Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center’s DNA team

January 29, 2014

Scientists at UNT Health Science Center who are trying to identify human remains excavated from a former reform school in Florida saw their work highlighted in news media outlets across the country this week.

Led by Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, UNTHSC scientists are trying to extract DNA from remains that are decades old in hopes of identifying boys who went missing from the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. University of South Florida anthropologists have announced that they have excavated 55 graves, which are 24 more than official records indicate should be there.

Here are some of the stories:

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TCOM is again Texas’ top source for family medicine physicians

By Alex Branch The UNT Health Science Center’s osteopathic medical school was the only medical school in Texas to place at least 25 percent of 2018 graduates in family medicine. It’s the latest example of the program’s leadership in reducing the state’s shortage of primary care phy...Read more

Dec 12, 2018

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For pharmacy class, a lesson in living with HIV

By Jan Jarvis   Shelia Neal can’t recall much of what happened on the day she learned she was HIV positive because of the sheer shock of it all. But one thing stands out. “Until then, I had never had a doctor bend down and look at me eye-to-eye,” she said. “But she did, and ...Read more

Dec 12, 2018

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A new dean for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

By Jan Jarvis   Michael Mathis, PhD, sees plenty of similarities between his current job at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his future one as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UNT Health Science Center. “A medical school and a vet...Read more

Dec 11, 2018

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Domestic violence’s painful legacy

By Sally Crocker In the fall of 1984, Maria Guadalupe Almaguer was murdered by her estranged husband, David Gonzales. The couple had been separated for two years following a rocky, abusive relationship, and Maria had been saving for a divorce. She had just been promoted at work, and thi...Read more

Dec 5, 2018