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.”

Hear that? Startup company develops remedy for earwax

By Jan Jarvis   Cerumen, otherwise known as earwax, can cause stuffiness, pain and hearing loss. Too much earwax sends some 12 million Americans to the doctor’s office each year. But quick relief might not be too far away. After testing more than 100 formulations, Elyse Dickerson and Joe Griffin, believe they have found a… Read more »

GSBS student named to prestigious research organization

By Cari Hyden As an undergraduate, Jaclyn Bermudez made an important finding in a biology lab – she discovered she loved research. Now a PhD candidate in the Visual Sciences program in UNTHSC’s North Texas Eye Research Institute, her career trajectory has rocketed skyward ever since. And this year she became a board member of… Read more »

Patient Navigator cuts red tape to ensure excellent care

By Betsy Friauf   Bernice Etcoff needed help. She couldn’t lift her arm to do simple things like combing her hair or getting dressed. She was in pain and had an unexplained sudden weakness in her shoulder. Based on a physical exam, her physician, David C. Mason, DO, suspected a torn rotator cuff. An imaging… Read more »

Students launch ‘unprecedented’ effort to teach CPR in Texas

By Alex Branch   Would you know how to react in a cardiac emergency? About 70 percent of Americans say they would feel helpless because they do not know how to perform CPR. UNT Health Science Center medical students are doing their part to change that in Texas. About 50 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine… Read more »

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