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March 21, 2008
UNT HSC Logo Campus Connection Newletter Title. People. Plans. Progress. Carl Bluemel and Cleatus Wallis

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A new, streamlined Web site is on the way April 1- no fooling!

Starting in April, you’ll see some big changes on the UNTHSC Internet site ( The site is undergoing a redesign that will make it easier for those outside the Health Science Center — such as potential students, potential donors, patients and the media — to learn about us.

But don’t worry… All the things you use on the site will still be there.  A new “Useful Links” page will include the same internal tools including GroupWise access, the courses Web site and EIS. And soon, the UNTHSC Intranet ( will undergo a revamp to make it a more dynamic, user-friendly tool for faculty, staff and students.

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EMR in use

EMR on track for PCC
UNT Health and the Patient Care Center clinics are continuing training and implementation of the new electronic medical record (EMR) system. By the end of May, clinics should be actively using the NextGen EMR system in most areas of the PCC, according to Dr. Robert Adams, chief medical officer for UNT Health. Many clinics, such as Family Practice, Surgery, Orthopaedics and Pediatrics, are already using the system. Internal Medicine is finishing its training and beginning implementation.

Click on headline for more information on EMR line


Patricia Viola

New Jersey signs law requiring use of Health Science Center DNA Lab services
A new law in the State of New Jersey aims to identify missing persons through a partnership between New Jersey law enforcement agencies and the UNT Center for Human Identification here on the UNTHSC campus. Patricia’s Law, which passed in January, requires New Jersey law enforcement agencies to submit reference DNA samples from family members of people missing more than 30 days to the UNT Center for Human Identification’s DNA lab for analysis and uploading into CODIS. Patricia’s Law is the first of its kind in the country to offer a comprehensive plan for collecting DNA evidence.

The law was signed by New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine at a press conference on Wednesday.  Also in attendance were several New Jersey lawmakers, law enforcement representatives and the family of Patricia Viola, for whom the law is named. 

Click on headline for more on Patricia’s Law


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Dr. Ransom takes to the skies to spread the word about UNTHSC
If you fly American Airlines in June, you will hear a familiar voice on the in-flight radio. UNTHSC President Dr. Scott Ransom will be featured in an interview on SkyRadio, American Airlines’ in-flight audio news program. Dr. Ransom’s segment focuses on our new Institute for Cancer and Blood Disorders and how UNTHSC is positioned to create health solutions for the community.

The segment will run for the entire month of June on all American Airlines domestic and international flights.

Click on headline to listen to Dr. Ransom on SkyRadio. line


Dr. Brian Gladue

Dr. Gladue quoted in Newsweek
No doubt you’ve read the recent headlines about former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s fall from grace. For insight into the psychology behind powerful men displaying risky behavior, Newsweek magazine looked to UNTHSC’s own Dr. Brian Gladue, director of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, chair of the Institutional Review Board and licensed psychologist. The article quotes Dr. Gladue and mentions the Health Science Center.

You can read the article on Newsweek’s Web site. UNT HSC Logo



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RAD is just a week away
Research Appreciation Day 2008 is March 28 from 8 am to 6 pm on the sixth floor of the CBH. Research project posters will be judged during morning and afternoon sessions, with awards presented at the end of the day. Dr. Bruce Budowle, senior scientist for the FBI, will speak at noon on “Forensic Challenges to the Bioterrorism Threat” during lunch. A daVinci surgical robot will be on display throughout the day. More than 190 research submissions will be on display at RAD 2008, and it is supported by more than $20,000 in sponsorships and more than 20 vendors.

RAD Sponsors:
Alcon - $10,000                                    HealthPoint - $5,000
Allied BioSystems - $2,500                   Texas Oncology/US Oncology - $2,500

For all the details, visit the Research Appreciation Day Web site. UNT HSC Logo



Dr. Christine Goertz Choate

Distinguished speaker and symposium focus on manual therapy and research
Dr. Christine Goertz Choate will discuss translational research and manual therapies at the fourth Health Science Center Distinguished Speaker Series event on March 31 at 5:15 pm in Luibel Hall. Dr. Choate is the president and executive director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The Distinguished Speaker Series is open to the public.

Her presentation is in conjunction with "Delineating the Evidence Base for Somato-Visceral Interactions and Autonomic Mechanisms of Manual Therapy" – an international, interdisciplinary symposium sponsored by the Osteopathic Research Center, which features leading researchers in the areas of somato-visceral reflexes and autonomic mechanisms of manual therapy from the U.S., Japan, Germany and Canada.

Visit the PACE Web site for more information or to register for these events. UNT HSC Logo


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Carl Bluemel and Cleatus Wallis

"After a year of hard work, we are ready to update the Health Science Center's external Web site. The new design will focus on streamlining the navigation and providing easy-to-find information for potential students and external parties interested in UNTHSC. I hope you like it."

Carl Bluemel
Electronic Media Manager

"Leave me alone so I can get this Web site up and running."

Cleatus Wallis
Senior Web Analyst

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