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News Releases - 2015

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March

Visiting professor studies U.S. public health
Over the next year, a professor from South Korea will be immersing himself in Fort Worth culture and the way that public health is taught in the United States.

Public Health student wins TPHA competition
Shlesma Chhetri, a doctoral student in UNT Health Science Center's School of Public Health, has been recognized by the Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) for a presentation on the sex trade and homeless women.

With immunizations, UNTHSC removing barrier for high school students
UNT Health Science Center's Pediatric Mobile Clinic will provide free immunizations at Carter-Riverside High to graduating seniors needing a second dose of the meningitis vaccine, a requirement for college attendance or military service.

Monitoring health from a patient’s home
A new program uses patient-monitoring equipment that allows nurses to remotely monitor patients in their homes, thus reducing hospital readmission rates and increasing quality of life.

Impact of air pollution on women’s health and birth outcomes
A new study suggests a possible link between air pollution and Type 2 diabetes that could result in potential adverse birth outcomes in pregnant women.

The envelope, please…. Fledgling physicians ‘match’ residencies
Confetti, hugs and big smiles filled the hall Friday as more than 200 fledgling physicians learned where they'll serve residencies after graduating this spring from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Symposium will address Alzheimer's disease from all sides
Every day, UNT Health Science Center researchers are studying ways to better understand Alzheimer's disease and how it can be treated or prevented. At the "Dementia from All Sides 2015 Spring Symposium" presented by the Alzheimer's Association, several UNTHSC scientists will share their latest research on the disease and the importance of clinical trials.

A TCOM couple waits for a “match”
For medical students Shane and Pilar Rainey, the biggest challenge of newlywed life is choosing a residency where both will thrive.

UNTHSC to host Sports Medicine conference
Several UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) alumni, professors and clinicians will deliver presentations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the first-ever Sports Medicine Day event on the UNTHSC campus. This event will also serve as the Midwest Regional American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (SAOASM) Conference.

Can cultural adaptation increase diabetes risk for Hispanic kids?
Mexican-American children who show evidence of greater adaptation into American culture face significantly higher odds of being at high risk for Type 2 diabetes than Mexican-American children who do not similarly adapt.

Carl Everett's planned gift will create endowed professorship
Carl E. Everett, DO, spent half of his life supporting the UNT Health Science Center. And before his death at age 97 in 2012, Dr. Everett ensured through a planned gift that his legacy of support for the school would continue forever.

New roles for top leaders at UNTHSC
Several top leaders at UNT Health Science Center have new roles, responsibilities and reporting structures – changes that UNTHSC President Michael R. Williams said “strengthen our team and better align our leadership resources.”

Offering hands of hope
For years, Electra Van Item endured the constant pain of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the lining of the joints, causing swelling that eventually can result in bone erosion and joint deformity.

Health Science Center to be closed Monday; UNT Health clinics remain open
The UNT Health Science Center will be closed Monday, March 16. All classes, administrative offices and Founders' Activity Center will be closed during this time. UNT Health offices and clinics will be open as usual on Monday.

Prevent falls in nasty weather
The possibility of another coating of ice and snow is bearing down on North Texas. If you must go out, follow tips from Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

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

Health Science Center to close Monday for MLK holiday

A more effective way to identify elder abuse

 

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