News Archive

Research aims to optimize brain’s defense mechanisms to combat TBI

By Jan Jarvis   A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen to anyone at any age, in any place and under all manner of circumstances. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience loss of cognitive and sensorimotor functions following TBI annually. Those who survive the initial injury often cope with enormous... Read more »

Jan 4, 2018

First tragedy, then inspiration

By Alex Branch The purpose of Tonychris Nnaka’s life revealed itself with the death of his sister. He was the youngest of 10 siblings — and the only boy — but his sister, Light, 12, was closest in age. She was his playmate and best friend while growing up in Nigeria. She died of a... Read more »

Jan 2, 2018

Health Science Center to close for winter break

The UNT Health Science Center will close at noon Friday, Dec. 22. UNTHSC will remain closed through Monday, Jan. 1, for the winter holiday. All classes and administrative offices will be closed during this time. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at 8 a.m. All clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians will... Read more »

Dec 21, 2017

What happened to Francine Frost?

By Jeff Carlton   On the night of Feb. 16, 1981, Francine Frost went grocery shopping in Tulsa, Okla., and was never seen again. Other than her car keys, found dangling from her car door in the grocery store parking lot of a Skaggs Alpha Beta, there was no trace of this 44-year-old nurse, wife... Read more »

Dec 20, 2017

Innovating to solve pressing health problems

By Betsy Friauf   Innovation in health care delivery is crucial. For proof, look no further than CVS’ plan to buy Aetna or Amazon’s signal that it may begin distributing prescription drugs. For students in the UNT System College of Pharmacy who are looking to become the providers of the future, a crucial element is... Read more »

Dec 18, 2017

MHA students bring home the gold at North Texas Case Competition

By Sally Crocker A team of UNT Health Science Center MHA students has taken the top prize at this year’s American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas (ACHENTX) Case Competition. Tasked with a real-world challenge, much like projects they will take on in their future careers as health care leaders, teams from UNTHSC and other... Read more »

Dec 15, 2017

student standing by window

A sense of service and a desire to help

By Giovanny Destin, TCOM student   The challenges many of my students faced were etched on their faces when they arrived at Polytechnic High School each morning. Some were tired from working a job late in the evening to help support their families. Some showed stress from problems at home. Others were unhealthy from lack... Read more »

Dec 12, 2017

Teamwork that produces better research

By Jan Jarvis   A new agreement between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network is expected to open the door to new discoveries and give Tarrant County patients greater access to cutting-edge research and ultimately new treatments. This approach streamlines the process and makes it possible to take research from bench to bedside... Read more »

Dec 6, 2017

‘Don’t tell them that they can’t’

By Alex Branch Londyn Miner can pinpoint the moment that started her path to UNT Health Science Center. It was seven years ago in her Granbury living room, as she tearfully explained her 15-month-old son’s devastating prognosis to a physical therapist. An MRI had revealed that Orion’s cerebellum — the part of the brain that... Read more »

Dec 5, 2017

Taking aim at metastatic prostate cancer

By Jan Jarvis When prostate cancer spreads to the bone it can be challenging to treat and often results in pain, fractures and limited survival. But an approach that delivers chemotherapy directly to the cancerous bone lesions shows promise as a new treatment that reduces tumor size and relieves pain for men with advanced prostate... Read more »

Dec 4, 2017