TCU and UNT Health Science Center to create new medical school

The MD program will strengthen the team model of education that puts patients at the center of care.


New patient safety leader committed to reducing medical harm

By Jan Jarvis The youthful sailors who work aboard aircraft carriers fall into an age group that is not exactly known for reliability. And yet in a highly dangerous environment, these 18- to 21-year olds perform their work in a consistently safe and reliable fashion. The reason: constant training and a culture that prioritizes safety, said Thomas Diller, MD, an internist, physician execu...Read more

Dec 7, 2016


A virtual tour of dementia

By Jan Jarvis   After struggling to take her morning pill, Dr. Gillian Greer collapsed on the couch and sighed. “I feel like I can’t focus on anything,” she said. “I can’t remember what I am supposed to be doing.” For Greer, a physician and resident with JPS Health Network, experiencing what life is like for individuals with dementia offered insight into what many of...Read more

Dec 6, 2016


Pest control

By Jeff Carlton and Jan Jarvis   At a glance The threat Mosquitos, ticks and other biting arthropods can transmit serious diseases to humans,    ranging from West Nile virus to Lyme disease. The response UNTHSC researchers are seeking better preventative agents and more effective monitoring systems to counter these nasty disease-carriers. The bottom line Because there...Read more

Dec 1, 2016


Foundation founded by Texas DO establishes TCOM scholarship

By Alex Branch In the late 1930s, in a small Kansas town during the thick of the Dust Bowl, a young doctor of osteopathic medicine struggled to make his family medicine practice successful. With a wife and two young children to support, Earl Christian Kinzie, DO, looked around at the desolate conditions and knew his family needed somewhere to make a fresh start. He chose Texas. Aft...Read more

Nov 29, 2016