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News Releases - 2014

If you are with the media and need additional information or would like to arrange an interview,
please contact Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations, at 817-735-7630.


UNTHSC to close for the Thanksgiving holidays
The UNT Health Science Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday. Administrative offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday.

At Thanksgiving and all year, our volunteers help feed the hungry
Thanks to the hard work of UNT Health Science Center students and employees, needy people in the Fort Worth community will celebrate a happier, healthier Thanksgiving.

Controlling diabetes with help from a higher power
Religious faith promotes spiritual health, but can it also influence physical well-being? That's a question UNT Health Science Center researchers seek to answer by teaming with pastors at churches in southern Dallas County to test the effectiveness of obesity and diabetes prevention curriculums that include faith-based components.

TCOM gives medical students unique training in patient communication
Medical students learn far more about how disease changes a life when they talk to real patients. That's why UNTHSC's Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine invites people with various health conditions to its Fort Worth campus to be interviewed by these physicians-in-training.

D'Agostino participates in national Ebola webinar
Darrin D'Agostino, DO, Chair of Internal Medicine, participated Thursday in a national webinar focused on how health care organizations can better prepare to identify and prevent infections like the Ebola virus.

FitWorth takes health and wellness message to San Antonio
FitWorth is well on its way to inspiring people beyond Tarrant County to live healthier through exercise and better nutritional choices, starting with San Antonio.

UNTHSC physicians recognized as Super Doctors by Texas Monthly
Fourteen UNT Health Science Center physicians have been selected as "Texas Super Doctors 2014" in the December issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

Meet therapy dogs and learn about animal-assisted therapy
On the UNTHSC campus, students and professionals in every discipline have an opportunity to take a break and visit with certified therapy dogs in the library several times annually.

‘Evening with a Legend' raises funds for UNTHSC mission
"An Evening with a Legend" featuring Jay Leno was one of the most successful fundraising events in UNT Health Science Center history, raising valuable funds to benefit the University's research, education and health care mission.

International friends forever
For the last six years, local leader Libby Watson has been active in supporting the public health and community outreach of UNT Health Science Center. As immediate past Chair of the University's Public Health and Prevention Council, she also is well known for her volunteer work with other organizations, including the Girls Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains.

Gift creates endowed professorship in surgery
The Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Inc. have pledged $1.5 million from the non-profit organization to create The Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Endowed Professorship in Surgery. The professorship will be held by Albert Yurvati, DO, Chief of Surgery.

Veteran no longer avoiding doctors
During his 13 years in the U.S. Air Force, Maj. Kevin Peterson and his fellow pilots shared a strategy when it came to doctors — avoid them.

A dream car worth waiting for
Congratulations Bill McIntosh, DO, winner of our 1953 MG TD Roadster raffle.

Calming Ebola fears with facts
As paranoia about Ebola has grown, North Texans needed a medical expert they could depend on for accurate and useful information about the deadly virus. They found one in Dr. Darrin D’Agostino.

Join prominent UNTHSC alumnus for the Brain Tumor Walk this weekend
Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to join UNT Health Science Center alumnus Dr. Rob Dickerman on Saturday at the Dallas-Ft. Worth Brain Tumor Walk.

Public Health & Prevention Council welcomes new Chair
Shirley Little has been named Chair of UNT Health Science Center's Public Health & Prevention Council, replacing outgoing Chair Libby Watson.

Bone & Joint Institute welcomes three female orthopedic physicians
UNT Health Science Center's Bone & Joint Institute has announced the arrival of three female orthopedic physicians: Sarah Kennedy, DO, sports medicine physician; Lena Levine, DPM, podiatrist; and Di Lin Parks, MD, elbow and shoulder surgeon.

Addiction Awareness Week shines light on complex disease
UNT Health Science Center will host Addiction Awareness Week Nov. 3-5 to help students and the public better understand the disease and help train them as future physicians.


Students from many fields learn older patients' needs

Combined efforts get patient back on her feet

For pharmacists, it's ‘back to the future'

A classic drive for a good cause

Research award highlights big weekend for Physical Therapy Program

PA Laura Mattingly earns national recognition

UNTHSC to join effort to diversify biomedical workforce

SAGE thanks Meals on Wheels with donation

Preparing for outbreak

Public health professor gives back in the BEST way

Dr. Martha Felini honored by Dallas County Commissioners Court

Program to show how tai chi promotes wellness

SPH alumnus saving lives in India

UNTHSC volunteers demonstrate values in Cowtown Brush Up effort

Research seeks to disrupt the perfect storm that increases risk of Alzheimer's

UNTHSC to lead Fort Worth fight against infant mortality

New treatment can help ragweed sufferers

Libby Watson recognized for public health leadership

Oct. 6-12 is National Physician Assistant Week

Guidelines established for use in clinical trials of Alzheimer's blood test


Psychologist incorporates yoga into psychotherapy sessions

Physician Assistant Studies program re-accredited

Health care administrator named MHA Community Partner of the Year

DNA analysis leads to 2 more IDs at Florida reform school

Dr. Knebl to address Tarrant County Medical Society

Dr. Patricia Gwirtz named Associate Dean of GSBS

GSBS alumnus stresses innovation, entrepreneurship to students

LEAP volunteers to learn life skills at UNTHSC

Oct. 11 charity run is fun for the whole family

TCOM alum's high-pressure pitch earns innovation award

Physical Therapy students help teach seniors to overcome fear of falling

Knee surgery helps arthritis patient walk without pain

Pelham P. Staples Jr., MD, Educational Symposium set for Oct. 16-18

Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure honors Dr. Andras Lacko for cancer research

Five questions about enterovirus D68

Texas physicians honor rural-medicine program founder

Disaster drill to teach benefits of interprofessional cooperation

Donor seeks to generate matching scholarship gifts

From UNTHSC classroom to Houston crime lab

National expert Dr. Kendi Hensel joins select editor group


SPH names Kent Palmore as MHA Alumnus of the Year

Five questions about Chikungunya fever

Young people compete to create healthy meals

UNTHSC physicians propose improved management of high-risk stroke patients

Tickets on sale for Jay Leno's performance at 'An Evening with a Legend'

UNT Health Science Center to close for Labor Day

Summer research programs inspire students to biomedical careers

Research aimed at improving long-term outlook for stroke patients

Camp activities teach teamwork to incoming GSBS students

A full dose of facts on vaccinations

Patient finds his 'guardian angel'

Electrical stimulation therapy helps gastroparesis patient

Media spotlight: Missing Persons Lab helps ID teenager who died 73 years ago

DNA analysis helps identify boy buried at Florida reform school in 1941

Research to make early detection of Alzheimer's disease more accessible

Health and the ancient discipline of tai chi

Acceleration Lab Program plays role in successful public launch of biotech firm


New physician helps medical school hopefuls surmount challenges

Leading the way in “green” commuting

Aquatic therapy beneficial to multiple sclerosis patients, study finds

Partnership aims to halt bacterial infections in hospitals, clinics

Treatments to help a mom hug her children

Yorio makes career of balancing research and administrative roles

Research seeks to prevent vision loss in infants with congenital glaucoma

Tips to reduce the risk of sunburn

Students create a summer camp where teens map career paths

High school students experience real-world learning

And how did you spend YOUR summer?

Healthy diet to the rescue

Dermatologist helps baby and parents rest easy

Taking the time to listen builds patient's trust and loyalty

Cruisin’ for a cure to prostate cancer

Jay Leno to perform at UNTHSC Foundation's ‘Evening with a Legend'

NIH grant will help researchers tackle aging-related diseases

Steps to prevent ‘swimmer’s ear’

UNTHSC’s midwifery group helped mother have the pregnancy she wanted

Seed grants help research grow

Public Health professor named to select scholars program


Mobile clinic overcomes obstacles to keep kids healthy

Dr. Thomas Yorio receives outpouring of praise and admiration

Community will see benefits of JPS, UNTHSC collaborative effort

Family crisis offers lessons to young medical student

UNTHSC introduces new Master of Public Health concentration

UNTHSC celebrates World Refugee Day

MHA program earns CAHME accreditation

Tackling childhood obesity worldwide

Concert, barbecue to benefit breast cancer prevention

JPS, UNTHSC to create unified medical group

Video: President Williams on creating a unified physician group with JPS

Leading the way in interprofessional education

Athletic life restored – no surgery required

Father and son physicians reflect on Father's Day

Community volunteer named to public health honor society

Immunotherapy research makes cancer treatment easier on kids

Fort Worth, UNTHSC team up on West Nile virus prevention

Interactive map: TCOM Class of 2014 residency matches


Genome expert says futuristic cancer treatments are a reality now

Young blood donors miss out on important health information

Discovery could lead to better treatments for glaucoma

Protein may provide effective way to study nitroxidative stress

School of Public Health takes global view: India is ‘hot'

TCOM students serve Texas on statewide boards

Eliminating diabetic foot ulcers, one step at a time

Farmers market returns May 29

Public health professor awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Saudi Arabia

Pediatrician honored for leadership role in mobile clinic

Renowned scientist to address Health Disparities Conference

World famous biochemist says genetic blueprint will be part of regular medical care

Health Science Center to close for Memorial Day

First-year TCOM student wins inaugural ethics essay award

World-famous biochemist-geneticist to speak at GSBS commencement

TCOM heralds first African American parent-child legacy

Video: Bike to Work Day highlights health benefits of bicycling

Images to help mind and body triumph over cancer

Body style preference of African American females impacting their health

FitWorth Healthy City Initiative finds new home at UNTHSC

Video: Recognizing the contributions of nurses and medical assistants

Video: Fort Worth community celebrates unveiling of Pediatric Mobile Clinic


Medical students encourage kids to wear bike helmets

A risky surgery and a normal life restored

Chief of Navy Medical Corps describes world of battlefield medicine

Pediatric Mobile Clinic officially hits the road

Community Garden's group effort grows produce for local food banks

How to cope with your allergy symptoms

Tarrant County Commissioners recognize National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Health literacy empowers patients to make own decisions

Researchers seek link between HIV/HCV infection and severe liver disease

Fort Worth celebrates Health Challenge victory over Des Moines

Chief of Navy Medical Corps to address UNTHSC community

Nurse Practitioner Barbara Harty wins excellence in nursing award

UNTHSC physicians named 2014 Top Docs

Students help connect at-risk women with free mammograms

UNT Health Science Center celebrates National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Built environment expert featured at 7th Annual North Texas Health Forum

Dr. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh named Dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Testosterone therapy affects Mexican American men differently


RAD event celebrates UNTHSC research

UNTHSC provides help to seniors in facing the fear of falling

Students fit bike helmets to protect children from brain injury

HRO conference to focus on how to prepare for the unexpected

UNTHSC physician offers tips to avoid colon cancer

UNTHSC symposium will focus on improving health literacy

UNTHSC, TCU students cook up nutritious dishes to improve health

UNTHSC manages ‘one-stop shop’ for missing person cases

UNTHSC keeps top ranking in primary care, rural medicine from U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Thomas Yorio honored with international research award

Dr. Amy Raines-Milenkov to serve on maternal mortality task force

UNT Health Science Center holiday on Friday

UNTHSC students, faculty earn top honors at state physician assistant conference

UNTHSC nurse and student recognized as ‘Health Care Heroes'

Developing a consistent routine will help in adjusting to clock changes

Research targets central nervous system disorders

Internationally renowned cancer scientist to speak at Research Appreciation Day


High school students get a taste of what medical school is like

UNTHSC med students guiding blind runners through Cowtown Half Marathon

UNTHSC Foundation Board surprises outgoing chairman with scholarship award

UNT Health Science Center is presenting sponsor of the Cowtown Marathon and Expo

Restaurant menu labeling may not be reaching target audience, study indicates

Senior speeds toward the Cowtown with help from UNTHSC health professionals

American Osteopathic Association honors UNTHSC physicians

Community garden sprouts on UNTHSC campus

UNT Health Science Center joins global WHO network

Sports medicine physician training for Cowtown Marathon to better treat his patients

Exhibit gives voice to the grief of infant mortality

UNTHSC volunteers provide free physicals to local Boy Scout troop


Dr. Albert Yurvati named Unsung Hero

UNTHSC's O'Bryant recognized for Alzheimer's disease work

Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center's DNA team

UNTHSC begins DNA analysis on remains from Florida reform school

Geriatrics expert says UNTHSC is working to make Fort Worth a great place to grow old

Free Obama Care information session and enrollment assistance on campus Saturday

Gibson D. Lewis Library a model for 21st century learning environment

Patient thankful for UNT Health medical staff after life-threatening heart ailment

UNT Health surgeon helps triathlete regain ability to ride bike again after life-changing accident

Breast exam certification means early breast examinations for Dallas County women

President Michael R. Williams: ‘UNTHSC must deliver extraordinary value’

UNTHSC to close for MLK Day

UNTHSC Dean elected to chair physical therapy accreditation commission

OMT treatment allows triathlon athlete to make the race

New year brings allergic assault from the south, UNTHSC expert warns


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