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.

Commencement
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.”

Treating hot flashes without the side effects

Experimental drug could treat hot flashes, other symptoms of menopause without harmful side effects Researchers have discovered an experimental medication that treats hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the life-threatening risks of hormone replacement therapy, according to a team led by a UNT Health Science Center scientist. In a study appearing in the July… Read more »

Teens who dream of becoming doctors learn about medical school

“I want to be a cardiologist, and Camp Cardiac is really helping,” said Alina Khan, an Irving high school student. She and about two dozen other teenagers from all over the Metroplex have converged on the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth to participate in Camp Cardiac. It’s a national program that lets high… Read more »

Fort Worth team to focus on improving health care for older residents

UNT Health Science Center will team up with JPS Health Network, Texas Christian University and the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to transform geriatric care in North Texas by improving medical training and health-care delivery for the region’s rapidly growing population of older residents. The unique collaboration is among initiatives in… Read more »

Hispanic Wellness Fair provides health services to the entire community

The public is invited to a free Aug. 1 health and wellness event with special emphasis on back-to-school needs. The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth is a founding sponsor of the Hispanic Wellness Fair, now in its 17th year. It’s organized by the Hispanic Wellness Coalition. The fair caters to the needs of… Read more »

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