Commitment to Excellence

As I look back on the past few years at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, I can’t help but be thankful for the HSC family and proud of all the things we have accomplished. The COVID-19 pandemic brought us together in a new way and we have continued that to this day.

Since I stepped into the role of president, I have held several listening tours to learn from our faculty, staff, and students, as well as community stakeholders, to learn about what should be a priority for our university. My hope in doing this is to encourage our faculty, staff, and students to be more engaged in our university and community.

Our students continue to impress us as they commit their lives to serving others first and studying to be the future of medicine. Many of our students have received some form of financial aid that has allowed them to pursue their dream to work in health care. This financial aid is not something they take for granted and that is evident in their community involvement.

Another important part of our university is our community involvement. In the past few years, our campus has set up a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, provided medical support for the Cowtown Marathon, served as the community host for Remote Area Medical, and much more. Each year, we are able to reach new parts of our community – even those that are outside of North Texas.

It is no secret that we are one of the top research institutions in Texas. Some of our strongest areas of research include the Center for Human Identification, Center for Healthy Aging, Center for Health Policy, North Texas Eye Research Institute, Texas Center for Health Disparities, and Institute for Translational Research. Our researchers are making discoveries that have earned them numerous grants and awards. I could not be prouder.

As you review this year’s donor report, I hope it inspires you to continue supporting the Health Science Center. Nothing mentioned above or in this report would be possible without your generosity and commitment to HSC. You are making a difference today, which is making a difference for the futures of so many.

Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams
President, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth