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Q&A with Lucas Burns, assistant professor, Department of Physical Therapy

What drew you to HSC and why did you accept a faculty position here? I was initially drawn to HSC because my former PT school professor and later co-worker, Dr. Michael Furtado, became chair of the PT program. I admired his teaching style as a professor and his leadership style as a co-worker and saw…
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School of Health Professions welcomes three new staff members

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Health Professions is excited to announce three new staff members in the dean’s office. Christa Lo, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, joins SHP as associate dean. In her role, she will assist in overseeing the school’s academic programs, budget and finances, strategic planning, faculty development, clinical operations and…
Jonathan Hansen

Physical therapy student lands prestigious role in national organization

When Jonathan Hansen was an undergraduate intern at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, he encountered a man who had just suffered a stroke. The patient’s right side was completely paralyzed. Hansen, now a first-year student in The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Department of Physical Therapy, worked closely with the…
Bobbie Bratton

Celebrating National Nurses Week: Q&A with Bobbie Bratton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CHWI

Each year, National Nurses Week is celebrated beginning May 6 and ending May 12, commemorating the birthday of Florence Nightengale. This week was established to recognize the nursing profession and the vital role that nurses play in healthcare, their communities, research and beyond.  We're honored to take the opportunity to shine a light on Bobbie…
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Department of Physical Therapy Students and Faculty Represent HSC at APTA CSM

Recently, HSC Department of Physical Therapy students and faculty travelled to San Diego, California for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) annual Combined Section Meeting (CSM.) This event drew over 15,000 participants from around the country to gather as physical therapists, academics, scholars, and students to network, educate, learn together, and explore the interests of…
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Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Class of 2023

Recently, HSC’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies class of 2023 celebrated the success of their journey through PA school at the annual HSC Physician Assistant Studies Awards Banquet. Students received awards as well as their long white coat, signifying the completion of the program and their next step into their profession before HSC’s official commencement…
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Meet Do Kyung (DK) Yun, First Year PT Student

For some, the road to a physical therapy program is linear, but for first year physical therapy student Do Kyung (DK) Yun, a variety of professional and life experiences led him to his calling.  Originally from Los Angeles, California, Yun moved to Pennsylvania after graduating high school to pursue higher education. Soon after, however, he…