FORT WORTH, Texas â?? Members of the public who require ongoing outpatient hemodialysis are invited to attend an open house for the new Renal Center of Fort Worth Sunday afternoon.

During the open house, individuals and their families can tour the facility and talk with the staff. The open house will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2000. The facility is located on the campus of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at 1049 Clifton Street, off Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worthâ??s Cultural District. Call (817) 870-5002 for more information.

The16-chair dialysis facility is expected to eventually serve 48 hemodialysis patients per day. Peritoneal dialysis services will also be offered through the facility.

The UNT Health Science Center collaborated with a national renal management group to establish the chronic care outpatient dialysis facility, which will be known as the Renal Center of Fort Worth, LLLP. Ira Epstein, DO, chief of nephrology in the department of internal medicine at the health science center, will serve as medical director for the facility.

UNT Health Science Center’s medical students and residents will be able to receive medical training in the care of dialysis patients through this facility. Student rotation and residency programs will be established to support the educational mission of the health science center. Future education, research and patient care programs may include the creation of a satellite transplant center and clinical trials for nephrology-specific research.

Bhatti Fc
SPH student experiences politics and policy firsthand through Capitol Hill internship

By Sally Crocker   The last few months have ushered in a whirlwind of change for UNTHSC School of Public Health student Megan Bhatti, who is interning this spring in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, representing the 12th District of Texas. Bhatti’s days are busy attending...Read more

Mar 22, 2018

Match Day
Match Day excitement grips TCOM medical students

By Jan Jarvis   The anticipation kept Vincent Wang awake all night. “It’s like Christmas,” the fourth-year medical student said. “You know you’re getting a present, but you don’t know what it is.” Wang was among 213 Texas of College of Osteopathic Medicine fourth-year ...Read more

Mar 20, 2018

Sara Bryd
Public health student to bike across Africa for medical, educational mission

By Sally Crocker   Sara Byrd is looking forward to UNT Health Science Center graduation day for two very big reasons. After crossing the stage in cap and gown at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, the School of Public Health MHA graduate will board a plane for Africa. There she w...Read more

Mar 19, 2018

TCOM Students
Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goal

By Alex Branch   In 2012, medical students Sammy Lee Chong and Nicole Hocevar Howerton helped brainstorm ideas for students to work together for a good cause outside the classroom. They started Tee Off F.O.R.E. TCOM, a golf tournament that raised money for student scholarships at UNT H...Read more

Mar 16, 2018