Posts Tagged ‘UNT Health Science Center’

NASA Engineer Lesa Roe Bringing Pioneering Spirit to UNT System

Posted by Heather Noel

One thing NASA veteran Lesa Roe has learned six months into her role as the first female chancellor of the University of North Texas System — higher education is not all that different from working for America’s space agency.  

“Quite …

Fort Worth’s Cameron Cushman Selected as Mentor for New International Startup Program

Posted by Heather Noel

Cameron Cushman, a champion for Fort Worth’s startup community and director of innovation ecosystems at UNT Health Science Center, has been selected as a mentor for a new international startup program.

In April, Cushman will travel to Istanbul, Turkey as …

On Tap: CIO Summit, Startup Weekend Fort Worth & Engage Dallas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Recap: See the Ideas Spurred at Startup Weekend Fort Worth

Posted by Cameron Cushman

Editor’s Note: Cameron Cushman was a volunteer organizer for this year’s Startup Weekend Fort Worth.

So what happens when you have the former CEO of Startup Weekend facilitating your weekend-long company creation event and you get an extra hour in

Fort Worth Vision Screening Program Tests Preschoolers Via Camera-Like Device

Posted by Heather Noel

Checking vision is as simple as taking a photo in a pilot program aimed at reaching preschoolers in Fort Worth. 

Researchers from the North Texas Eye Research Institute at UNT Health Science Center are using a refractometer, a camera-like device …

UNT Health Science Center to Host Autism Speaks Event

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Representatives from Autism Speaks will be in Fort Worth this week to share the latest research and learn about work UNT Health Science Center is doing to help those with the developmental disorder. 

During a free community event Wednesday at …

Fort Worth Researchers Using Motion Capture Tech to Aid People With Mobility Problems

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Researchers from the UNT Health Science Center are asking patients with mobility diseases to show up and fall down — all while strapped into a harness and ropes, of course.

The Human Movement Performance Laboratory at the Fort Worth school …

UNT Researchers Find Way to Protect Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Posted by Chloe Bennett

UNT Health Science Center researchers have discovered a treatment that could help preserve brain functioning after cardiac arrest.

More than 500,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest each year, according to the university. During a cardiac event, the blood supply to the …

Children Can Breathe Easy with Asthma 411 Program

Posted by Julia Batlle

A new program is reducing the consequences that arise as a result of asthma in students. 

With children having to miss school after severe asthma attacks that often lead to 911 calls, Tarrant County leaders and educators are working to …

UNT Researchers Develop Cooling Cushion to Prevent Ulcers for People in Wheelchairs

Posted by Heather Noel

Consistent pressure against the skin can lead to ulcers for many people in wheelchairs, but UNT Health Science Center researchers have designed a cooling cushion that could help prevent the costly health problem.

The battery-powered system circulates about a gallon …

UNT Health Science Project Targets Astronauts’ Immune Systems

Posted by Lance Murray

How will reduced gravity during spaceflight affect astronauts’ immune systems? That’s the focus of research being done by longtime collaborators at the UNT Health Science Center and Langston University, a historically black college in Oklahoma. 

The teams are working on

Could Health Care Be Key to Boosting Economy? Fort Worth Leaders Think So

Posted by Heather Noel

Focus on health care and businesses and jobs will come. 

That was part of the message Fort Worth leaders gave during a discussion about health care’s evolution in Tarrant County Wednesday at Texas Christian University. 

The event gathered Fort Worth …

UNT Health Science Center Names Director for Patient Safety Institute

Posted by Heather Noel

Dr. Thomas Diller has been named the executive director for UNT Health Science Center’s Institute for Patient Safety. 

The new institute, created with $4 million from the state, is the first in the nation to focus on “actionable change for …

3 Things We’re Reading: IndyCar Racer Tony Kanaan Uses Smart Shirt to Monitor Health

Posted by Amanda Hayes


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