July 20, 2007
  In The News


DNA Lab Positively Identified
USA Today featured the UNT Center for Human Identification, which includes the DNA Identity Lab at the Health Science Center, noting that the Center’s DNA analysis work and the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) help law enforcement officials identify “found” remains. An Associated Press article on the DNA Lab noted the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office’s use of the lab to identify remains. The story was included on Forbes.com, Chron.com, Yahoo! News, and other news outlets.


New Pill May Cure Smoking and Drinking Simultaneously
Dr. Christopher de Fiebre of pharmacology and neuroscience was quoted in an Associated Press article explaining how pills intended to help people quit smoking can also help them quit drinking. The article was featured on Yahoo! News, CBS.com, ABC.com, CNN.com, as well as in printed media and television news stories.


Exploring International Travel Medicine
Dr. Brent Sanderlin of family and community medicine pointed out steps to prepare for traveling -- whether for business or pleasure -- in the July 9 issue of the Fort Worth Business Press. From the need for immunizations to high altitude physiology, Dr. Sanderlin notes the increasing need for physicians in travel-related medicine.


Doctors Spread Infectious Disease Prevention Tips to Iraqi Peers
Dr. John Podgore’s and Dr. Barbara Atkinson’s
recent trip to Iraq to counsel local physicians on preventing infectious diseases was the top news in the July 16 edition of the Fort Worth Business Press. The front-page article detailed the work that our doctors did while in Iraq as well as their observations from the trip.


Dual-Degree Alum Praised for National Leadership and Passion for Research
Dr. Marty Knott, who received his DO and PhD degrees at this year’s commencement ceremonies, is the subject of the Osteopathic Medical Student Spotlight in the June issue of The DO, the monthly magazine of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Knott, who was president of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association for two terms, from 2005 to 2007, was described in the article as a mentor for aspiring student leaders, especially those interested in research. Dr. Knott received the 2006 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association last fall at the AOA convention in Las Vegas. He was the first student to be the lead author on a Northup Award-winning article.


Center Shines in Regional Publication
The Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technologies in the Center for BioHealth is the Featured Resource Partner in the July 10 quarterly newsletter of the North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization.



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