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Health Science Center to close Sept. 2 for Labor DayThe UNT Health Science Center, all clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians, and the Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, for Labor Day. The Lewis Health Science Library will be open as usual, but with modified hours Friday, Aug. 30 through Labor Day. UNTHSC returns to normal business hours on Tuesday, Read More »

Aug 28, 2019

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Library introduces ‘next generation’ in health information sharingBy Alex Branch As UNT Health Science Center librarians, Lorraine Sheldon and Brandy Klug understand the difficulty local health organizations have coordinating the services they provide people. As cancer survivors, they also know the difficulty people face finding reliable health information. To help remove those barriers, Sheldon, Klug and a team from the Gibson D. Read More »

Aug 27, 2019

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CHI helps eliminate sexual assault evidence backlogBy Jan Jarvis By the time Lavinia Masters’ rape kit was tested, more than 20 years had passed since she was assaulted. By then, the statute of limitations for the crime had expired. Through the work of the UNT Center for Human Identification, such scenarios are becoming fewer and are expected to be reduced even Read More »

Aug 22, 2019

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Dr. Paul Saenz to receive Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service AwardBy Alex Branch Paul S. Saenz, DO, a graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and Team Physician for the San Antonio Spurs, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award by UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He will receive the award at the UNTHSC White Read More »

Aug 21, 2019

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College of Pharmacy awarded four-year accreditationBy Jan Jarvis The UNT System College of Pharmacy at UNT Health Science has reached another milestone just eight years after it was founded in 2011. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has granted the college a four-year accreditation term, the maximum allowed for a new program. Achieving this latest goal has taken years of Read More »

Aug 20, 2019

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The dancers and their doctorsBy Jan Jarvis About halfway through a ballet season filled with graceful leaps and pounding landings, dancer Celesta Gaiera had not suffered a single injury. Physical therapy, massage and compression boots helped keep the Texas Ballet Theatre dancer on her feet through “Cinderella,” “Cleopatra” and “The Nutcracker.” “As dancers, we are extremely in tune with Read More »

Aug 19, 2019

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WE HAIL receives grant to improve care for older adultsBy Jan Jarvis UNT Health Science Center and its community partners are expanding their efforts to improve health care for older adults with the support of a $3.75 million federal grant. The Health Resources and Services Administration funding will address the growing needs of older adults through UNTHSC’s geriatric training program, Workforce Enhancement in Healthy Read More »

Aug 15, 2019

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Public Health grad pays it forward to inspire othersBy Sally Crocker As Beatle Ringo Starr once wrote, “You know, it don’t come easy.” For Dr. Carolyn Bradley-Guidry (DrPH ’19), the turning point came midway through her UNT Health Science Center public health doctoral degree program. The first in her family to graduate from college, with a nursing degree and a bachelor’s and master’s Read More »

Aug 13, 2019

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TCOM graduate starts unique pediatric fellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta   Nationwide, interest in the study of pediatric nephrology, which focuses on kidney disease in children, is declining. In 2017, 40 percent of the available fellowships in the specialty went unfilled. That didn’t faze Dr. Kim Piburn, a 2016 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate. She had always had a passion for Read More »

Aug 12, 2019

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Coming home to change health careBy Alex Branch Jeff Beeson, DO, grew up with UNT Health Science Center. As a kid, he watched Fourth of July fireworks with his father Don, the school’s long-time police chief, from a rooftop when it was just a medical school. He set up street cones to mark the route of the Cowtown Marathon, founded Read More »

Aug 7, 2019