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50 Heroes: Dr. Arthur EisenbergSo many families with missing loved ones received closure thanks to Arthur “Art” Eisenberg. A pioneer in bringing DNA typing into both paternity testing and the field of forensic genetics, Dr. Eisenberg helped establish the UNT Center for Human Identification as well as The University of North Texas Health Science Center’s graduate program for forensic Read More »

Jul 6, 2020

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‘This has been my home.’ Associate dean leaving HSC after nearly 38 years of special memories.By Diane Smith When Patricia Gwirtz, PhD, FACC, FAHA, retires from her post as Associate Dean of Education at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on June 30, she leaves the campus with bragging rights – she has taught physiology to every medical student since 1982. Dr. Gwirtz also taught every student in the physician Read More »

Jun 29, 2020

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HSC professor working to safeguard against oral cancersBy Sally Crocker What’s known is that 66% of oropharyngeal cancers are HPV-related. In mid June, the FDA approved the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, for the prevention of certain HPV-related head and neck cancers. What’s still to be explored is why HPV vaccine rates remain low – despite strong public health recommendations in favor of Read More »

Jun 24, 2020

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HSC grad finishes MPH degree while on Army deployment in KuwaitBy Sally Crocker There was a big celebration in Kuwait when new HSC graduate Maurico Ripley’s diploma arrived with the daily mail. Ripley is a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) who has been deployed to the Middle East for most of his graduate program, studying with the HSC School of Public Health online – and Read More »

Jun 22, 2020

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50 Heroes: Gibson D. LewisThe pathway allowing the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine to become the multi-discipline Health Science Center we celebrate today was paved in May 1975.  Texas State Representative Gibson D. Lewis deserves much of the credit, as he partnered with Senator Betty Andujar to sponsor (and shepherd) Senate Bill 216 through both houses and to signature Read More »

Jun 22, 2020

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TCOM alumni launches company to address need for masksBy Jan Jarvis When the pandemic struck, the demand for personal protective equipment for healthcare workers hit the nation hard. But Dr. Steffini Stalos, a 2004 Texas College of Osteopathic graduate, saw a need beyond the masks used by healthcare professionals in hospitals. “I saw problems in labs,” she said. “Even if coronavirus testing were Read More »

Jun 18, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Sheila Page and Dr. Ray PagePerhaps it was love at first sight when, as medical students, Sheila saw Ray perform in TCOM’s infamous air band “A.T. Still and the Spinulators” at orientation. It might have seemed like a non-starter when he said he would meet her at the Christmas Ball, but didn’t show up until the very end.  Yet, 32 Read More »

Jun 15, 2020

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TCOM student elected to national student organization’s boardBy Steven Bartolotta Sabri Zooper’s advocacy of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine will be taken to the next level as the third-year osteopathic medical student was elected to the Student National Medical Association’s Board of Directors. Zooper will serve a one-year term as the National Osteopathic Affairs Committee Co-Chairperson.  The Student National Medical Association Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

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HSC honors grad searches for solutions to U.S. military suicidesBy Sally Crocker When Bruce Crow, PsyD, MPH, retired after 30 years of active duty as a U.S. Army colonel and military psychologist, he was still in the prime of his career and seeking answers to one of the biggest problems plaguing those in the uniformed services today – suicide. According to the American Psychological Read More »

Jun 11, 2020

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PGA golfers to recognize HSC at Charles Schwab ChallengeBy Alex Branch Welcome to the HSC team, Justin Thomas and Harold Varner III. The PGA golfers will honor University of North Texas Health Science Center Medical Student Kristina Fraser and Center for Geriatrics Director Dr. Janice Knebl on June 11-14 at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth. Thomas’ caddie will wear a Read More »

Jun 11, 2020