June 5, 2009
  In theNews

Health Science Center in the Business Press
The May 18 edition of the Fort Worth Business Press included the latest of President Scott Ransom’s monthly columns highlighting options for revamping our national healthcare system. Richard Kurz, PhD, dean of the School of Public Health, also was quoted in an article about the often difficult decisions undocumented patients must make to receive health care.

Center identifies Oklahoma missing
Articles about the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office use of the UNT Center for Human Identification appeared across the country in late May. Outlets carrying articles included The Associated Press, The New York Times, the Fort Mill (S.C.) Times, KFOR News Channel 4 (Oklahoma City), KOKH Fox 25 – Oklahoma News, nbcdfw.com, the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Telegram, KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City News), al.com (Alabama News), Tulsa World, Peace4theMissing.blogspot.com (blog), NewsOK.com, KFSM-TV, Fort Smith, Ark., News and the Edmond Sun (Edmond, Okla.).

Kidney cancer work announced
The team of Sharad Singhal, PhD, associate professor; Jyotsana Singhal, senior research assistant; Sushma Yadav, PhD, assistant professor; Mukesh Sahu, GSBS student; Yogesh Awasthi, PhD, professor; and Sanjay Awasthi, MD, professor, all of the Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, published findings in Cancer Research, a publication of the American Association of Cancer Research, about the use of RLIP76 repression in kidney cancer therapy. Repression of the protein has already been shown to be effective in treatments of leukemia, melanoma, colon, lung, prostate and ovarian cancer.

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