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Jensen Fc
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

Stokes Fc
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

Caffrey James Fc
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

Rand Horsman
50 Heroes: Rand HorsmanCalling Rand Horsman a “people person” only states the obvious. In his 25 years of HSC Human Resources leadership, Rand was beloved by students, faculty and staff alike. Ask anyone, and they will tell you he served with joy and tried always to improve any situation – even the most difficult. “Rand would show up Read More »

Apr 20, 2020

Dr. Beverly Waddleton Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Beverly WaddletonGrowing up in the East Texas town of Quitman, Beverly Waddleton might have let her small-town surroundings define her personal dreams. Instead, as the first African American female graduate of TCOM, Dr. Waddleton let her dreams ultimately shape the small town she has since spent her career serving. Touting an outstanding academic record filled with Read More »

Apr 13, 2020

Reception Honoring Dr. Tom Yorio Dr Dillon Dr Singh Dr Williams
50 Heroes: Dr. Thomas YorioFor more than 40 years, Thomas Yorio, PhD, has transformed the Health Science Center. An internationally known glaucoma researcher and Provost Emeritus, Dr. Yorio was instrumental in growing HSC from a medical college into a graduate university with multiple schools. He joined the institution that became HSC in 1977, just seven years after it was Read More »

Apr 6, 2020

Phone Bank Fc
50 Heroes: HSC Students and AlumniAs our communities deal with the unprecedented health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, HSC salutes all alumni and students who are serving on the front lines to keep our families safe, counseling those with questions and concerns, and slowing the spread of the virus.  Heroes one and all! Regardless of location and duty, we know Read More »

Mar 30, 2020

50 Heroes Paul Bowman Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. W. Paul BowmanDr. W. Paul Bowman once described how he communicated with child cancer patients. “The temptation is to tell patients, ‘Oh, you are going to be fine’ because they are frightened and you want them to feel better,” Dr. Bowman said. “But you must be honest. And when you talk to the child, you talk on Read More »

Mar 23, 2020