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Less calories, longer livesBy Jan Jarvis   Since 2000, Dr. Rozalyn Anderson has studied aging and how calorie restriction helps monkeys live longer, healthier lives. What she has found is monkeys who eat less than their peers get fewer diseases of aging, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. “A smaller body means a longer life and greater health,” Read More »

May 10, 2018

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Public health student develops infection control program for Liberian hospitalBy Sally Crocker   A UNT Health Science Center public health student has developed a sustainable program to control infection and manage infectious waste for Phebe Hospital in Liberia, where one of that country’s first known cases of Ebola was diagnosed in 2014. DrPH candidate Laura Phipps, MPH, CPH, RS, who graduates in May from Read More »

May 9, 2018

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Students win first place in emergency medicine simulation competitionBy Sarah Jane Grisham A group of UNT Health Center medical students have won first place in a statewide medical emergency simulation contest. The UNTHSC’s Student Initiative in Medical Simulation (SIMS) interest group competed in the “Sim Wars” contest held recently in Houston. In Sim Wars, groups of five students each are given a scenario Read More »

May 7, 2018

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Historic effort to accelerate research and improve healthBy Dan Burgard The medical library at UNT Health Science Center is assisting a historic national effort to gather health data on 1 million people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. UNTHSC’s Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library recently received a $6.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health Read More »

May 4, 2018

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Student devotes spare time to ensuring kids are safe in carsBy Sally Crocker   UNTHSC public health student Elizabeth Velarde – a busy mom juggling graduate school, a job and community volunteer work – understands the challenges that parents face when time is at a premium and it’s important to get things right. Before coming to UNT Health Science Center to pursue her MPH in Read More »

May 3, 2018

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UNTHSC honors Mayor Price as public health championBy Sally Crocker   Mayor Betsy Price has been a tireless advocate for improving the health and well-being of Fort Worth residents, from backing the Blue Zones and FitWorth initiatives for a healthier community, to supporting a Smoke-Free Fort Worth and leading the charge for safe neighborhoods, bike sharing, safe roads, physical activity, children’s literacy Read More »

May 2, 2018

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Prestigious honor for UNTHSC physicianBy Alex Branch A UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor who oversees the university’s correctional medicine program was awarded the prestigious W. Kenneth Riland Memorial Lecture by the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. John Mills, DO, MPH, delivered the lecture “Ethical Issues in Correctional Health Care” and was presented the award at the Read More »

May 1, 2018

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Residencies offer specialized training for future pharmacistsBy Jan Jarvis   The e-mail that Brittany Cox had been anticipating arrived exactly on time. “I woke up at 7 and it came right after that,” she said. “It was such a relief to finally know what I’ll be doing for the next year.” Cox and 13 fourth-year UNT System College of Pharmacy students Read More »

Apr 30, 2018

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Students offer expertise, compassion in screenings for hepatitisBy Alex Branch   A group of UNT Health Science Center students is putting its interest in infectious diseases to work in charity clinics and among high-risk populations in North Texas. Members of the Infectious Disease Interest Group student organization have tested at least 150 people for hepatitis B and C at a half dozen Read More »

Apr 25, 2018

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Empathy in actionBy Alli Haltom   Evonne Kaplan-Liss was struggling with the effects of ulcerative colitis, recovering from surgery and feeling hopeless. “I sank into a deep depression,” said Kaplan-Liss, now a physician and Assistant Dean of Narrative Reflection and Patient Communication for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. “I was only 17, and all I Read More »

Apr 23, 2018