informed and updated on all things coronavirus, and now she’s being recognized as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s “400 Most Influential People” for helping protect the community’s health during the pandemic. Dr....Read more

Jun 8, 2021

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Celebrating Juneteenth

By Diane Smith-Pinckney On June 19 1865, Major General Gordan Granger marched into Galveston with a critical message: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”  This was the opening se...Read more

Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Scott Walters
The realities of ‘breaking bad’ and how one HSC researcher is attacking the opioid crisis

By 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 quite some time, concerned parents in his fa...Read more

Jun 8, 2021

MET Building at UNTHSC
HSC Health Diabetes Education Service Merits ADA Recognition

The prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service was recently awarded to the HSC Health Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program. ADA believes that this service offers high...Read more

Jun 8, 2021