August 15, 2008
  In theNews

Koulen named Health Care Hero
Peter Koulen, PhD, professor, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, was named a Health Care Hero by the Dallas Business Journal for his research into Alzheimer's disease treatments. All Health Care Hero recipients were featured in a special 80-page section included with the Aug. 1-7, 2008, edition of the Business Journal. Health Care Hero honorees were chosen from among nominations solicited through the publications print and online outlets by a board of Dallas Business Journal editors.

UNT Health docs quoted on health topics
Several of our faculty physicians have served as medical experts in the media recently. In the Star-Telegram, Dr. Mark Sanders, assistant professor of family and community medicine, commented on the viability of self-administered health screening kits. Dr. Kollier Hinkle, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was quoted in the Fort Worth Business Press about the importance of self-administered breast examinations.

DNA lab stays busy
Also, the UNT Center for Human Identification was mentioned in a pair of articles that appeared in the Southern Oregon Mail Tribune -- one naming the center as the source of genetic testing conducted to identify a child found dead 45 years ago, and the other detailing the process Oregon's new laws affecting missing persons cases.

The Center for Human Identification was also mentioned in a Santa Fe New Mexican story about a 1998 missing person's case. The detective working the case said the Center is a leader in identifying missing persons using mitochondrial DNA profiles.

George Adams, Missing Persons Program coordinator, was quoted in the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune about a case in which DNA testing was used to determine if a set of remains discovered in 1998 belonged to one of two missing women. The profile generated here proved the remains belonged to neither woman.

Amy Smuts, a forensic analyst who works in the DNA lab, was quoted in a story in The Facts, a Brazoria County, Texas, newspaper, as a result of her testimony in a trial in that area. The lab was also mentioned in several television news broadcasts in the Wilmington, N.C., area because of its work on a missing persons case there.

SPH in the news
Former School of Public Health faculty member Dr. Samuel F. Atkinson (2002-2004) was named as UNT's Summer Commencement speaker on North Texas e-News.

JPS growth benefits HSC
The Health Science Center was mentioned in a Fort Worth Business Press story about JPS expansion and growth. The article stated their growth allows physicians from our medical school to train at their facilities, which has the potential to set physicians up for long-term careers locally. UNTHSC logo


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