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Professor honored for outstanding contributions to field of biomedical engineeringBy Alex Branch   Rita Patterson, PhD, a UNT Health Science Center Professor, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows, one of the highest professional distinctions for medical and biological engineers. Dr. Patterson was recognized for outstanding translational research in wrist biomechanics, collaborative opportunities across educational backgrounds Read More »

Apr 16, 2018

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‘All I needed was a chance’By Raul Vintimilla, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience   I had earned my medical degree and finished a three-year hospital residency in Cuenca, Ecuador when I decided to move my family to the United States. I had discovered during my training that clinical care was not my passion — research was. And the United States Read More »

Apr 11, 2018

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Innovative educator receives “40 under 40” awardBy Alex Branch   Brandy Schwarz, DPT, is an educator, mentor and innovator. The UNT Health Science Center Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy adopts all three roles as she prepares students to become health care providers of the future. The Fort Worth Business Press will honor Dr. Schwarz for her impact on students and in Read More »

Apr 10, 2018

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Energy and enthusiasm surround RAD celebrationBy Jan Jarvis   Alissa Mirochnitchenko anticipated that her poster on survival sex, drug use and reproductive autonomy might get noticed by a few people at Research Appreciation Day. But the medical science student underestimated its appeal. “I feel like I’ve been talking all day,” she said. “I guess the title was really enticing to faculty, Read More »

Apr 9, 2018

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UNTHSC physician to lead American Academy of OsteopathyBy Alex Branch Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, has been selected President-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a national organization of about 9,000 physicians and students. Dr. Hensel, a UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, will spend one year as President-elect and assume the presidency in Read More »

Apr 9, 2018

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Research Appreciation DayBy Jan Jarvis   The first year Brina Snyder presented a poster for Research Appreciation Day she was nervous about what to expect. Three years and three RADs later, Snyder has learned a thing or two. “You have to practice,” she said, “The more you say it, the better you say it and the easier Read More »

Apr 4, 2018

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Emergency preparedness toolkit for small and rural communities rolls out across the U.S.By: Sally Crocker   A quick reference guide to help small towns and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations is now available for free download on four Texas websites and is being rolled out across the U.S. by a UNT Health Science Center public health professor and her team. The Toolkit for Rural Communities Read More »

Apr 3, 2018

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National education honors for physical therapy facultyBy Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center educators received national honors in education at the annual meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Myles Quiben, PhD, DPT, Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, earned the Distinguished Educator Award from the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Quiben was recognized for Read More »

Apr 2, 2018

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Panel at TCU discusses effective ways to combat opioid crisisBy Jan Jarvis A nasal spray of the drug Naloxone can instantly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save someone’s life. At a time when 115 Americans die daily after overdosing on opioids, the drug could have a huge impact, a panel of experts said at the TCU Annual Health Care Forum “The Read More »

Mar 30, 2018

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Information fair, panel discussion to highlight Autism Awareness DayBy Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center will celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Monday by hosting a comprehensive information fair for people impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Representatives from Fort Worth ISD, My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County, Autism Speaks, Easterseals North Texas and other agencies will help UNTHSC provide information Read More »

Mar 29, 2018