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Dr. Michael Clearfield
  • Our People
| September 8, 2020

50 Heroes: Dr. Michael Clearfield

Dr. Michael Clearfield dedicated over two decades to developing HSC’s Internal Medicine Department into one of the largest and most productive academically in the osteopathic profession. Dr. Clearfield served as both faculty and administrator from 1979 to 2006. He served for 20...

Tcom Met Building
  • Education
| September 2, 2020

TCOM Creates New Office of Medical Student Success

By Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is taking the next step to create a welcoming environment for all of its students with the creation of the...

Man Vaping
  • COVID-19
| September 1, 2020

Vapers may be at higher risk for COVID-19

By Sally Crocker Attention vapers -- new evidence links vaping to a higher risk of getting COVID-19. The risk has been shown to be 5 to 7 times higher, according to new scientific research, prompting lawmakers around the country to urge the FDA to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes during the COVID pandemic....

Hospital Emergency Wing
  • COVID-19
| August 31, 2020

COVID-19 adds double threat to U.S. drug crisis

By Sally Crocker  The last two years had brought small but significant victories to the nation’s opioid crisis, with slow, steady declines in opioid use and deaths marking a positive change to this major public health problem.   But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, bringing months of an uncertain and unsettling new...

Bruce Budowle
  • Our People
| August 31, 2020

50 Heroes: Dr. Bruce Budowle

Dr. Bruce Budowle has spent his career developing novel ways to improve forensic genetics analyses, solving mysteries and bringing answers to grieving families.  After 26 years at the FBI, Dr. Budowle, the most published faculty member at HSC, has helped to transform The HSC Center for Human Identification (CHI) into...

Terry Leever, Mark Holton, and Randall Barnes
  • Our People
| August 27, 2020

We’ve come a long way

By Jan Jarvis  As a young medical student attending Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in the 1970s, Mark Holton faced the challenges of developing the knowledge and skills to one day care for pediatric patients.  But there was more to his journey as an osteopathic medical student. He also faced the stigma of...

Sally Crocker
  • Our People
| August 24, 2020

Sally Crocker named PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Professional of the Year

Sally Crocker, Communications Manager for the HSC School of Public Health, has been recognized with the Grand Prize: Nonprofit Communications Professional of the Year Award in PR Daily’s 2020 Nonprofit PR Awards, for her work this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Sally Crocker was...

Ann Hollas
  • Our People
| August 24, 2020

Saving lives is in TCOM student’s blood

By Steven Bartolotta A desire to save lives runs in Ann Hollas’ blood. Her father is a family physician, her brother attends medical school, she began her first year at TCOM in July – and what’s in her blood that is saving a life now.   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student learned she was...

Dr. Eugene Zachary
  • Our People
| August 24, 2020

50 Heroes: Dr. T. Eugene Zachary

A native Texan in every sense, Dr. T. Eugene Zachary was one of the most influential figures in the rise of rural osteopathic medicine and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He arrived at TCOM in 1980 after spending nearly two decades in...

HSC Student
  • COVID-19
| August 19, 2020

HSC, Tarrant County Public Health work together to increase COVID-19 contact tracing

By Diane Smith-Pinckney Students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will help Tarrant County Public Health perform COVID-19 contact tracing under a $1.9 million contract approved by Tarrant County Commissioners.   The agreement will pay for...