March 26, 2002

FORT WORTH, Texasâ?? Pharmacy students from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo will soon be completing their clinical rotations in Fort Worth, thanks to a new agreement with the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

The affiliation agreement establishes the UNT Health Science Center as a clinical site for students earning their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees.Beginning this fall, Tech pharmacy students will do clinical rotations with health science center residents and students at JPS Health Networkâ??s Diamond Hill clinic and several Fort Worth hospitals, including John Peter Smith, Cook Childrenâ??s and Harris Methodist.

â??The students will get to experience both an ambulatory setting and the more traditional hospital-based rotation,â? said Deborah Blackwell, DO, associate dean for clinical and health affairs.

As part of a physician-led team, these pharmacists-in-training will provide insight into each patientâ??s medications, as well as information on cost-effective alternatives that can produce the same results as more expensive medicines.

â??This gives both the medical and pharmacy students experience in working within a team environment,â? Dr. Blackwell said. â??The pharmacy students will work directly with the physicians and consult with patients on potential drug interactions, side effects, etc.â?

Two full-time faculty from Texas Tech will be on-site at the health science center to supervise the PharmD students, administer the program and develop the educational program within TCOMâ??s curriculum.

The affiliation will expand the opportunities for health science center faculty, residents and students to become more knowledgeable about interacting with pharmacists in providing complete patient care, as well.

Texas Tech operates several regional campuses for its School of Pharmacy, including one in Dallas. Arthur Nelson Jr., RPh, PhD, is dean of Techâ??s pharmacy school, while Nicholas Blanchard, PharmD, serves as interim regional dean.

â??Weâ??re excited to expand the number of training sites for our students,â? Dr. Blanchard said. â??This allows us to introduce more pharmacists to the Dallas-Fort Worth community and hopefully alleviate the continuing shortage of pharmacists in the area.â?

The relationship between the two institutions is likely to expand to include other educational programs in the future.

â??Weâ??re now discussing dual accreditation of their residency programs and shared rotational sites for student clerkships,â? Dr. Blackwell said.

Hsc Tcom Gold Humanism Society Inductees Fc
TCOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new inductees 

By Steven Bartolotta The humanistic side of medicine is alive and well at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TCOM Chapter of the Arnold P Gold Foundation inducted 45 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the campus of The University of North Texas H...Read more

Jun 15, 2021

John Licciardone Hsc Fort Worth Fc
eHealth interventions could help African-American patients in battle with chronic pain

By Steven Bartolotta The PRECISION Pain Research Registry at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth has identified important racial disparities in pain management that became more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its study recently published in the special COVID...Read more

Jun 14, 2021

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Dr. Diana Cervantes named among Fort Worth’s ‘most influential’ for public health service during the pandemic

By Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes has spent the last year keeping people informed and updated on all things coronavirus, and now she’s being recognized as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s “400 Most Influential People” for helping protect the community’s health during the pandemic. Dr....Read more

Jun 8, 2021

Opal Lee photo by Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Celebrating Juneteenth

By 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 se...Read more

Jun 8, 2021