May 1, 2009

The Office of Marketing and Communications’ Campus Connection newsletter won second place in the “Best Newspaper or Newsletter” category at this year’s American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Excellence in Communications awards. The award was announced at AACOM’s Annual Meeting in Bethesda, Md., last month.

The Office of Marketing and Communications also won two Healthcare Advertising Awards from the Healthcare Marketing Report. UNT Health’s “Called to Teach, Called to Heal” billboard earned a bronze award in the Outdoor Transit/Billboard category, and the North Texas Health and Science magazine earned a merit award in Publications/External category.

Olga Dreeben, Phd, PT, MPT, associate professor of Physical Therapy, published her third book, “Patient Education in Rehabilitation,” on April 15. This book applies patient education skills to the clinical process, in general, and rehabilitation, in particular. “Patient Education in Rehabilitation” explores various teaching and learning theories and models of instruction, as well as the ethical, legal, communicative and cultural variables in patient education.

Relay for Life

Nine teams made up of 98 UNTHSC faculty, staff, students and their family members participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at Fort Worth’s Farrington Field on April 3. The UNTHSC teams raised more than $12,400 for cancer research during the event. Pictured: Lydia St. John, senior administrative service officer in Molecular Biology and Immunolgy, and Sandy Dyer, senior administrative services officer in Lab Animal Medicine.

Carter Bloodcare Award

The UNT Health Science Center was honored by Carter Blood Care for the highest number of donations for colleges in Northwest Fort Worth in 2008—the third consecutive year that the Health Science Center has earned this honor.  Last year faculty, staff and students donated 200 units of blood, enough to help 600 patients in need of blood. On top of that, the Health Science Center earned Carter’s Four Seasons Award for hosting four blood drives in a year. Sallie Spotanski, administrative associate in Facilities Management, presented the award to Jennifer Trevino, chief of staff in the Office of the President. The next blood drive at the Health Science Center is May 12 from 8 am to 3 pm in the Atrium. For more information about blood drives at the Health Science Center, contact Sallie Spotanski at ext. 2182.

Spring Fling

School of Public Health students celebrated National Public Health Week by hosting a community-wide health fair on Tuesday, April 7, that featured healthy-cooking demonstrations, lipid screenings, body fat analysis, fire safety information and more. More than 200 "This is Public Health" T-shirts and souvenir water bottles were distributed within the first 15 minutes.  The event included several community vendors and live cut-ins on 92.1 FM Country Legends Radio.

Top Docs

UNT Health physicians who made Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Top Docs list were honored at a reception hosted by the magazine on April 2. In all, 33 UNT Health physicians made the list for 2009. Pictured: Bernard Rubin, DO, MPH, professor and chief of Rheumatology, and William McIntosh, DO, associate professor of Neurology.



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