our hero of the week
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

Dr. Eugene Zachary
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

Dr. Thomas Moorman
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