UNTHSC Students at Research Appreciation Day


Division of Research is housed within the Department of Family and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Its objective is to foster research and scholarly activities that are applicable to family medicine, osteopathic medicine, and education curricular design.

The Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine departments work collaboratively on a multitude of research topics, including: Biobehavioral, Clinical Trials, Education and Curriculum-Based, Human Movement and Performance, Music and Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), Pain, Preventative Medicine and Wellness and Primary Care Practice-Based Research.

Human Movement Performance Lab (HMP Lab)

The HMP lab’s purpose is to understand mechanisms underlying functional differences in movement, to develop new interventions to prevent overcome the challenges of disabling injury, illness or development/age-related health conditions, and to offer the possibility of active, independent and more productive lives through research, education and clinical care.

North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (NorTex)

The North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (NorTex) was established in 2005 and is housed within the Department of Family Medicine. NorTex is comprised of approximately 250 clinicians at over 100 clinics. We provide a forum for researchers and clinical practitioners to conduct primary care and public health research to improve the delivery of care and improve the health of our community.

Osteopathic Research Center (ORC)

The Osteopathic Research Center is housed within the Department of Family Medicine and conducts translational research relating to primary care. It engages investigators and the community in patient-centered research through various projects, including the Pain Registry for Epidemiological, Clinical, and Interventional Studies in North Texas (PRECISION TEXAS). The center focuses on the biopsychosocial model of health care and emerging aspects of precision medicine to conduct research on the effectiveness of medical interventions and patient safety.

Texas Center for Performing Arts Health (TCPAH)

The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health is an interdisciplinary partnership led by the UNT College of Music and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine together with School of Public Health, the College of Engineering, and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Faculty across the UNT Denton and UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth campuses work together to study, treat, and prevent various occupational health problems associated with learning and performing music and other performing arts. Through these committed collaborations, faculty participate in ongoing research and outreach initiatives, and pursue their own research projects.