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News Releases - 2015

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January

Physician executive Dr. Michael Hicks to lead UNTHSC's clinical operations
Dr. Michael Hicks, who co-founded one of the nation's largest providers of perioperative medicine and pain management services, has joined UNT Health Science Center as its Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs.

With support from NIH, efforts to diversify biomedical workforce begin at UNTHSC
A national effort to increase the number of researchers from underrepresented minority backgrounds in the biomedical and behavioral workforce is beginning to take shape after a recent meeting at UNT Health Science Center.

Alum becomes 1st DO to lead Dallas County Medical Society
In his new role, Dr. Jim Walton will lead the second-largest county medical society in the United States with more than 7,000 physicians, medical students and residents.

Sniffing out remedies for 'cedar fever'
If you started the new year with congestion and watery eyes, you're not alone. Mountain cedar allergy season is in full sneeze and will get worse during the next few weeks. The affliction is often called "cedar fever" and can indeed make you sick.

Certificate program focuses on critical role of food security
Through a new program launching this summer at UNT Health Science Center, students can now pursue a Graduate Certificate in Food Security and Public Health to study the important issues related to bringing safe, nutritious foods to populations around the globe.

Community Garden is on the grow
The UNT Health Science Center Community Garden marks its first birthday Feb. 15 and will expand with nine more plots later that month. Here are its major accomplishments so far - not bad for a 1-year-old.

Meal service with a smile can drive patient satisfaction
A study by Martin Ostensen, a Master of Health Administration student in UNTHSC's School of Public Health, has correlated positive meal and nutrition experiences in hospitals with higher patient-satisfaction scores.

Operating with little room for error
In the hospital waiting room, Kayla Cameron couldn’t hold back the tears. Weeks earlier, Cameron, 22, had been critically injured in a car crash that fractured her spinal column and put her at risk of paralysis. On this day, she was to meet Douglas Dickson, MD, the orthopedic surgeon who performed an emergency spinal fusion surgery on her.

A more effective way to identify elder abuse
Elder abuse is a largely hidden problem, but one that impacts a growing number of America's aging population. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 500,000 older adults are abused or neglected in the U.S. each year.

Health Science Center to close Monday for MLK holiday
The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. However, all UNT Health clinics and offices will remain open during normal business hours.

 

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