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Graduating TCOM student became voice for mental healthBy Jan Jarvis Halfway through his first year in medical school, Parker Murray fell apart. Homesick, depressed and overwhelmed, the Utah native collapsed on his bed one weekend. “I cried like two days straight,” he said. “I felt like I was drowning and struggled to pull myself together to breathe.” That Monday, he returned to Read More »

May 15, 2019

Cycling to work is healthier — but is it also faster?By Alex Branch   Would a bicycle get you to work faster? Maybe you’ve pondered that question in your car during a slow, congested morning commute. Two UNT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy professors will answer the question — albeit quite unscientifically — Friday on Fort Worth Bike to Work Day. At 7:30 a.m. Read More »

May 15, 2019

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‘Missing in North Texas’ event helps families find closureBy Alex Branch    Gene and Helga Lukacsy will never forget the worry and sleepless nights after their son went missing in October 2016.   Anthony Lukacsy, 46, faced his share of life struggles and was homeless. But he always periodically checked in with family, even if just to ask for a little extra cash.  3rd Read More »

May 14, 2019

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Entrepreneurs offer advice on benefits of biotech start-upsBy Jan Jarvis Investing in Biotech: What If You Could Change the Future? May 16 8 5 p.m. MET building on the UNTHSC campus Investing in a biotech or life science start-up promises benefits that go beyond the substantial financial rewards. Such investments offer the chance to make an extraordinary difference in the world, Read More »

May 13, 2019

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Innovative IPE training draws faculty to UNTHSCBy Alex Branch Preparing health professions students to work in high-performing teams is key to UNT Health Science Center’s vision of producing the health care providers of the future. But to succeed, those students’ teachers need equally extraordinary team skills. That’s why faculty members from UNTHSC, Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington Read More »

May 9, 2019

Neurobiology symposium will feature predoctoral fellows’ workBy Jan Jarvis As a predoctoral fellow in 2012, Nicole Phillips presented her research on genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease at the Neurobiology of Aging Trainee Symposium. Seven years later, Dr. Phillips will watch the predoctoral fellow she is mentoring present her own work. “This is the cumulative event of the year for fellows,” Read More »

May 9, 2019

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UNTHSC alum and field veteran to direct MPH Epidemiology programBy Sally Crocker The best way to learn about public health is to live it. As a UNT Health Science Center student working on her master’s and doctoral degrees, Diana Treviño Cervantes, DrPH, MPH, was already actively pursuing a career where she could make a difference in the lives of others. Dr. Cervantes was employed as Read More »

May 7, 2019

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UNTHSC pain research registry to expand statewideBy Alex Branch  . An innovative pain research registry at UNT Health Science Center will expand to other major Texas cities, a big step for the project that could help change the way chronic pain is treated The PRECISION Pain Research Registry allows UNTHSC researchers to analyze the DNA of people who suffer chronic lower Read More »

May 3, 2019

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U.S. opioid crisis sparks campus, community conversationsBy Sally Crocker  Every day, more than 130 Americans die and more than 1,000 people are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for misuse of opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Oxycontin and other prescription pain relievers.      “Arguably, the opioid epidemic is our country’s foremost public health challenge,” said Dr. Dennis Thombs, Dean of the UNTHSC School Read More »

May 2, 2019

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Yorio honored for contributions to eye researchBy Jan Jarvis    As a young graduate student in the 1970s, Thomas Yorio attended his first Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.  “There were about 400 abstracts presented then,” he said. Now it is more like 6,000.  Over four decades, ARVO grew into the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in Read More »

May 1, 2019