Education

TCOM student Olivia Tomasco
TCOM student spends unforgettable week at the Hazelden Betty Ford ClinicBy Steven Bartolotta In March, Olivia Tomasco’s phone rang and she saw “Palm Springs” on the screen, and her heart skipped a beat. The fourth-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine knew the call meant she was invited to spend a life-changing week at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Summer Institute for Medical Students learning about addiction, recovery and much more.   “When I answered the phone and Read More »

Jul 27, 2021

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Closing the gap: How CDIP works to increase diversity in biomedical sciencesBy Gabrielle Saleh  The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s (HSC) Center for Diversity and International Programs (CDIP) is working to attract more underrepresented minority researchers into biomedical and behavioral sciences fields. Opening pathways to graduate school for racial and ethnic minority undergraduate students while fostering their love of science are key to building greater diversity in the research sector.  That’s why CDIP hosts Read More »

Jul 13, 2021

TCOM Assistant Professor Dr. Bryn S. Esplin
HSC student organization’s summer fundraiser focused on suicide prevention programs for LGBTQ+ youthBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Becoming caring doctors and health professionals who ensure LGBTQ+ patients get proper medical attention is a continuing dialog for students at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC).  That health disparities discussion, along with support of increased pronoun use as personal identifiers, were among topics explored during Pride Month 2021 by HSC students.   “Everybody Read More »

Jul 6, 2021

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TCOM Announces the Creation of the Dr. Edward E. Elko Scholarshipby Steven Bartolotta Honoring one of the legendary figures in its history, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced the creation of the Dr. Edward E. Elko Endowed Scholarship. Dr. Elko, whose career at TCOM spanned more than 20 years in both faculty and administrative roles, retired in 1996.   With a focus on academic excellence, community and Read More »

Jul 5, 2021

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TCOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new inductees By Steven Bartolotta The humanistic side of medicine is alive and well at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TCOM Chapter of the Arnold P Gold Foundation inducted 45 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the campus of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Read More »

Jun 15, 2021

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HSC Health Diabetes Education Service Merits ADA RecognitionThe prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service was recently awarded to the HSC Health Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program. ADA believes that this service offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.  The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures Read More »

Jun 8, 2021

School of Public Health Class of 2021 Graduate and SPH Leon Brachman Community Service Award, Joanna Li.
Nutrition, service and lessons of public health drive, motivate SPH honors graduate in her workBy Sally Crocker Working as a Public Health Nutritionist in the Greater New York area is a big job. School of Public Health (SPH) 2021 honors graduate Joanna Li understands the job well from experience, having spent three years traveling through different boroughs and neighborhoods to deliver nutrition counseling and services to women and children. Li worked through a program called WIC, short for the federally-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Read More »

Jun 1, 2021

The following people are on the team:; J.K.Vishwanatha; Harlan Jones; Riyaz Basha; Al Yurvati; Michael Smith; Bruce Bunnell; Stephen Mathew; Rance Berg; Thank you.; jk; Jamboor K. Vishwanatha; Ph.D.; Regents Professor and Vice President; Founding Director; Texas Center for Health Disparities; PI; National Research Mentoring Network; Texas CEAL Consortium
HSC receives $3.9 million grant to expand program that increases diversity among cancer researchersBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth will significantly expand a program that creates diversity in the medical and biomedical sciences fields thanks to a $3.9 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.   Cancer disproportionally affects certain races and ethnicities, creating a disparity in diagnosis and outcomes among Read More »

May 28, 2021

Second-year TCOM student Summer Beckworth
TCOM student earns once-in-a-lifetime chance to earn Masters of Space Studiesby Steven Bartolotta Summer Beckworth dreams of practicing osteopathic medicine among the stars.   The second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine soon will embark on an exclusive one-year program to earn a Masters of Space Studies (MSS) at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The yearlong program runs from September 2021 through May of 2022 and supports students who want to advance their careers Read More »

May 27, 2021

Sydney Manning, HSC School of Public Health Honors Graduate, Class of 2021
Circle of life brings SPH honors grad to a new day, new opportunitiesBy Sally Crocker  The study of turkeys, fish, native wolves and other wildlife helped one of this year’s HSC commencement award winners find connections to the people side of public health and her future career path. Sydney Manning, Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology student at the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), was selected as Read More »

May 20, 2021