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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.

August

Summer research programs inspire students to biomedical careers
Guiding students toward careers in biomedical science is what the 10-week Summer Research Internship Program is all about. Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and International Programs, the internship introduces under-represented minorities to opportunities in science.

Research aimed at improving long-term outlook for stroke patients
The long-term consequences of a stroke often are more severe than the attack itself, a medical reality that researcher Shaohua Yang, PhD, MD, hopes to alter.

Camp activities teach teamwork to incoming GSBS students
The three-day orientation for new GSBS students mixed fun with facts to ease anxiety and prepare students for the challenges of graduate school.

A full dose of facts on vaccinations
Sarah Matches, DO: "Vaccines are the reason we rarely see such diseases anymore. Let's do our part to keep it that way."

Patient finds his 'guardian angel'
On the day before Easter, Tom and Pam Kearney arrived in Fort Worth from their home in Michigan feeling anxious and uncertain. An injury to Tom's xiphoid process caused excruciating pain in his chest - and the Kearneys traveled to Fort Worth so Albert Yurvati, DO, a surgeon at UNT Health Science Center, could perform a procedure that had been successful with other patients. They were far from home and alone in the city. Until they met Terry Stevenson.

Electrical stimulation therapy helps gastroparesis patient
Angela Pokluda enjoyed her life as a wife and mother until she began suffering bouts of nausea and couldn't keep food down. When her doctors finally determined Pokluda was suffering from gastroparesis, she was referred to UNTHSC surgeon Joseph E. Ronaghan, MD, FACS.

Media spotlight: Missing Persons Lab helps ID teenager who died 73 years ago
DNA experts at UNT Health Science Center announced this week that they had identified the remains of a 14-year-old boy buried more than 70 years ago at a now-closed reform school in Florida.

DNA analysis helps identify boy buried at Florida reform school in 1941
Scientists at UNT Health Science Center used DNA analysis to help identify the remains of a 14-year-old boy buried more than 70 years ago at a reform school in Florida.

Research to make early detection of Alzheimer's disease more accessible
By combining a simple blood test with a cognitive exam and demographics, researchers at UNT Health Science Center were able to accurately detect Alzheimer's disease, even in its very early stages.

Health and the ancient discipline of tai chi
From the window of his hotel in Beijing, Wayne English, DO, saw something in 1990 that would impact his life for decades to come. Since then, Dr. English has been learning about, practicing and teaching the ancient discipline of tai chi, which focuses on slow, rhythmic movements.

Acceleration Lab Program plays role in successful public launch of biotech firm
Five years ago, the co-founders of biotech start-up ZS Pharma, were developing a drug out of a lab provided by UNT Health Science Center. In June, the company successfully debuted on Wall Street as the first biotech IPO in Texas since 2000.

July

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

June

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

May

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

April

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

March

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

February

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

January

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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