New business incubator to open next month in Fort Worth

Tue, Jan 7, 2014 - 12:46pm

FORT WORTH — A mixed-use industry incubator designed to foster entrepreneurial development and create jobs is being created by the city of Fort Worth in a public/private partnership.

IDEA Works Fort Worth will operate from a 9,000-square-foot building at 600 E. Rosedale St., at the former James Guinn Elementary School, a three-building complex that includes the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center and Tech Fort Worth. Renovations to the building were completed last fall.

IDEA Works Fort Worth, a partnership of the city and the BAC Education Foundation, will officially begin Feb. 5. It will be managed and funded by...


Family physician enjoys variety in daily rounds

Thu, Dec 19, 2013 - 12:20pm

When choosing a career path, Dr. Megan Belcher set out to find something that aligned with both her love of science and her love of helping others. She found just what she was looking for in a career in medicine."Medicine is the one career that fits me," Belcher said. "I have a degree in biochemistry, but I was terrible at the labs. Medicine is wonderful because it is science and evidence-based, but allows me to interact and care for people on a daily basis."Belcher received her biochemistry degree from Texas Tech University and went on to earn her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort...


Harris County Department of Education Receives Hogg Foundation Grant to Fund Training in Children’s Mental Health

Tue, Jul 23, 2013 - 2:19pm

AUSTIN, Texas — The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) the 2013 Ima Hogg Community Education Grant for Children’s Mental Health. The five-year, $97,000 grant will launch a broad training initiative to increase knowledge of children’s mental health among non-mental health professionals who work with children in Houston and Harris County.

HCDE’s Healthy Minds Healthy Children project will train 400 Head Start teachers and staffers to recognize children’s mental health issues and coach parents on ways to address their children’s...

UNT regents pick permanent president for health science center

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 - 2:20pm

DALLAS — Dr. Michael Williams, a Fort Worth native whose maternal grandparents once owned a cabinet shop on the north side, has officially been named president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Williams, 59, became interim president in December after Dr. Scott Ransom was fired. Williams was named sole finalist in June.

“It feels great to be here,” Williams said Friday after regents voted unanimously for his appointment. “It feels great to be an official part of the team.”

The UNT System board of regents met by teleconference to discuss the appointment. Regents had a closed...


UNT System College of Pharmacy begins classes on Aug. 19.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 - 11:58am

FORT WORTH — Signs are up at the University of North Texas Health Science Center announcing a new addition to the Fort Worth campus: UNT System College of Pharmacy.

Labs are being prepped. Final touches are being made to auditoriums and offices that will be ready when the college’s first class of pharmacy students arrives.

“We are ready to open our doors on Aug. 19,” said Myron K. Jacobson, dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy.

The college will educate a new generation of pharmacists by integrating research, medication management and...