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First students at Fort Worth medical school will get free tuition for a year
The inaugural class of 60 students in Fort Worth’s new M.D. program will receive free tuition for their first year of school thanks to a gift from a Fort Worth businessman. The first medical students at the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, scheduled to open in July 2019, will be known as Dorman Scholars in honor of Paul Dorman, chairman and CEO of Fort Worth-based DFB Pharmaceuticals.
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Fort Worth entrepreneur, business executive provides tuition scholarships for new M.D. school
Fort Worth pharmaceutical executive, business investor and entrepreneur Paul Dorman will provide full first-year tuition to the inaugural class of medical students at the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.
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Fort Worth M.D. school will be a prescription for economic growth
The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, set to open in 2019, will have a significant economic impact on Fort Worth and North Texas, according to a new report released today by the school.
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Fort Worth health exec Dorman will pay first-year tuition for inaugural TCU-UNTHSC medical school class
The Fort Worth healthcare executive Paul Dorman will fund the first-year tuition for all 60 medical students in the inaugural class at the new Texas Christian University-University of North Texas Health Science Center medical school, set to open next year, it was announced Tuesday morning.
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UNT Health Science Center receives more than $2 million from CPRIT
Two University of North Texas Health Science Center programs were awarded about $2.3 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The funds will help expand UNT programs on cancer prevention services for refugees and support oncology research training for medical students.
How UTA, UNT Health Science Center are handling state hiring freeze
The governor’s hiring freeze imposed on state-funded agencies and institutions is hitting home with Tarrant County’s two largest public education destinations – the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. For the health science center, that translates into keeping open 42 of 50 current faculty and administrative staff positions, said Steven Sosland, executive vice president and chief people and performance officer.
Lawmakers want to rein in Texas universities – four years after gutting their oversight board
In the past year or two, the universities’ actions – and the turf-battle tensions that followed – have left some lawmakers wishing that the schools had more checks on their ambitions. For example, the University of North Texas announced a partnership to open a medical school with Texas Christian University, even though state leaders say Texas might already have too many of those schools.