HSC Professor to chair a national group on the impact of COVID-19

June 8, 2020

By Jan Jarvis

Yasser Salem Web

Dr. Yasser Salem, Professor of Physical Therapy, has been appointed to chair a national group that will focus on identifying the impact of COVID-19 on children with disability, their families and professionals working with them.

He will lead a work group created by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to help prepare individuals and families for the aftershocks of the pandemic and the ongoing needs of children with disability.

Children with disability worldwide face substantial and ever-increasing unmet needs, Dr. Salem said.

“The coronavirus pandemic is considered a catalyst to any effort to meet the needs of those children,” he said. “The pandemic is not over yet, but we already see the devastating effects on this vulnerable population.”

This work group will identify strategies in all practice arenas to support the populations that are served now and in the future.

July 4th Covid 19 Fc
Navigating through July 4th and the summer of COVID-19

By Sally Crocker In light of new state guidelines issued last week, HSC public health expert Diana Cervantes offers some tips on how to conduct July 4th gatherings and other summertime activities with friends and family. The advice comes after the Texas Governor’s Office closed bars and ...Read more

Jun 30, 2020

Food Insecurity Donations Fc
Food insecurity concerns heighten for many as COVID-19 again surges

By Sally Crocker New HSC faculty member Charlotte Noble, PhD, MPH, and her family moved from Florida to Fort Worth in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little was yet known about the reach of the virus, its outcomes and how long it would last. Months later, as states like Texas...Read more

Jun 29, 2020

Mayor Price Fc
50 Heroes: Mayor Betsy Price

Mayor Betsy Price and HSC share a mission to create solutions for a healthier community. Price, first elected Mayor in 2011, has consistently promoted strategies and activities that improve the fitness, health and well-being of Fort Worth residents. Her devotion to elevating the city’s over...Read more

Jun 29, 2020

Gwirtz Color Fc
‘This has been my home.’ Associate dean leaving HSC after nearly 38 years of special memories.

By Diane Smith When Patricia Gwirtz, PhD, FACC, FAHA, retires from her post as Associate Dean of Education at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on June 30, she leaves the campus with bragging rights – she has taught physiology to every medical student since 1982. Dr. Gwirtz also...Read more

Jun 29, 2020