Feb 12 at 12 pm – LIB 110 Pedia & Women’s Health Forum – Medical Professional’s Role in Adoption


Pediatrics and Women’s Health Forum
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: UNTHSC – ROOM LIB 110
12:00 -1:00 pm
Topic: The Medical Professional’s Role in the Adoption Process
Speaker: Ginny Manley, LPC, Adoption Education Specialist at The Gladney Center
• Understand Adoption Hospital Plans Regarding Adoption
• Ethical Considerations for Hospital Staff
• Overview of Texas Adoption Law
• Addressing Obstacles to Adoption
The Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health, UNTHSC, TCOM
Questions: Please contact Leah Zimmerman leah.Zimmerman@unthsc.edu or 817-735-0141
W. Paul Bowman, MD, Chairman

Open Forum with the Provost Tuesday, February 4th


Join us as we talk about our Academic Innovation initiatives — where creativity, comprehensive excellence and our aspirations for impacting the world around us come together at the Health Science Center.

When: Tuesday, February 4th 10:45am
Where: MET 124N

TCU/UNTHSC School of Medicine Lunch and Learn: Jigsaw or Jazz Hands: Choreographing Dynamic Content for Medical Education


The goal of this session is to appreciate the creation of a successfully entertaining and educational lecture.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Summarize the pre-planning process and feedback from the Behavior Week

2. Explore the concepts of edutainment and infotainment

3. Construct lesson planning templates for classroom-based active learning

4. Differentiate behavioral conditioning approaches in content delivery

5. Review the neurobiology of attention and reward

We will raffle off two signed books to those in attendance: “The Attention Merchants” by Tim Wu and “Salt, Sugar, Fat” by Michael Moss!

Facilitated by: Brian Dixon, M.D.

RSVP to MDFacultyDev@tcu.edu

There is still time for Teaching Excellence Seminar Series Jan – March


Join a group of faculty dedicated to improving teaching strategies. Come to one session, a few, or all. Lunch is provided for pre-registrants. Find out more and register here: https://www.unthsc.edu/center-for-innovative-learning/tess

Topics include Mindfulness, Engaging Lecture, Social Media, Student Motivation, Technology Enhanced Active Learning, and Powerful Presentations.

34th Annual Super Bowl Ride


On February 2, 2020, you are invited to join the MBBC (Mayor Betsy’s Bike Club) for a Fort Worth to Dallas cycling tradition.

The MBBC will be leading 2 groups from the South side of the T & P Station at 200 W. Vickery Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas. Parking is Free. This ride is FREE and there is no registration.

The 1st group will ride at a casual pace. 13-15 mph average
The 2nd group will ride at a moderately fast pace. 17+

The group stops for Lunch at Dick’s Last Resort – 2211 N. Lamar St. After lunch, it will regroup and ride back to Fort Worth.

This ride is meant for all levels of riders.
If you ride at an easy pace of 13-15mph or a fast pace of 17+ mph, there will be a pace out there for you.

This ride is a no Drop Ride.There will be vehicles on the route to help with every thing from flat tires to giving you a lift if things become to difficult or broken.

MBBC Start/Finish location and Parking
T & P Station/park and ride lot
200 W. Vickery Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Things to bring:
1. Cash or credit card for rest stops and lunch. Things go a little bit smoother if you bring cash tofor lunch.
2. Bike lock.
3. Flat Bag.
Spare tube or tubes, tire Levers, pump or co2 cartridges.
4. Cell phone
5. Camera
6. A bicycle that is in good working order and fully functional.
7. Fun attitude 🙂

Statistical Consulting Walk-Ins by BECCS


Walk-in statistical consultations are available for any UNTHSC faculty or staff every Friday from 10 am to 12 pm in EAD 640.Services are provided by the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting and Collaboration Services (BECCS), housed in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.During the walk-ins, our PhD students can answer simple statistics questions or connect you with one of our faculty.



SlapSale has organized the next public surplus sale. On Jan. 23, 2020, the items will go on E surplus.com.  On Jan. 27, 2020, the items will go on  www.slapsale.com.

Click on University of North Texas Health Science Center – Fort Worth for our listings. The sale is open until Monday, Feb. 03, 2020, or until the bidding ends.

The www.slapsale.com public auction items are for personal OFF CAMPUS use. Please share with your contacts both on and off campus.

The computer type items are NON-WORKING assets and obsolete to our HSC network.

Celebrate Women Physicians Day on Monday, February 3rd!


On February 3, honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849 as we recognize National Women Physicians Day.

This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Dr. Blackwell initiated the movement that helped women gain entry and equality in the field of medicine.

National Women Physicians Day celebrates the courage of Elizabeth Blackwell and the accomplishments of female physicians everywhere. At the same time, the day strives to bring improvements to the workplace for the growing number of women physicians entering the field of medicine.

On Monday, February 3, TCOM Advising and Career Development will have a table in the lobby of the MET with thank you cards for all students to write to women physicians that have had an impact on their career choice and/or their time at TCOM. (Address the envelope and we’ll even mail it for you!) There will also be post-it-notes for students to post words of encouragement to their female classmates as they travel this road to becoming a physician.

This is an exciting time for medicine as we are connecting virtually and creating a collective voice that can be used to create positive changes for physicians and patients alike. Use #IAMBLACKWELL, #WomensDocsInspire and #NWPD to share on social media.



The Cashier’s office has moved to SSC 101. We are located directly across from TCOM admissions office. If you enter from the south entrance of the building we are the first window on the left. If you enter from the north entrance and walk across the lobby we are on the right.

Paid summer research opportunity for TCOM students- Medical Student Training in Aging Research – MSTAR – Applications Open


UNTHSC- MSTAR program: Institute level program sponsored by IHA.

Deadline for application is March 1st, 2020 (midnight).

We are seeking applications from TCOM students for the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program administered by the Institute for Healthy Aging (IHA) at UNTHSC. This is a paid summer research opportunity with a $1000 stipend. The MSTAR-IHA program will provide TCOM students (who will have completed Year-I by June 2020) an educational experience in geriatrics clinics and aging-related research, under the guidance of top experts in geriatrics and aging. The students will participate in Clinical shadowing in geriatrics that will be counted towards the TCOM Year-II preceptor requirement. The students will be introduced to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. This is 6-week structured research, clinical preceptor in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests. Research projects are offered in clinical/basic/ translational or health services research relevant to older people. The scholars will do their training and research during the summer of 2020. The students will compete for a total of 6 awards.
Students will be notified on 15th March 2020 regarding selection.
Program dates June 8th  – July 17th, 2020. (Tentative dates depend on the TCOM schedule. Might vary by 1 week.)

If you have any further questions or need guidance with the application, please contact Dr. Kiran Chaudhari, MD Ph.D., Coordinator, MSTAR, at Kiran.Chaudhari@unthsc.edu OR Dr. Janice Knebl, DO MBA, Director, Center for Geriatrics at Janice.Knebl@unthsc.edu