August 17, 2007
  In The News


Case closed
Our DNA Lab was credited with identifying the remains of Elias Morales Leija, who had been missing from his Brazoria County home for 12 years. A break in the case came in 2003, when we notified area law enforcement agencies of a new database that stores data from DNA samples. Texas CableNews,, Galveston County News and several other news media carried the story.


Growth noted
“UNT med school poised to double size of FW campus,” reads the Dallas Business Journal headline. After his first year as president of the Health Science Center, Dr. Scott Ransom outlined the institution’s accomplishments and reinforced his vision for our future in the Aug. 10 edition. Among several key points, Dr. Ransom noted, “Our current total enrollment is 1,150 students. In another 10 years, we’ll have more than 2,000 students.”


Advice given
UNT Health pediatrician and immunologist Dr. John Fling and pharmacist Dan Hooper contributed expert advice on the benefits of vitamin B-1 in warding off those pesky mosquitoes and the benefits of administering medication via a transdermal patch, respectively. Both articles appeared in the Star-Telegram in the past couple of weeks. In addition, Dr. Vickie Nejtek in the School of Public Health contributed to an article on the trials and tribulations that mental patients experience with outpatient healthcare.


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