News Archive

Tornado FC
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

Alc FC
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

TOP FC
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

CUL FC
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

Carlin FC 1
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

Victor FC
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

Nnaka FC
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

Holiday WC
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

FROST FC
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

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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