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UNTHSC gets $1.5 million to study possible glaucoma treatmentBy Jan Jarvis First, Gulab Zode, PhD, and his team of researchers discovered how a gene that causes glaucoma leads to the pathology in the eye. Then they found a drug to treat and cure a rare form of the blinding eye disease. Now that same drug could one day be used to treat open angle Read More »

Nov 1, 2018

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UNTHSC physician appointed to NIH advisory councilBy Alex Branch A UNT Health Science Center physician will serve on an advisory board for the leading federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health. Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, will serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Read More »

Oct 31, 2018

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UNTHSC honored for best practices in serving older adultsBy Eric Parker   The UNT Health Science Center Clinical Practice Group is the first health care organization in Fort Worth to be recognized as an Age Friendly Certified Business. As a result, the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics will help educate other health care organizations to integrate best practices in serving patients. The recognition follows Read More »

Oct 29, 2018

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Scientist says to slow aging, choose exerciseBy Jan Jarvis   Regular exercise slows the effects of aging. But the news is less positive for antioxidant supplements, another popular intervention often adopted by health conscious adults. The positive effects of vitamins E and C are not clear, said Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Institute for Healthy Aging. Read More »

Oct 25, 2018

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The 5-Question Interview: Charles Taylor, PharmD  Meet Charles Taylor, PharmD, who was appointed to the position of Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs on Aug. 1. 1. What does a provost do? I view my role as a “compass” to ensure our financial resources, time and initiatives are oriented toward our academic mission, and we stay on course Read More »

Oct 23, 2018

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UNTHSC splits $2.2 million cancer disparities grantBy Alex Branch   A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Langston University seeks to reduce cancer health disparities and prepare minority scholars to perform ground-breaking medical research. UNTHSC and Langston, a historically black college in Oklahoma, recently celebrated the awarding of a $2.2 million grant by the National Cancer Institute. The institutions Read More »

Oct 22, 2018

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TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine awarded preliminary accreditationBy Maricar Estrella   Fort Worth is now home to the nation’s newest M.D. School. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education awarded preliminary accreditation to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, opening the doors for student recruitment. The first class of 60 medical students is expected in July 2019. TCU and UNTHSC School of Read More »

Oct 19, 2018

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New IREB praised as both a work of art and a technological wonderBy Jan Jarvis   As she stood on the first floor of the new Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building, Alyssa Wilder envisioned herself spending a lot of time there. “Oh my gosh there’s so much space and look at all this glass,” said Wilder, a first-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student. “When you’re stuck Read More »

Oct 19, 2018

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TCOM earns 10-year accreditation with highest distinctionBy Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was granted a 10-year Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome, the highest level of accreditation given by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). “We’re very pleased to have earned the highest level of accreditation possible,” said Frank Filipetto, DO, Interim Dean of TCOM. Read More »

Oct 17, 2018

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PA students maintain 100 percent pass rate on national examBy Alex Branch   For the fourth straight year, every graduate of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at UNT Health Science Center passed the national certification exam on the first attempt – the second- longest streak among the eight programs in the state of Texas. Master of Physician Assistant Studies Learn more about admissions requirements, Read More »

Oct 16, 2018