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Health disparities conference to focus on precision medicineBy Alex Branch Personalized medicine is a rapidly-emerging approach to disease prevention and treatment but too often research participation is not reflective of our country demographics. Ensuring that the racial and ethnic, minority, socioeconomically-disadvantaged and rural populations that disproportionally share the burden of poor health share the benefits of personalized care is the focus of Read More »

Jun 4, 2018

Marissa Tan received the U.S. Public Health Service Award
UNTHSC student honored with prestigious U.S. Public Health Service AwardBy Sally Crocker Marissa Tan, who graduated from UNTHSC last week with both a DO degree and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), has received the U.S. Public Health Service Award in recognition of her work to promote health equity through academics, research and volunteerism. This national award is given to medical students who are Read More »

May 31, 2018

Andras Lacko, PhD researches HDL Drug Delivery
Partnership explores using HDL as a tool for delivering drugsBy Jan Jarvis   UNT Health Science Center has joined with the international biopharmaceutical company Cerenis Therapeutics to develop HDL-based drug delivery systems for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The joint strategic partnership called the “HDL Drug Delivery Initiative” will leverage the expertise of the research team led by Andras Lacko, PhD, Professor of Physiology Read More »

May 29, 2018

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CERENIS Therapeutics and University of North Texas Health Science Center announce a strategic initiative to develop new HDL-based pharmaceutical productsCERENIS Therapeutics (FR0012616852 – CEREN – PEA PME eligible),an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of HDL-based innovative therapies for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases,as well as new HDL-based vectors for targeted drug delivery in the field of oncology and HDL platform technologies, announced the signing of a strategic partnership with the Read More »

May 29, 2018

Patrick Clay wins Faculty Award
Faculty award goes to professor with unique approach to teachingBy Jan Jarvis   Patrick Clay, PharmD, is known for making his classes so engaging that even the most challenging concepts involving infectious diseases are easily understood. He has used his own version of improvisational theater to train UNT System College of Pharmacy students to think on their feet, something healthcare professionals must do every Read More »

May 25, 2018

Sagar Shah awarded prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship
Medical student awarded prestigious Howard Hughes fellowshipBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center medical student Sagar Shah has been awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship. Shah, who recently completed his second year at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is one of just 66 medical, dental and veterinary students selected nationwide to receive support for Read More »

May 23, 2018

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Expect more diseases from ticks, mosquitoes and fleasBy Jan Jarvis   Get out the bug repellant and protective clothing. It could be a rough summer. Rickettsiosis, murine typhus and relapsing fever are just a few of the insect-borne diseases that could make area residents sick this summer. Already the Tick-Borne Disease Research Laboratory at UNT Health Science Center is braced for a Read More »

May 22, 2018

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Public health team tackles infant mortality problemBy Sally Crocker   College student Tassanee Harris isn’t planning to start a family anytime soon, but she’s taking steps now to help ensure that when she’s ready, she can be at her healthiest and give her future children the best start possible. Harris, a junior at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, is an advisory Read More »

May 18, 2018

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Students share what ethics mean to themBy Alex Branch   Four students earned $1,000 awards for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Awards Presentation. The winners were all first-year-students: Prachi Thapar, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Katherine Mankus, School of Health Professions Heily Pham, UNT System College of Pharmacy Ellias Hishmeh, UNT System College of Pharmacy. The awards Read More »

May 17, 2018

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Commencement holds special meaning for Physical Therapy studentBy Jan Jarvis   Rosie Ruiz’s parents had a middle school education and an unstoppable drive to give their children a better life than the one they had growing up in Mexico. “My parents worked so hard in low-income jobs just to provide for us,” Ruiz said. “They’re the reason I have been so driven Read More »

May 17, 2018