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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.


Research award highlights big weekend for Physical Therapy Program
Howe Liu, MPT, PhD, was named Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher for 2014 during the Texas Physical Therapy Association in Galveston.

PA Laura Mattingly earns national recognition
Assistant Professor Laura Mattingly, PA-C, was awarded the Physician Assistant Education Association's 2014 "Rising Star," a prestigious national award given to the PA who made outstanding contributions to Physician Assistant Studies education.

UNTHSC to join effort to diversify biomedical workforce
UNT Health Science Center, in partnership with four other institutions, is designing a mentoring network for researchers from underrepresented minority backgrounds as part of a national effort to diversify the biomedical workforce.

SAGE thanks Meals on Wheels with donation
For five years, Meals on Wheels has helped connect homebound older adults with the Students Assisting in Geriatric Education, or SAGE, program that makes it possible for medical professions students to make home visits with local seniors. Recently SAGE leaders were able to thank Meals on Wheels by presenting a $20,000 donation to the community organization.

Preparing for outbreak
As the world anxiously follows news from first responders, health care workers and the CDC in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in Dallas, students at UNT Health Science Center are learning valuable lessons to help prepare for their own future service in the field.

Public health professor gives back in the BEST way
Lilly Ramphal-Naley, MD, MPH, has come up with a unique way to assist international graduate students at UNT Health Science Center by donating her teaching stipend back to the school to create five new $1,000 scholarships through the School of Public Health BEST Center.

Dr. Martha Felini honored by Dallas County Commissioners Court
Martha Felini, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNT Health Science Center, has been honored for her leadership role in the Prostitute Diversion Initiative (PDI) in Dallas.

Program to show how tai chi promotes wellness
Paul Lam, an international tai chi expert, will present "Tai Chi for Health and Wellness" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, on the UNT Health Science Center campus.

SPH alumnus saving lives in India
Dr. Pawankumar Gulabrao Patil, an alumnus of UNT Health Science Center's School of Public Health, has a story that reads like a movie script, according to The Better India.

UNTHSC volunteers demonstrate values in Cowtown Brush Up effort
The skies were overcast and the ground was soggy, but the spirits of the UNT Health Science Center volunteers were high and bright as they gathered last weekend to paint a house as part of the annual Cowtown Brush Up campaign.

Research seeks to disrupt the perfect storm that increases risk of Alzheimer's
The combination of testosterone, sleep apnea and oxidative stress may work together to promote brain inflammation and put men at a greater risk for Alzheimer's disease. That's the hypothesis that Rebecca Cunningham, PhD, hopes to prove with the help of a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association.

UNTHSC to lead Fort Worth fight against infant mortality
A federal grant puts UNT Health Science Center at the heart of an effort to combat Fort Worth's stubbornly high infant mortality rates.

New treatment can help ragweed sufferers
In North Texas, a sure sign of autumn is sneezing. But there's good news: A newly approved medication called Ragwitek, can help.

Libby Watson recognized for public health leadership
For six years, volunteer Libby Watson has helped UNT Health Science Center's School of Public Health (SPH) build partnerships, engage local leaders and tackle top priority public health issues in the community by serving as Chair of the University's Public Health and Prevention Council.

Oct. 6-12 is National Physician Assistant Week
They practice medicine in every specialty, in every setting. They diagnosis illnesses and prescribe medication. And they increase access to quality medicine for patients everywhere. They are Physician Assistants, a versatile profession of medical providers trained at the UNT Health Science Center since 1997.

Guidelines established for use in clinical trials of Alzheimer's blood test
Researchers have moved a step closer to making a simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease available for screening older adults. The first standardized guidelines for the collection of blood to test for early Alzheimer's disease have been established by an international working group led by UNT Health Science Center.


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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