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‘Treating patients who are much different from you’By Alex Branch   Exposure to medically underserved populations is an important part of the education of medical students at UNT Health Science Center. And populations don’t get much more underserved than residents of two apartment complexes where newly arrived refugees settle in Fort Worth. That’s where Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students volunteer Read More »

Mar 28, 2019

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UTA Research Institute partnering to develop robotic gloves for post-stroke hand rehabilitationMedia Contact: Herb Booth   The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming. Combining this glove with the virtual reality gaming to be developed by Neuro Rehab VR will enable stroke patients to engage in rehabilitation activities for Read More »

Mar 27, 2019

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RAD offers students, faculty opportunity to highlight research workBy Jan Jarvis   Pharmacy student Meredith Garrett is excited about presenting a poster for the first time at Research Appreciation Day. “You always get that one question that you didn’t expect,” the first-year pharmacy student said. “So I’m trying to anticipate any question that might be asked and explain the clinical significance of our Read More »

Mar 27, 2019

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Study links preventable diabetes hospitalizations to behavioral healthBy Sally Crocker A new study by UNTHSC public health researchers points to important information that may help health care providers, policymakers and insurance payers reduce the risk of preventable hospitalizations for diabetes patients. The study in PLOS ONE provides insight into the relationship between these hospitalizations and behavioral health conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Read More »

Mar 25, 2019

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Pharmacy students travel to Austin for lesson in advocacyBy Jan Jarvis    Nearly a quarter of UNT System College of Pharmacy students took a day off from their classes to get a lesson in advocacy.  The students joined nearly 600 pharmacy professionals from throughout the state for Pharmacist Day at the Capitol in Austin. The Texas Pharmacy Association organized the event.   Pharmacist Day offers Read More »

Mar 21, 2019

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Young artists exhibit their work in Atrium Gallery this springBy Rebecca Najera High school juniors and seniors have the chance to show off their artistic skills at the UNT Health Science Center when the annual High School Art Show opens in the Atrium Gallery April 5. Brock ISD art teacher Sue Brunner has been submitting her students’ work to the art show for years. Read More »

Mar 20, 2019

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UNTHSC helps United Way of Tarrant County outline future directionBy Sally Crocker   A team of UNTHSC researchers has recently completed a comprehensive community assessment for United Way of Tarrant County that will help set the organization’s strategic direction for years to come. Findings from this extensive study, which uncovered some of the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant Read More »

Mar 19, 2019

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Match Day: A time of hoots, hollers and high fivesBy Jan Jarvis   Under soft green lights, Isadora Cabral jumped into the arms of a classmate as soon as she opened her Match Day envelope. “It’s amazing, emotional, so great and exciting,” Cabral said. “I applied to way too many programs, but I got my No. 1.” Cabral will soon head off to the Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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Twitter posts offer insight into young adult drinkingBy Sally Crocker    Young adults’ social media chatter may reveal a lot about drinking behavior and intentions, say two UNTHSC public health researchers.   A new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence by Dr. Dana M. Litt, Dr. Melissa A. Lewis and colleagues, found a significant link between alcohol-related tweets, willingness to drink, alcohol Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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On road to Match Day, couple faced med school and cancer togetherBy Jan Jarvis   Michael Gabbert was weeks away from starting medical school when he learned that a lump on his throat was malignant.  Diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, he underwent surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Days later, he returned to Fort Worth in time for his first class at Texas College Read More »

Mar 13, 2019