City of Fort Worth, UNT Health Science Center team up on West Nile virus prevention

Wed, Jun 4, 2014 - 11:49am

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Fort Worth and the University of North Texas Health Science Center have renewed their mosquito-surveillance partnership, part of a unique effort blending hard science with community outreach to prevent the spread of West Nile virus.Under the agreement, graduate students and a scientist from UNTHSC trap and collect mosquitos from more than 60 sites across the city. The mosquitos are then tested for WNV infection at labs at UNTHSC and Tarrant County Public Health.Based on test results, medical entomologist Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, makes weekly recommendations to city...


First-year UNTHSC Student Wins Award With Ethics Essay On Importance of Vulnerability of Patients

Fri, May 23, 2014 - 12:20am

Linh Vo, a first-year student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, has won the first annual Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Essay Award.

The ethics award distinguishes University of North Texas students’ essays on ethical behavior in his or her focus of study or field of business.

Linh Vo received the $1,000 award for an essay that examined physicians’ duty to...

zSpace Enhances Virtual Anatomy Training

Thu, May 22, 2014 - 12:29pm

SUNNYVALE, CA, May 20, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- zSpace, Inc., a technology provider that delivers a new way of learning through immersive exploration, today announced it will provide advanced, interactive anatomy training solutions for medical schools and universities across the globe.

Partnered with Cyber Anatomy, Inc., zSpace's 3D virtual platform combined with Cyber-Anatomy's 3D medical education software allows medical students to advance their medical training and gain a deeper understanding of the human anatomy within a lifelike environment. Students at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in...


'Just and socially responsible' layoffs can mitigate depression among workers

Thu, May 22, 2014 - 11:36am

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers led by a University of North Texas Health Science Center epidemiologist found that a just and socially responsible layoff process is important for the emotional health of workers – a study that occurred during the most severe recession since the Great Depression.

The findings could inform how downsizing companies approach layoffs, emphasizing processes that are transparent, understandable, fair and well planned, said M. Harvey Brenner, PhD, Professor of Behavioral and Community Health.

"Depression is one of the most...


Gov. Perry appoints 11 student regents across the state

Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - 12:12pm

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed 10 student regents to their respective university systems, and one student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for terms effective June 1, 2014, and expiring May 31, 2015.

Higher Education Coordinating Board


Gerald “Jerry” Korty is pursuing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received a Master of Science degree in medical sciences from UNT Health Science Center and a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience from Purdue University....