Upcoming events at the UNT Health Science Center


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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.”

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