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Sally Crocker
Sally Crocker named PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Professional of the YearSally 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 among the many faculty and staff at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Read More »

Aug 24, 2020

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Saving lives is in TCOM student’s bloodBy 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 a bone marrow match with a six-year-old boy battling leukemia. Hollas, who signed up with Read More »

Aug 24, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. T. Eugene ZacharyA 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 Richardson, a small rural community at the time, as a family physician.    He quickly rose Read More »

Aug 24, 2020

Michele Reynolds
50 Heroes: Michele ReynoldsWhen announcing her selection as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious HSC Vision Award, President Michael Williams said of Michele Reynolds, “She is the ultimate connector.  She is constantly thinking about who needs to know more about the Health Science Center and how to connect them in a meaningful way.” Those connections have been critical to efforts to elevate Fort Worth’s understanding Read More »

Aug 17, 2020

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent Adams
HSC announces hiring of U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health as Chief Strategy OfficerRear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, will join The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, President Michael Williams announced.   Dr. Trent–Adams, who served as Acting U.S. Surgeon General from April 2017 to September 2017, will start at HSC in October.  “Dr. Trent-Adams will Read More »

Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Priya Bui
Pandemic spurs pediatric faculty and students to create mental health plan callsBy Steven Bartolotta It was mid-March, as COVID-19 was spreading across the world, when Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Priya Bui, an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, started seeing an even more disturbing trend. Local cases of child abuse were rising, and fast.   The stress, anxiety and other factors brought on by the pandemic for adults, was creating even more problems Read More »

Aug 10, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Thomas MoormanDr. Thomas Moorman served others every day.   Whether helping students replace possessions lost to a house fire or lending a sympathetic ear to students and colleagues facing challenges, Dr. Moorman helped countless people achieve their full potential at HSC.  Fittingly, in 2015, Dr. Moorman was the first recipient of the university’s “Valubility of the Year” honor.  Many Read More »

Aug 10, 2020

Dr. April Enard with students
TCOM grad creates scholarship to increase minorities in medicine  By Steven Bartolotta Dr. April Enard knows the statistics are bad. In the United States, the percentage of active African American physicians is at a meager five percent. That’s why Dr. Enard, a 2011 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alum, has made it her mission to change that figure, and she’s doing it with her own money.   In 2016, she began Read More »

Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Joon Lee
HSC expert warns of possible increase in West Nile virus human casesBy Diane Smith West Nile virus activities in this year’s mosquito population are higher than 2016 when Tarrant County experienced 27 West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease cases, said Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.  West Nile virus activities in the mosquito Read More »

Aug 3, 2020

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50 Heroes: Rep. Charlie Geren Rep. Charlie Geren has championed HSC for almost two decades.  First elected to the Texas House of Representatives District 99 in November 2000, he has advocated tirelessly for the university, its students and programs, and the many benefits HSC brings to Fort Worth.  Rep. Geren is a longtime supporter of HSC’s DNA program. His support was critical in the program becoming one of the leading Read More »

Aug 3, 2020