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Commemorating JuneteenthBy Diane Smith-Pinckney On June 19 1865, Major General Gordan Granger marched into Galveston with a critical message: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”  This was the opening sentence of General Order Number 3, which announced to Texans the end of the Civil War and Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

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The realities of ‘breaking bad’ and how one HSC researcher is attacking the opioid crisisBy Sally Crocker He didn’t know it at the time, but when Dr. Scott Walters was growing up in San Diego in the mid 1980s, a next-door neighbor was concealing a homemade meth lab just across the fence and mere steps away from his bedroom window. For quite some time, concerned parents in his family’s Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

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HSC Health Diabetes Education Service Merits ADA RecognitionThe prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service was recently awarded to the HSC Health Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program. ADA believes that this service offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.  The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

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HSC’s Project ECHO provides training and resources to underserved areasBy Steven Bartolotta A unique and innovative program called “Project ECHO” is allowing HSC experts to provide training, mentoring and support to physicians who practice specialty care in rural and underserved communities. The program, which started through part of the “WE HAIL” grant that HSC received in 2019, is an international and national forum for Read More »

Jun 4, 2021

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TCOM faculty member lands coveted CDC FellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Didi Ebert, an Associate Professor in Family Medicine and OMM, is passionate about to closing the gap on racial, ethnic and social disparities in health care. Her passion, combined with compassion, has helped her land a highly coveted Population Health Training-in Place Program (PH-TIPP) Fellowship with Read More »

Jun 3, 2021

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TCOM to host first Walk with a Doc on June 12By Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is inviting Fort Worth residents of all ages to participate in “Walk with a Doc” at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12. The event, which will reoccur the second Saturday of every month, starts at LVTRise at 8201 Calmont Avenue and is the first such walk held Read More »

Jun 2, 2021

School of Public Health Class of 2021 Graduate and SPH Leon Brachman Community Service Award, Joanna Li.
Nutrition, service and lessons of public health drive, motivate SPH honors graduate in her workBy Sally Crocker Working as a Public Health Nutritionist in the Greater New York area is a big job. School of Public Health (SPH) 2021 honors graduate Joanna Li understands the job well from experience, having spent three years traveling through different boroughs and neighborhoods to deliver nutrition counseling and services to women and children. Li worked through a program called WIC, short for the federally-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Read More »

Jun 1, 2021

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When pandemic hit, HSC and rural library joined forces to protect a communityBy Katie Shanklin From limited resources to lack of internet access, living in rural areas can be challenging. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, HSC and one rural North Texas community’s public library teamed up to help keep residents healthy. According to the CDC, about 46 million Americans live in rural areas, experiencing long-standing systemic health and social Read More »

May 28, 2021

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HSC receives $3.9 million grant to expand program that increases diversity among cancer researchersBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth will significantly expand a program that creates diversity in the medical and biomedical sciences fields thanks to a $3.9 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.   Cancer disproportionally affects certain races and ethnicities, creating a disparity in diagnosis and outcomes among Read More »

May 28, 2021

Second-year TCOM student Summer Beckworth
TCOM student earns once-in-a-lifetime chance to earn Masters of Space Studiesby Steven Bartolotta Summer Beckworth dreams of practicing osteopathic medicine among the stars.   The second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine soon will embark on an exclusive one-year program to earn a Masters of Space Studies (MSS) at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The yearlong program runs from September 2021 through May of 2022 and supports students who want to advance their careers Read More »

May 27, 2021