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News Releases - 2015

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please contact Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations, at 817-735-7630.

May

Physician assistants are on the frontline of primary care
UNT Health Science Center's nationally recognized Physician Assistant Studies Program is preparing students for a field that is expected to play a critical role in the future of primary medical care in the United States.

Photos: 2015 Commencement
676 new graduates are ready to create solutions for a healthier community. Share the joy of our grads, and here are the numbers.

Symposium to help health care providers work as teams
The UNT Health Science Center is a leader in helping health professionals work cooperatively to improve patient care. And for the second year in a row, UNTHSC is hosting the Interprofessional Practice Symposium. This year's theme is "Putting Theory Into Practice."

Guidelines bring Alzheimer's blood test one step closer
A simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease is a step closer to being used to screen older adults.

Making the ultimate gift to medicine
"The opportunity to learn anatomy by studying a real human is an irreplaceable experience," said Claire A. Kirchhoff, PhD. "Students learn things from donors that they could not learn from books or computer programs alone."

A big difference for a little girl
Before treatment at UNTHSC, Anaya's rashes were so itchy she scratched in her sleep, drawing blood. Warts appeared on her legs and spread to her hands and arms when she scratched.

Rutledge Foundation grant to aid Lacko's cancer treatment research
A $60,000 grant from the Rutledge Foundation is helping Dr. Andras Lacko, Professor of Physiology and Pediatrics, further his research on a drug-carrying delivery system that targets and destroys cancer cells.

The perfect place to make a lasting impact
“The Health Science Center is doing so many incredible things that we decided it was the perfect place for our money to make a lasting impact in our community,” Linda Honaker said. “This gift will benefit our children and our grandchildren for the future.”

Health Science Center to close for Memorial Day
The UNT Health Science Center will be closed Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Hundreds who create healthier communities will receive diplomas
Irene Reyes, MPH, is better equipped than ever to create healthier communities. She’s among more than 600 UNT Health Science Center students set to receive their diplomas May 16.

UNTHSC bike team raises $48K for MS
The UNTHSC Health's Angels bicycle team recently participated in an annual rally to fight multiple sclerosis. The team has raised $48,000 this year in the fight against MS, nearing its annual donation goal of $50,000.

Symposium aims to improve understanding of health information
One-third of Americans are in serious danger of misinterpreting information they need to stay healthy, according to a national study. They may be struggling to get by, or accomplished and well-educated. But they're not well-equipped to understand health information.

Forster awarded Denham Harman Award for aging research
This month, the American Aging Association will present Michael Forster, PhD, Chair of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, with the Denham Harman Research Award.

Workshop offers military veterans job-seeking skills
Military veterans and active military members gathered at UNT Health Science Center for a free job search training workshop led by Steve Sosland, a West Point graduate and Chief People Officer in the UNTHSC Office of People Development.

Health coaching technology helps a vulnerable population
A UNT Health Science Center team has developed a technology-assisted health coaching program to help formerly homeless people, who are more likely to suffer from physical and mental health disabilities, live more independent lives.

April

Public health students win two national awards

Mayor rides with UNTHSC team to fight MS

Summit will bring primary care experts to campus

Workshop to help military members, veterans enter workforce

In search of a good night's sleep

RAD speaker says national network to help recruitment for clinical trials

UNTHSC resident demonstrates leadership in dermatology field

New program incorporates research into medical training

May Street Rollers pedal their way to health and stress relief

National Osteopathic Medicine Week begins April 20

RAD speaker to discuss recruiting for clinical trials

UNTHSC physicians named 2015 Top Docs

Scouts earn badges at one-of-a-kind, student-led event

A teenager again

Recycle your electronics safely and securely

Public is invited to view young artists' work

Celebrating National Public Health Week

Fourth-year TCOM students travel to Guatemala to deliver care

Unlocking the secrets of autism

TCOM students find satisfaction in clinic work

March

Volunteers needed for clinical trials of Alzheimer's treatments

SPH educator honored by Texas Public Health Association

Barking up the right tree with a leading therapy-dog program

Visiting professor studies U.S. public health

Public Health student wins TPHA competition

With immunizations, UNTHSC removing barrier for high school students

Monitoring health from a patient’s home

Impact of air pollution on women’s health and birth outcomes

The envelope, please…. Fledgling physicians ‘match’ residencies

Symposium will address Alzheimer's disease from all sides

A TCOM couple waits for a “match”

UNTHSC to host Sports Medicine conference

Can cultural adaptation increase diabetes risk for Hispanic kids?

Carl Everett's planned gift will create endowed professorship

New roles for top leaders at UNTHSC

Offering hands of hope

Health Science Center to be closed Monday; UNT Health clinics remain open

Prevent falls in nasty weather

February

Running his way to good health

Looking out for you at the finish line

Icy weather cancels helicopter fly-in

Health screenings available at Cowtown Expo

A patient's best friend

New study carrels enhance learning at Lewis Library

Student pharmacists sharpen patient-communication skills

JPS earns Texas Hospital Association award for quality

A lifeline for traumatized children

Williams says health caregivers must put patient needs first

Web portal to help diversify biomedical workforce

UNTHSC Missing Persons Lab helps ID fourth person from Florida boys school

UNTHSC to host annual state advisors meeting

Expanding horizons for global change

NamUs' voice of compassion and competence

When Ebola came to Dallas, UNTHSC alum was prepared

January

New police dog sniffs out trouble on campus

Team members honored by Fort Worth Business Press for leadership and service

How to deal with resurgence of measles cases

Physician executive Dr. Michael Hicks to lead UNTHSC's clinical operations

With support from NIH, efforts to diversify biomedical workforce begin at UNTHSC

Alum becomes 1st DO to lead Dallas County Medical Society

Sniffing out remedies for 'cedar fever'

Certificate program focuses on critical role of food security

Community Garden is on the grow

Meal service with a smile can drive patient satisfaction

Operating with little room for error

A more effective way to identify elder abuse

Health Science Center to close Monday for MLK holiday

 

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