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News Releases - 2015

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.

February

Running his way to good health
For years, Seth Willmoth was a fast food junkie who super-sized sodas and dined daily on burgers. He tried to lose weight, but could never stick with a diet. Then last spring, at 378 pounds, something clicked.

Looking out for you at the finish line
When runners in this weekend's Cowtown Marathon races cross the finish line, they'll find a medical team from UNT Health Science Center watching out for their welfare.

Icy weather cancels helicopter fly-in
The CareFlite helicopter fly-in scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, at UNT Health Science Center has been canceled because of inclement weather.

Health screenings available at Cowtown Expo
The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, sponsored by UNT Health Science Center, will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, and will feature free health screenings.

A patient's best friend
Katie, a 9-year-old rescued Golden Retriever, can do math by pawing out the answers, bow her head to pray and catch a bone off her nose. But her greatest gift may be in nurturing others, from sick children to elderly adults with dementia.

New study carrels enhance learning at Lewis Library
Backpack, textbooks, phone, laptop, headphones, coffee, water bottle, snacks: study-time necessities. Space for all that? Not a problem in the Lewis Library's spacious yet private study carrels. They're drawing raves since their mid-January installation.

Student pharmacists sharpen patient-communication skills
Your pharmacist isn't much of a pill-counter anymore. Chances are good that a technician does that while your pharmacist educates patients about their health and helps them learn how best to integrate medication into their total treatment plan.

JPS earns Texas Hospital Association award for quality
JPS Health Network (JPS) has won the Texas Hospital Association's 2014 Bill Aston Award for Quality. The statewide award recognizes Trinity Springs Pavilion's successful campaign to lower the psychiatric hospital's readmission rate, which has dropped by two thirds for patients most at risk.

A lifeline for traumatized children
Sixty percent of U.S. children are exposed to violence, crime, abuse or psychological trauma. Through Rainbow Days, a curriculum-based support groups, caring adults throw a lifeline to at-risk children.

Williams says health caregivers must put patient needs first
UNT Health Science Center President Michael R. Williams has a vision for caregivers of the future. They are active listeners with high emotional intelligence. They are leaders, work well on a team and understand their value. They know how to communicate with patients and patients' families.

Web portal to help diversify biomedical workforce
A web portal that will play a key role in helping students pursue and excel at biomedical and behavioral science careers is being developed at UNT Health Science Center.

UNTHSC Missing Persons Lab helps ID fourth person from Florida boys school
The Missing Persons Lab at UNT Health Science Center used DNA analysis to help identify a fourth young person buried years ago in an unmarked grave at a Florida reform school.

UNTHSC to host annual state advisors meeting
UNT Health Science Center President Michael Williams will deliver the keynote address Friday at the 46th annual Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions meeting in Fort Worth.

Expanding horizons for global change
How can the study of issues like climate change, immigration, epidemics, social injustice, infectious disease migration, international health, the environment and relations across borders help change the world? Beginning this spring - through a new Global Health Certificate program at UNT Health Science Center - students will have opportunity to explore those very questions.

NamUs' voice of compassion and competence
The calls come in every week from family members who are scared, grief-stricken or simply searching for clues about the disappearance of their loved ones. Fortunately, the voice on the other end of the line belongs to Ruth Rodriguez-Dunnahoo.

When Ebola came to Dallas, UNTHSC alum was prepared
As Medical Director/Health Authority for Dallas County, Christopher Perkins, DO, MPH, has led surveillance efforts for communicable diseases ranging from measles to West Nile virus.

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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