our hero of the week
Rep. Charlie Geren Fc
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

50 Heroes Dr. Myron Jacobson Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Myron JacobsonDr. Myron Jacobson was the right man at the right time. After the UNT System College of Pharmacy was created in 2011, UNTHSC leaders needed someone with the vision and experience to build a high-quality program to train the providers of the future. The search led to Dr. Jacobson, a former HSC faculty member, successful Read More »

Jul 27, 2020

Albert Yurvati, Do, Facos, Fics,faha Chairman And Professor Surgery
50 Heroes: Dr. Albert YurvatiIt’s not often that a surgeon operates on one of the founders of the medical school they attended. But that’s just one of the tantalizing tales from the remarkable career of Dr. Albert Yurvati. TCOM’s Director of Medical Education and a 1986 graduate, Dr. Yurvati spent a career building a surgical legacy that will be Read More »

Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Ralph Willard
50 Heroes: Dr. Ralph WillardDuring his tenure at HSC Fort Worth, Dr. Ralph Willard helped establish education, research and community service as the pillars that support the institution’s commitment to finding solutions for a healthier community, preventing disease and fostering a collaborative learning environment. They are the ideas woven into the fabric of the Health Science Center you see Read More »

Jul 13, 2020

Dr Arthur Eisenberg Fc
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

Mayor Price Fc
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