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TCOM faculty, students and alumni honored by AOFBy Steven Bartolotta A top-flight career of quality, compassion and excellence received an exclamation point as the American Osteopathic Foundation named Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Janice Knebl the 2020 Physician of the Year. Dr. Knebl, TCOM’s Interim Chair of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, received the honor at the AOF’s 2020 Honors Virtual Gala.   “This Read More »

Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Stephan Davis
MHA Program Director Dr. Stephan Davis contributes to national diversity, equity and inclusion reportBy Sally Crocker  The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, with contributions from the HSC School of Public Health, has released a set of recommendations for building a culture of fairness, respect and inclusion in health professions learning environments.  SPH Assistant Professor and MHA Program Director Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, contributed to the Foundation’s report and development of four broad recommendations and specific action steps for addressing forms of harmful bias and eliminating discrimination, Read More »

Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Ronald Blanck
50 Heroes: Dr. Ronald BlanckRonald R. Blanck, DO, was a born leader. Before serving as President of the Health Science Center from 2000 to 2006, Dr. Blanck spent three decades in the U.S. Army. The Army’s Surgeon General and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command, he was responsible for more than 46,000 military personnel and 26,000 civilian employees. Read More »

Oct 12, 2020

Betty Belton
50 Heroes: Betty BeltonBetty Belton began her career in TCOM’s early days in their office of admissions. She watched the school morph from a stand-alone osteopathic college into a bustling health science center during her time at the university. The school grew, as did her career when she transitioned from her first role in admissions into an indispensable employee in the registrar’s office.   “Anything she could do, Read More »

Oct 5, 2020

H. Paul Dorman
50 Heroes: H. Paul DormanWhen entering Tulane University to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree, Paul Dorman’s father paid his first year’s tuition.  From there, he was on his own, working full-time at his father’s company at night and attending Tulane during the day.  More than 60 years later, Mr. Dorman committed $3.2 million to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine to cover the first-year tuition Read More »

Sep 28, 2020

Students in white coats
50 Heroes: HSC Student Advocates AssociationIt takes a village to guide our future health care providers throughout their medical school career. At HSC, the Student Advocates Association is a big part of that village. The Student Advocates Association (SAA) is a non-profit organization comprised of the spouses, significant others and families of Osteopathic Medical Students. SAA is a branch of the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association, a national Read More »

Sep 21, 2020

Frank Papa, Professor, Tcom
50 Heroes: Dr. Frank PapaFrank Papa, DO, PhD, arrived at TCOM in 1979 with a keen eye towards education and research. One day a student’s question prompted him to develop a revolutionary way of diagnosing patients with acute chest pain. He was asked to explain how he was using a piece of patient data, one sign and one symptom at a Read More »

Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Michael Clearfield
50 Heroes: Dr. Michael ClearfieldDr. 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 years as the Chair of Internal Medicine until he was appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Read More »

Sep 8, 2020

Bruce Budowle
50 Heroes: Dr. Bruce BudowleDr. 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 one of the world’s preeminent forensic laboratories. The 70-person team uses forensic science and databases to solve crimes and other Read More »

Aug 31, 2020

Terry Leever, Mark Holton, and Randall Barnes
We’ve come a long wayBy 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 being seen as “less than” in the eyes of his allopathic peers. Things changed in four short years.   “By the time Read More »

Aug 27, 2020