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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Lisa Smith, Dan Burgard, Myriam Martinez-Banuelos

Improving access to trustworthy health information

By Jeff Carlton   A UNT Health Science Center team is working to improve access to authoritative health information for 40 million Americans who live in Texas and surrounding states after securing a vital new role in a national network of medical libraries. Under a new grant, the Gibson D. Le...Read more

Apr 29, 2016

pharmacy students teach kids about medication safety

Lessons to keep kids safe

By Jan Jarvis   After listening to a presentation on over-the-counter medicine safety, 10-year-old Kamila Allen was confident she could make the right choices the next time she needed relief from a cold. “You should never take over-the-counter drugs by yourself because you could end up in t...Read more

Apr 28, 2016

Courtney Searles at WHO headquarters

Student’s inspiration leads to WHO internship

[caption id="attachment_200396143" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtney Searles with Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health organization[/caption] By Sally Crocker UNTHSC student Courtney Searles decided to study public health because of her dad. Her father, diagnosed ...Read more

Apr 27, 2016

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A discovery that could protect the eye and the brain

By Jan Jarvis UNT Health Science Center eye researchers have discovered a chemical that may help prevent irreversible vision loss caused by glaucoma and other retinal diseases. Nerves in the inner retina carry signals through the optic nerve to the brain for vision recognition, said Abe Clark, PhD., Executive Direct...Read more

Apr 22, 2016