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50 Heroes: Mayor Betsy PriceMayor Betsy Price and HSC share a mission to create solutions for a healthier community. Price, first elected Mayor in 2011, has consistently promoted strategies and activities that improve the fitness, health and well-being of Fort Worth residents. Her devotion to elevating the city’s overall health makes her a dynamic and natural partner for the Read More »

Jun 29, 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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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

Sid O'bryant
50 Heroes: Dr. Sid O’BryantNearly two decades ago, Dr. Sid O’Bryant set out to develop a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease at the earliest stage possible. Today, the first study of a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease within a primary care setting is underway at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. The Read More »

Jun 8, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. John BowlingJohn Bowling, DO, could sense if a student was cut out for rural medicine. The founder of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s nationally recognized Rural Osteopathic Medical Education program evaluated all sorts of factors, such as students’ home town and parental income. But it was often during face-to-face interviews that he trusted his gut on whether Read More »

Jun 1, 2020

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50 Heroes: Danny JensenLooking for a better way to understand and appreciate the HSC’s 50-year journey? Spend a few minutes with Danny Jensen. Jensen joined the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984 as its governmental affairs lead. Thirty-six years later, he continues to spearhead legislative strategy but now on behalf of a large and much more diverse Read More »

May 22, 2020

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50 Heroes: Ray and Edna Stokes“Hard-working” and “dedicated” are two words used to describe The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s first two employees, Mr. and Mrs. Ray and Edna Stokes. Mr. and Mrs. Stokes began working at TCOM in the spring of 1969 and held a variety of positions within the college until their respective retirements. Their passion for TCOM Read More »

May 18, 2020

Andras Lacko Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Andras LackoA successful scientist must have a sense of wonder. Wonder drives Dr. Andras Lacko to continue doing innovative research at HSC past the age when many investigators hang up their lab coats. And wonder propels his relentless pursuit of a cancer treatment that kills cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. He is working on a Read More »

May 11, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. James CaffreyRecognized for his outstanding contributions to research in integrative physiology, Dr. James Caffrey also will be remembered for the discoveries he made in others.  Dr. Caffrey, who joined UNTHSC in 1977 and earned accolades in the laboratory and classroom, also led HSC efforts to identify, cultivate and mentor minority students in careers as research scientists. Read More »

May 4, 2020

Janice Knebl, Do, Mba
50 Heroes: Dr. Janice KneblThere is no bigger champion of seniors than Janice Knebl, DO, MBA. Beloved by patients, Dr. Knebl, Regents Professor and Director of the HSC Center for Geriatrics, has devoted more than three decades to treating older adults with skill, sensitivity and dignity. But the geriatric specialist’s reach extends far beyond the patients she has helped Read More »

Apr 27, 2020