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  • Education
| December 9, 2021

HSC receives preliminary accreditation to offer first undergraduate health program

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has received preliminary accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer an online bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences....

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  • Education
| December 9, 2021

A true calling to save lives, meet the driving force behind TCOM’s patient safety course 

By Steven Bartolotta  When you hear the passion in Lillee Gelinas’, DNP, MS, RN, CPPS, FAAN, voice, speaking about patient safety, you realize how personal it has become for her. The statistics that Dr. Gelinas recounts are staggering. Roughly, 1,100 patients a day are dying because of preventable...

Dr. Nolan Kline, School of Public Health
  • Education
| November 23, 2021

This HSC faculty member is taking action to help address social problems

By Sally Crocker Nolan Kline, PhD, is the kind of person who can’t sit by when action is needed. A defining moment early in his college experience led Dr. Kline to a career in public health education, research and service,...

Dr. Christopher Hull, TCOM alum
  • Education
| November 22, 2021

The healing power of hats: How one TCOM alum brings smiles to faces with his unique collection

By Steven Bartolotta In 1998, Christopher Hull, DO and 1979 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alum, was wearing a signature hat from his vast collection, as he walked through a hospital hallway. A patient came up to him and asked if he was wearing a welder’s...

Dr. Erika Thompson
  • Education
| November 22, 2021

Dr. Erika Thompson receives first Hope Award from Center for Transforming Lives

By Sally Crocker The first Hope Award honoring a volunteer whose extraordinary efforts make a significant difference in advancing the mission of the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) has been presented to Dr. Erika Thompson at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). Dr. Thompson is an...

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  • Education
| November 19, 2021

TCOM announces the creation of the Dr. John Bowling Scholarship

By Steven Bartolotta  Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) announced the creation of the Dr. John Bowling Scholarship, which honors the legacy of one of the greatest advocates for rural communities. The announcement coincided with National Rural Health Day. The scholarship will assist students...

TCOM Big Bend Trip
  • Education
| November 18, 2021

TCOM and Amerigroup partner for border wellness medical mission trip

By Steven Bartolotta Providing health care to underserved communities is the foundation of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.   But sometimes, reaching underserved communities takes some traveling, planning and unusual expenditures. To help meet the needs of far west Texas,...

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  • Education
| November 15, 2021

HSC’s Center for Diversity and International Programs begins new era with name change that reflects growth 

Media Contact: Dana Gill The center’s new name is the Institute for Health Disparities   The HSC Center for Diversity and International Programs (CDIP) is being renamed the Institute for Health Disparities (IHD) to reflect its growing size and engagement in...

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  • Education
| November 8, 2021

‘The biggest hearts’ How one HSC student organization was recognized for its community service

By Steven Bartolotta The Habitat for Humanity at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth received the 2021 Trinity Habitat Golden Heart Award from the Trinity Habitat for Humanity. Students from the Texas College of Osteopathic...

Dr. Albert Yurvati
  • Education
| November 2, 2021

TCOM’s Dr. Albert Yurvati receives prestigious Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award

By Steven Bartolotta One of the most distinguished and decorated alumni in the history of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Albert H. Olivencia-Yurvati, DO, PhD, FACOS, FICA FAHA, is the 2021 recipient of the Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic...