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Rare birth defect won’t deter TCOM student from reaching her dreamBy Steven Bartolotta One day last year, TCOM medical student Taylor Orcutt joined other members of the Pediatric Club to administer eye screenings on children at Glen Park Elementary School. Orcutt, whose left arm ends at the elbow because of a rare birth defect, has never let that stand in the way of what she Read More »

Sep 20, 2019

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Dr. John Licciardone named UNT System Regents ProfessorBy Steven Bartolotta For over three decades, Dr. John C. Licciardone has been making a difference. His research is world renowned, his writing has been published in national and international journals and his impact on the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has been considerable. In recognition of his work and the contributions he has made Read More »

Sep 18, 2019

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NamUs creates division to aid victims’ familiesBy Jan Jarvis   When a loved one goes missing, families face unimaginable challenges, from coping with the disappearance to finding the person is deceased and then navigating the complex process of bringing them home. To help families navigate the trauma related to a loved one’s disappearance, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or Read More »

Sep 13, 2019

Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries needed, study findsBy Alex Branch   A School of Public Health alumnus and a current faculty member have received national media attention for research that concluded the number of injuries caused by electronic cigarettes is probably drastically underreported. Amid increased attention given to the safety of e-cigarettes, The New York Times, CNN and other media outlets have Read More »

Sep 13, 2019

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SPH researcher finds all positives in new Texas over 21 smoking lawBy Sally Crocker Like the significant impact seen with age 21 drinking laws, states like Texas now have an opportunity to make a big difference in keeping other harmful substances out of the hands of teens, says a UNT Health Science Center public health researcher. Tracey Barnett, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Read More »

Sep 9, 2019

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Innovation and teamwork amplify the national fight against tuberculosisBy Betsy Friauf   At UNT Health Science Center, “collaboration” is more than a watchword; it’s one of our Values. Our collaborative culture kicks in on Day One when new team members attend Orientation. We invite everyone to introduce themselves to the group and share their passion and projects. This sharing started a collaboration with Read More »

Sep 6, 2019

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TCOM receives grant for Graduate Medical Education programBy Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has been awarded a $250,000 grant to establish a new Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency program with three partners in Hood County. The grant by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will help TCOM establish a new Family Medicine residency program with Lake Granbury Medical Center, Read More »

Sep 5, 2019

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DNA dilemmasBy Jan Jarvis Melody Josserand took an at-home DNA test on a lark, hoping to find out what part of Europe her ancestors were from. The DNA analyst at UNT Health Science Center knew she was adopted, but says she never was particularly curious about her biological parents. But as soon as the results came Read More »

Aug 30, 2019

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White Coat Ceremony ‘lights a fire’ in new studentsBy Alex Branch   Olivia Selby began her journey to becoming a physician assistant with a few steps onto the stage at Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium. Onstage, the first-year UNT Health Science Center student was cloaked in a white coat, a symbol of trust between a provider and patient. “Walking out on stage to Read More »

Aug 29, 2019

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Professorship focuses on health disparities faced by South AsiansBy Jan Jarvis As soon as he was settled in the United States after moving here from India, Naresh Vashisht arranged for his mother back home to join him. But the move brought heartbreak. Giving to UNTHSC UNTHSC relies on gifts from supporters, like you, to propel our students, programs, and research. Make a Gift Read More »

Aug 28, 2019