News Archive

Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald to headline Legends event

By Kerry Gunnels   The Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event, will feature rock ’n’ roll headliners Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald at its fifth anniversary presentation. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 7 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. The curtain will rise... Read more »

Jul 10, 2017

Alum helps good science find financial backers

By Betsy Friauf   During four years earning her PhD in the Visual Science Graduate Program, Jaclyn Bermudez received prestigious awards for her dedication to research into how glaucoma robs millions of people of their eyesight. Now she’s taking her visionary reach to the next level by launching a career matching dollars with promising research.... Read more »

Jul 7, 2017

New CDC article weighs importance of BMI in African American women’s health

By: Sally Crocker A new CDC journal article questions the common use of BMI, or Body Mass Index, as a measurement of health for African American women, suggesting instead a more holistic, multifaceted approach to preventing chronic disease and motivating healthy behaviors. African American women have a higher prevalence (82 percent) of being overweight and... Read more »

Jul 5, 2017

UNTHSC researchers tapped for NIH leadership roles

By Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center researchers have been selected for leadership roles on National Institutes of Health scientific review boards. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Interim Director for the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease Research, will chair the Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study... Read more »

Jun 30, 2017

A Junior Medical School for Fort Worth’s future doctors

By Alli Haltom   The inaugural class of 60 students at the planned TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine isn’t expected until summer 2019, but more than two dozen eighth graders have already gotten a peek of life at the new school. Twenty-seven students from Fort Worth ISD schools recently participated in Junior Medical School,... Read more »

Jun 29, 2017

For astronaut, UNTHSC was where it all began

By Alex Branch Scientists who studied at UNT Health Science Center have taken their skills to all parts of the world. Jim Pawelczyk, PhD, took his into space. Almost 20 years ago, he boarded space shuttle Columbia as a payload specialist on a 16-day flight devoted to the study of the brain and central nervous... Read more »

Jun 28, 2017

Harnessing human movement

By Alex Branch   Like an actress on a science fiction movie set, Karen Esser prepares for her role surrounded by laboratory technicians attaching small bulb-like fixtures to her black Spandex suit. Within minutes, 54 bulbs – known as reflective markers – cover her body. Esser is led to a treadmill in front of a... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

Teamwork that improves patient care

By Alex Branch   A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network will ensure that physicians receive the highest quality continuing education opportunities and enhance patient care and safety in Tarrant County. On June 1, the Health Science Center’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) began designing and managing continuing... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

Better communication, better doctors

By Alli Haltom It had all the appearances of an improv class. Instructors were leading nearly 60 participants in role-playing exercises involving time travelers, smart phones and the challenges of telling a story of a harrowing event in just 18 seconds. But it was a curriculum demonstration – not an acting class – led by... Read more »

Jun 15, 2017

GSBS students are transforming lives — and the world

By Betsy Friauf Since its first class graduated in 1994, these 2,250 alumni have: Blazed trails in research Educated thousands of students, from elementary schoolers to post-docs Made communities stronger and healthier, the world over A prime example is Hassan Azzazy, PhD, Professor of Chemistry at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He leads the... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017