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.”

Research project targets interpersonal violence

A UNT Health Science Center project aimed at addressing interpersonal violence has been awarded $2.2 million in funding over the next three years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. The project – called TESSA (Technology Enhanced Screening and Supportive Assistance) – is being led by Emily Spence-Almaguer, MSW,… Read more »

The Michelangelo of medicine

The detailed drawings of physician and illustrator Dr. Frank H. Netter have helped generations of medical students see inside the body with remarkable clarity. Those illustrations and the man behind them will be the focus of a seminar Oct. 6 at UNT Health Science Center. The event is the official launch of UNTHSC’s Center for… Read more »

Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the way

Grandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the… Read more »

Building bridges for new refugees

Hiking at night through the Burmese jungle to avoid soldiers in her war-ravaged country, Emelda Thein prepared to take a step when someone yelled that her foot hovered inches above a landmine. Thein froze, slowly pulled her foot back and realized she’d nearly lost a leg ­– and maybe her life. She was 9 years… Read more »

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