Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health
Message from the Chair
The mission of the Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health is to continuously improve the quality and value of our education, pediatric health care, research, and community service programs. We are dedicated to educating doctors and physician assistants and providing the North Texas Community quality pediatric medical care and community health services.
To become the Pediatrics and Women’s Health academic choice for Tarrant County.
The UNT Health Science Center is committed to achieving excellence in our programs of education, patient care service, and research. The Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health supports and enhances the mission of the institution by providing and maintaining the highest quality of education, instruction, and patient care delivery. The department is proud of our dedicated faculty and staff who continuously work to improve the quality and delivery of medical education and pediatrics patient care services in our community.
The educational responsibilities of the Pediatrics and Women’s Health Department include providing a pediatric perspective to the education of TCOM first and second year osteopathic (DO) students, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship programs for third year students, fourth year elective rotations at Cook Children’s Health Care Specialty Clinics, John Peter Smith Hospital and Plaza Family Medicine Residency rotations.
Our clinical services are provided to patients from birth to 16 years of age. The clinic is located at the campus Health Pavilion. Our clinic is staffed with both doctors and physician assistants who see over 29,000 patients yearly for problems ranging from preventive care visits to asthma.
Our clinical trials program studies are primarily focused on vaccine development in concert with pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies to evaluate new vaccines. The goal is to test a vaccines therapy and its safety and efficacy on human clinical trial subjects before gaining FDA approval.
Our goals are focused on:
- The health of our patients.
- The quality of our pediatric medical education.
- Our contributions to collaborative and investigator-initiated pediatric research.
- Our engagement with key community agencies, services, and resources.
- The assessment of our students, patients and their families about the quality, and value of our services.
Pediatrics and Women’s Health Newsletter:
Welcome PopTalk, a new podcast from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health. Through these podcasts, we hope to introduce our listeners to a variety of population health based topics, from cutting edge developments to clearing up common misconceptions.
The PopTalk! Podcast can be streamed through any major streaming platform, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. In addition, our episodes are also available on our Facebook page, @poptalkunthsc. We hope you enjoy our episodes, and if you have questions you’d like answered, send us a message on any of our social media sites.
@poptalkunthsc for both Instagram, twitter
The links below will take you to the Podcasts
Episode 1: Introductions
Episode 2: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts and Myths
Episode 3: Black Maternal Health Week
Episode 3.5: Interlude
Episode 4: Food Insecurity in the COVID Era
Episode 5: Racism and Social Injustice in Healthcare and Research
Episode 6: Structural Racism in Health Insurance
Episode 7: Racism in Housing and its Impact on Health
Episode 8: What Now? (discussion on racism’s history in healthcare, in housing and insurance)
Episode 9: Leukemia
Episode 10: Sex Trafficking
Episode 11: World AIDS Day
Episode 12: The Opioid Epidemic
Episode 13: The COVID Vaccine: What It Means for you and Breaking Myths
Episode 12: Season Finale
This page was last modified on May 24, 2021