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UNT Health physicians are ‘Tops’
Several UNT Health clinicians were recently honored in a survey conducted by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. More than 3,000 local physicians completed the survey, identifying the professionals they regarded as the leaders in each field of specialty. UNT Health physicians named to Fort Worth, Texas Top Docs are:
Cardiology
David Slife, DO
Martin Weiss, DO
Gastroenterology
Monte Troutman, DO
Geriatrics
Janice Knebl, DO
Amy Moss, DO
Infectious Diseases
Barbara Atkinson, DO
Neurology
William McIntosh, DO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kollier Hinkle, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Arvind Nana, MD
Russell Wagner, MD
Palliative Care
Alvin Mathé, DO ('89)
Podiatry
Brian Carpenter, DPM
Alan Garrett, DPM
Travis Motley, DPM
Psychiatry
Marija Djokovic, MD
Prema Manjunath, MD
Carol Nati, MD
Alan Podawiltz, DO
Scott Winter, MD
Vascular Surgery
Albert O-Yurvati, DO ('86)

Save the Date
Commencement - May 14, 3 p.m., Daniel Meyer Coliseum at TCU
6th Annual Health Disparities Conference - June 16-17, UNTHSC campus
White Coat Ceremony - July 23, 2 p.m., Will Rogers Auditorium

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TCOM places 100 percent of students in residencies
The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) Class of 2011 matched all of its students into residency or internship positions this year. The National Residency Matching Program, which coordinates the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education match, placed 93 TCOM students in residency or internship positions throughout the U.S. Other students were matched to American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved residencies, military residency programs or dual-accredited programs. Of the 158 TCOM students matched for residency, 108 (68 percent) are going into primary care. View the TCOM Class of 2011 Residency Matches in a larger interactive map.

Mixing energy drinks, alcohol could be dangerous concoction
Combining caffeinated energy drinks such as Monster or Red Bull with alcohol could be more dangerous than consuming either separately, according to a recent study conducted by Dennis Thombs, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health. In Thombs' research, bar patrons near a college campus were asked a series of questions after exiting several establishments, and their breath alcohol level was tested. Thombs and his findings were part of a segment televised on Canadian TV's investigative program "16:9" on April 2.

‘Good cholesterol’ nanoparticles seek and destroy cancer cells
A new discovery¬† by Andras Lacko, PhD, UNTHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology, and Anil Sood, PhD, (MD Anderson Cancer Center) may kill cancer cells using “good cholesterol” as the vehicle. High-density lipoproteins haul excess cholesterol to the liver for disposal, but new research suggests "good cholesterol" can also act as a special delivery vehicle of destruction for cancer without the side effects experienced with current methods. Lacko and Sood jointly developed the nanoparticles, which build on Lacko's original insight about HDL's potential for cancer drug delivery. 

Joint Chiefs of Staff representatives discuss vet support
Special visitors from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Warrior and Family Support Team, including Col. David Sutherland, met with Dallas-Fort Worth region community leaders in March at the UNT Health Science Center. This initial meeting was held to develop an action plan to collaborate and improve the support of military warriors, veterans and their families in the North Texas area.

Bone & Joint Institute opens complete musculoskeletal center
In March, UNT Health launched the Bone & Joint Institute, a complete musculoskeletal care center, in the Ben Hogan Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. UNT Health's orthopedic practice on the Health Science Center campus recently moved into the new 7,400-square-foot facility. The group has 10 orthopedic surgeons, a primary care sports medicine physician, a rheumatologist, an osteopathic manipulative medicine physician, three podiatrists and a physician assistant. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (817)735-2900.

Golf tourney brings in $40,000 for the UNTHSC Foundation
More than 130 players -- the most ever -- took to the links on April 5 for the 6th annual President's Invitational Tournament at Ridglea Country Club Championship Course. The tournament will net more than $40,000 for the Health Science Center's Foundation in support of scholarships and programs to benefit the institution. Thanks to presenting sponsor Quest Diagnostics and co-chairs Michele and Fred Reynolds.

26th annual high school art show hosted at UNTHSC in April
The Health Science Center hosts the 26th annual Art Show and Competition for area high school artists this month. More than 300 sketches, paintings, photographs and other art in eight different categories are on display in the atrium of the Education and Administration Building. Sixteen schools participated in the art contest this year. On May 1, students will be awarded prizes at a reception on campus.

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