News Archive

Patient Safety Summit shares innovations inspired by tragedies

By Jan Jarvis Lessons learned from tragedy – both in the skies and on the ground – will be addressed during UNT Health Science Center’s third annual Patient Safety Summit starting Thursday at the Fort Worth Club. During the third annual summit on the “Ethical Imperative of Highly Reliable and Safe Patient Care,” participants will... Read more »

Feb 7, 2018

A bloody mystery of Bonnie and Clyde

By Jeff Carlton She wore eyeglasses — the kind one wears to see better, not dark ones for glare or disguise. They were silver rimmed, and fell from her shot-torn face as her limp form was lowered from the car onto a funeral truck. The glasses were thickly splotched with blood, the blood of a killer’s girl... Read more »

Feb 5, 2018

Clearing the smoke from Fort Worth

By Alex Branch Fort Worth soon will be officially smoke free. On March 12, the city’s updated smoking ordinance prohibiting smoking in bars and bingo parlors will take effect, bringing Fort Worth in line with every other major Texas city. “Fort Worth has made great strides in health and wellness, with many of our initiatives... Read more »

Jan 31, 2018

A doctorate in music and medicine

By Jan Jarvis   Through a partnership with UNT Health Science Center, the University of North Texas in Denton is now offering the world’s first music doctoral degree in performing arts health. The new concentration will focus on hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists, said Sajid Surve, DO, Associate... Read more »

Jan 29, 2018

A tale of funding, public good and next steps

By Sally Crocker   In 2012, a group of UNTHSC faculty were approached with a unique opportunity. Millions of dollars had suddenly become available through Medicaid to fund innovative health care delivery projects for low-income and uninsured patients. The catch? Funding was performance-based, awarded as successful progress was proven. The Health Science Center could lose... Read more »

Jan 25, 2018

Helping communities plan for the unexpected

By Sally Crocker   A UNT Health Science Center instructor and students are leading an effort to help small and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations. With support from the UTA Urban Planning Department, the team, led by Dr. Melissa Oden from the UNTHSC School of Public Health, has developed a rural community disaster... Read more »

Jan 24, 2018

NIH researchers join UNTHSC as alcohol/substance abuse program expands

By Sally Crocker Three nationally known alcohol and substance abuse researchers — Dr. Melissa A. Lewis, Dr. Dana M. Litt and Dr. Eun-Young Mun – have been appointed to the UNTHSC School of Public Health faculty, underlining the school’s intent to become a national center of excellence in substance abuse education and research. “We welcome... Read more »

Jan 22, 2018

46 UNTHSC physicians named to Top Docs lists

By Jan Jarvis   Forty-six UNT Health Science Center physicians have been recognized as Top Doctors, as selected by their peers for listings in Texas Monthly, Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West. Three UNTHSC physicians from Geriatrics have been recognized as Super Doctors by Texas Monthly. In addition, two physicians from Family Medicine were named... Read more »

Jan 18, 2018

Turning the kitchen into a classroom

By Jan Jarvis   As someone who enjoys a good meal, Molly Chang was eager to sample the different dishes that are cooked each week in the Culinary Medicine course. “I love trying out recipes and eating new foods, so cooking with friends and getting a free meal is right up my alley,” she said.... Read more »

Jan 17, 2018

A ‘major league’ success

By Alex Branch A 2015 School of Health Professions graduate will help put injured Miami Marlins baseball players back on the playing field this summer. Steve Carlin PT, DPT, will treat players throughout the organization as the rehabilitation coordinator at the Marlins spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla. Carlin, 28, is tasked with post-operative and... Read more »

Jan 9, 2018