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Graduating students earn honors

Congratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017

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New champions for elderly patients

By Jan Jarvis   As a pharmacist, Michelle Cefaretti dispenses medications to elderly patients every day. But when she wanted to do more to help her older patients and their caregivers, she didn’t know where to start. The Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute changed that. As part of the program, the JPS Magnolia Health Clinic pharmacist... Read more »

Jun 12, 2017

Hands-on learning for high school students

By Jan Jarvis   Ian Massey slipped on purple gloves and grasped a human lung without hesitation. “It feels kind a rubbery,” said Ian, 14. “You can push on it anywhere and it bounces back.” The anatomy lesson is one of the many reasons that students attending the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Summer Bridge... Read more »

Jun 7, 2017

Conference to focus on health disparities in cancer

By Alex Branch National experts, local officials, community leaders, faculty and students will come together June 8-9 to discover ways to reduce cancer disparities at UNT Health Science Center’s 12th annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, hosted by the Texas Center for Health Disparities. The conference, “Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Cancer Health Disparities,” will focus on... Read more »

Jun 5, 2017

Get out of your head and into your heart

By: Sally Crocker   Dr. Christine A. Moranetz, in presenting her Last Lecture to School of Public Health students, offered this bit of advice: Get out of your head and into your heart. Quoting Helen Keller, Dr. Moranetz said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched –... Read more »

Jun 2, 2017

Helping families find missing loved ones

By Jeff Carlton   On the night of Feb. 16, 1981, Francine Frost went grocery shopping in Tulsa, Okla., and was never seen again. Other than her car keys, found dangling from her car door in the grocery store parking lot of a Skaggs Alpha Beta, there was no trace of this 44-year-old nurse, wife... Read more »

Jun 1, 2017

Incoming Medical Science students serve others first on Volunteer Day

By Alex Branch   More than 200 incoming students in the Medical Science program were introduced to the UNTHSC core value of Serving Others First by volunteering in the community May 25. The students sanded staircase railings and door frames at the Salvation Army in preparation for repainting the living areas of men and women... Read more »

May 31, 2017

Improving patient outcomes through health literacy

By: Sally Crocker   The prescription bottle said, “Take one tablet as needed,” so the patient did – repeatedly – going far beyond the recommended daily dosage. A health information pamphlet for teens titled “Adolescent Transitional Care Policy” became much clearer when given the new headline, “You’re Becoming an Adult!” In another example, plain language,... Read more »

May 30, 2017

An ‘unexpected honor’ for pharmacy student

By Jan Jarvis Being appointed as student regent for the UNT System Board of Regents came as an unexpected honor for Haley Leverett. The UNT System College of Pharmacy student is one of 10 regents from schools throughout the state who have been appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve a year-long term beginning June... Read more »

May 25, 2017

Protecting the brain after cardiac arrest

By Jan Jarvis   A new treatment identified by UNT Health Science researchers may protect the brain from irreversible brain damage caused by cardiac arrest. The discovery, published in the May issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, could offer hope to the more than 500,000 people in the United States who suffer a cardiac arrest... Read more »

May 24, 2017