Upcoming events at the UNT Health Science Center

North Texas Health Forum
The School of Public Health sponsors “Childhood Obesity: Accomplishments and Challenges” at the 6th annual North Texas Health Forum April 4-5 at the Medical Education and Training (MET) Building.

Research Appreciation Day
Research Appreciation Day is April 12 at the MET. Stanley Prusiner, PhD, 1997 Noble Laureate and Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California, San Francisco, provides the keynote address.

Earth Day
Think Green Earth Day Celebration on April 23 (the day after the worldwide observance) includes a neighborhood/campus electronics recycling project and the launch of the Cultural District’s Bike Share program. Watch our Earth Day Preview video.

Living WELL Aware workshop
The Living WELL Aware workshop on Friday, May 10 at the MET, features guest speaker Patricia Sulak, MD, founder and creator of Living WELL Aware.

UNTHSC Commencement begins at 3 p.m. May 18 in Texas Christian University’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Some 650 students will receive diplomas in nine graduate degree fields. John Nance, thought leader in patient safety, will address graduates and guests.

Texas Conference on Health Disparities
The 8th annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, May 30-31 at UNTHSC, focuses on “Disparities Related to Smoking, HIV/AIDS and Cancer.”

The link between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

A blood test developed at UNT Health Science Center to detect Alzheimer’s disease will be used in a new study that focuses on individuals with Down syndrome, who are at high risk of developing memory problems. The study is one of four exploring the link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome that are receiving $250,000… Read more »

National honor for PA program’s founding director

By Alex Branch   Dr. Hank Lemke, founding director of UNT Health Science Center’s nationally recognized Physician Assistant Studies Program, has earned a national honor for achievements in PA education. Lemke, DHSc, PA-C, received the 2015 Master Faculty Award, an honor given annually by the Physician Assistant Education Association to one PA in the nation… Read more »

Combining care with kindness

By Jan Jarvis Daniel Morales came into the world too early and too small. He didn’t get enough oxygen during birth. He had brain damage and cerebral palsy. Nancy Davis first spotted him when he was 3 years old and attending a special education pre-kindergarten class where she was a school psychologist. She could not get… Read more »

Health Science Center to close for the Thanksgiving holidays

The UNT Health Science Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. Administrative offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. All clinics staffed by UNT Health physicians also will be closed Nov. 26-27 in observance of the holiday. Regular clinic hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. The… Read more »

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