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Former baseball player gears up for new career as HSC physician assistant graduateBy Diane Smith Sean Jamieson has long practiced a strategy that helped him during a critical time – keeping good grades. Jamieson followed baseball aspirations from his native Canada to New York to Nevada. When he was steps away from the major leagues, a shoulder injury stole his dream. Balancing strong academics with sports helped Read More »

May 12, 2020

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Dr. Claire Peel leaves HSC with a legacy of innovative leadershipBy Jan Jarvis To some, Dr. Claire Peel is best known for bringing her therapy dog Luke to campus and introducing The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth to the therapeutic benefits of pets. But to many, she is nationally recognized as a talented researcher and educator. Since joining HSC in Read More »

May 12, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Andras LackoA successful scientist must have a sense of wonder. Wonder drives Dr. Andras Lacko to continue doing innovative research at HSC past the age when many investigators hang up their lab coats. And wonder propels his relentless pursuit of a cancer treatment that kills cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. He is working on a Read More »

May 11, 2020

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Videos instruct young musicians on how to clean instruments before returning them to schoolBy Jan Jarvis After playing musical instruments during the school year, it is time for students to return the rental equipment, a task that takes on new meaning during the pandemic. At a time when social distancing is required and hygiene is a top concern, how do middle and high school students properly clean their Read More »

May 11, 2020

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Clinical Research Management online master’s degree gives students more optionsBy Jan Jarvis The demand for well-trained clinical research professionals is so high that when students complete a master’s degree in Clinical Research Management at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, they are almost guaranteed a job. “There is a huge opportunity for trained professionals in this area,” said Stephen Read More »

May 8, 2020

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TCOM Class of 2023 is dashing to revive an old traditionBy Steven Bartolotta Being healthy is very much a natural instinct, but it’s something people are craving more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. So Dr. Michael Smith, TCOM’s Year 1 Director of Curriculum, has been sprinkling ideas throughout the calendar year to the Class of 2023 about exercise and good healthy habits. He was Read More »

May 6, 2020

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HSC System College of Pharmacy examines 4 COVID-19 mythsCompiled by Crystal Howell, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy, UNT System College of Pharmacy MYTH 1: If I don’t have a fever, I don’t have COVID-19. A fever is roughly 100.4° F sustained over an hour, or greater than 100.9° F. Patients who are found to have SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus disease 2019 Read More »

May 6, 2020

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New MHA Director joins HSC at critical time in healthcare leadershipBy Sally Crocker At 17, Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, left St. Louis for New York City to study jazz performance. It wasn’t long, though, before he was so moved by the people and needs he encountered there that his career path and life ambitions turned to serving others through nursing and ultimately healthcare leadership Read More »

May 4, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. James CaffreyRecognized for his outstanding contributions to research in integrative physiology, Dr. James Caffrey also will be remembered for the discoveries he made in others.  Dr. Caffrey, who joined UNTHSC in 1977 and earned accolades in the laboratory and classroom, also led HSC efforts to identify, cultivate and mentor minority students in careers as research scientists. Read More »

May 4, 2020

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Advice for helping kids understand their role in COVID-19 preventionBy Sally Crocker Family grocery shopping is a different adventure when your mom is a public health epidemiologist called “Dr. Microbe” by her friends and colleagues. When her daughter was very young, Dr. Diana Cervantes, Director of the MPH Epidemiology program at the HSC School of Public Health, would play a little game of “let’s Read More »

May 1, 2020