News Archive

Bringing better vision to Fort Worth children

By Jan Jarvis   One-by-one, the preschoolers inched into the darkened room, where they came face-to-face with what looked like a camera. “We’re going to take a picture of your eye,” said Ricardo Belmares, a PhD candidate at UNT Health Science Center. “Be still, be still. Beautiful.” In a matter of seconds, the preschoolers’ vision... Read more »

Oct 30, 2017

Sonny Singh

Making the path to a PhD more efficient

By Cari Hyden   How can we increase diversity among researchers, decrease the average number of years to get a PhD and help graduates get jobs in the field they studied for? Just ask Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD. He’s already doing it. Through his Neurobiology of Aging training grant from the National Institutes of Health,... Read more »

Oct 26, 2017

Biochemist honored by American Chemical Society

By Jan Jarvis   Laszlo Prokai, PhD, DSc, is the winner of the Wilfred T. Doherty Award, which recognizes significant achievements in research, teaching, and service. The award is given annually by the American Chemical Society and honors a chemist or chemical engineer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It is named for Wilfred T. (Doc) Doherty,... Read more »

Oct 26, 2017

Helping UNTHSC be ‘the best in pharmacy’

By Jan Jarvis   Andrew Weis grew up in a family of pharmacists. His father, mother and brother chose careers in pharmacy, as did he. “Pharmacy has been in my blood a long time,” Dr. Weis said. “Collectively my parents, brother and I have 175 years of pharmacy experience.” His dedication to the profession expanded... Read more »

Oct 18, 2017

A link between legalized marijuana and reduced opioid deaths

By Sally Crocker Opioid-related deaths decreased following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, according to a study led by a public health researcher from UNT Health Science Center. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a 6 percent reduction in opioid-related deaths in the two years after Colorado’s marijuana legalization,... Read more »

Oct 17, 2017

From personal trainer to PhD candidate

By Justin Sprick, GSBS student   I was working as a personal trainer in my hometown of Odessa when an article caught my eye in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. It was about using blood flow restriction exercise, which uses inflatable cuffs to reduce blood to the working muscles, as a novel strategy... Read more »

Oct 13, 2017

A milestone for new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building

By Alex Branch University and community leaders marked a major milestone in the construction of the new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building, with an event celebrating the 5-story building reaching its final height. UNT Health Science Center President Michael R. Williams, new UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe, state Rep. Charlie Geren, employees and students were... Read more »

Oct 12, 2017

IPE event studies lessons of Gotham

By Sally Crocker Incoming School of Public Health graduate students learned how one of the country’s most important and controversial public health campaigns produced ground-breaking results in New York City. The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) exercise studied lessons from Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives, the bestselling... Read more »

Oct 12, 2017

Extraordinary Teamwork leads TCOM student to new TB discoveries

By Sally Crocker   A collaborative effort between UNTHSC, the CDC and Tarrant County Public Health helped establish more effective information-gathering methods in TB prevention efforts and provided some high-level recognition for fourth-year TCOM student Patrick Crowley. Crowley has been published in the Texas Journal of Public Health for his work with Dr. Thad Miller,... Read more »

Oct 6, 2017