News Archive

An advocate for better geriatric care

By Jan Jarvis   Janice Knebl, DO, recently focused attention on the shortage of health care professionals trained to meet the growing elderly population when she testified at the U.S. Capitol before the Congressional Sub-Committee on Health. But Dr. Knebl’s presentation did more than show a need to fund federal programs to train a health... Read more »

Sep 28, 2017

UNTHSC student honored by American Public Health Association

By Sally Crocker   Perhaps the main reason that UNT Health Science Center student Shivani Goswami was selected as this year’s Barbara Starfield Medical Scholar by the American Public Health Association (APHA) is because of her desire to build a better health care system. As a future health care leader selected for this prestigious national... Read more »

Sep 26, 2017

Editorial questions measurement frequently used in population health studies

By Sally Crocker In a new American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) editorial, a UNT Health Science Center professor challenges a conventional research formula for measuring the health of populations, calling the method age discriminatory. M. Harvey Brenner, PhD, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public... Read more »

Sep 22, 2017

A better way to treat back pain

By Jan Jarvis   Almost everyone suffers low back pain at some point in their lives. The question is how to relieve it. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center are working to find the answer. By analyzing the DNA of low back pain sufferers, the goal is to uncover which patients are most likely to... Read more »

Sep 21, 2017

Goldman Scholar

Goldman scholarship ‘means the world’ to driven student

By Jan Jarvis   Sarah Edwards has always ridden her bicycle everywhere – to high school classes and later college, to part-time jobs and everywhere else. She has no driver’s license and few options. “We’ve never really had a car,” Edwards said. “But that didn’t stop me because I’ve always been very self-driven.” That ambition... Read more »

Sep 20, 2017

UNTHSC launches Alzheimer’s study

By Jan Jarvis   One of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted in the United States involving Mexican-Americans and Alzheimer’s disease is underway at UNT Health Science Center. Interested in learning how to be a study participant? Call 817-735-2963 for more information. The goal is to answer a consequential question: Why do Hispanics develop... Read more »

Sep 14, 2017

A passion for public health

By Sally Crocker The School of Public Health was in its infancy when Lilly Ramphal-Naley, MD, MPH, joined as adjunct faculty in 2000. The school had been officially founded just one year before at UNT Health Science Center. Accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health was still a year away. But since those... Read more »

Sep 14, 2017

Students transform seniors’ lives with art and music

By Cari Hyden   Mrs. Jones, a resident at Westmore Senior Living, wouldn’t leave her room and spent her days largely “staring at the walls.” But a class led by a UNTHSC student transformed her life and added a spark to the lives of many more Westmore Senior Living residents. Flora Park, a Medical Sciences... Read more »

Sep 14, 2017

Better outcomes for underserved patients

By Sally Crocker   A team of graduates from UNT Health Science Center’s School of Public Health (SPH) is working toward improved patient outcomes in treatment and prevention of cancer, diabetes, maternal/child health and infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C. Rohit Ojha, DrPH (SPH ’10), was recruited last year to establish and lead... Read more »

Sep 12, 2017

Lesa B. Roe

Lesa Roe named UNT System Chancellor

  The University of North Texas System Board of Regents has selected Lesa Roe, Acting Deputy Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as its new Chancellor. Ms. Roe’s formal selection was approved by the board on September 8. “Lesa Roe is a change agent and that’s what excites me about her arrival... Read more »

Sep 8, 2017