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Leadership Fellows
50 Heroes: Dr. Elizabeth HarrisDr. Elizabeth (Libby) Harris, PhD, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s first faculty member, has been a trailblazing role model since the school opened in 1970. Her dreams for TCOM and close relationships with mentors Drs. Henry Hardt and George Luibel allowed her to accomplish much in a field that was largely, up to that Read More »

Mar 16, 2020

Witold Migala Associate Professor School Of Public Health
50 Heroes: Dr. Witold MigalaDr. Witold Migala has traveled the world hunting viruses. Polio, cholera, typhoid and guinea worm outbreaks have taken the epidemiologist everywhere from Haiti to Madagascar to Nigeria. Dr. Migala was in the first UNT Health Science Center cohort to graduate with the Master of Public Health degree in 1997 and earned his PhD through UNTHSC’s Read More »

Mar 10, 2020

50 Heros Dr. Baker Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Mark A. BakerDr. Mark A. Baker (TCOM ‘76) is a tireless supporter of osteopathic medicine and the UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Baker was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1995, earned the Dean’s Award for Philanthropy in 2006 and received the Founder’s Medal, which honors a lifetime of teaching, listening and learning. In 2017, he Read More »

Mar 2, 2020

50 Heros Ywanda Carter Fc
50 Heros: Ywanda Carter43 years. That’s how much of her professional life Ywanda Carter dedicated to UNT Health Science Center. She was hired to do administrative work at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976, before fax machines and email, the internet or scanners. If you needed someone’s signature, you got up and walked to their office. Read More »

Feb 24, 2020

Roy Martin Unt Health Science Center Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Roy MartinDr. Roy Martin once described being human this way: “Being human is a journey we take, hopefully together,” he said. “A journey with people we don’t find it easy to work with but from whom we continue to learn more. I learn more from people I disagree with than from those I agree with.” Perhaps Read More »

Feb 17, 2020

50 Heros Dr. Patricia Gwirtz Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Patricia GwirtzDr. Patricia Gwirtz Associate Dean in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dr. Gwirtz pours her heart into the Medical Sciences Program. Her dedication and intelligence are a big reason why the one-year Master of Science program is considered one of the best in the nation at preparing students to succeed in medical school or Read More »

Feb 10, 2020

50 Heros Dr Edward Elko Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Edward ElkoDr. Elko retired in 1996, but his name remains engrained on medical education at HSC. Each year, a group of TCOM students are placed in Elko College, one of six Advisory Colleges, which are mentoring networks that serve as a learning community for students and promote greater interaction between faculty and students. The colleges promote Read More »

Feb 3, 2020

Leadership Fellows
50 Heroes: Dr. Jerry AlexanderDr. Alexander was hired in 1984 to help bring HSC into the computer and digital age. Throughout his time on-campus, he changed the landscape of the testing and evaluation center that exists on campus today. Dr. Alexander recognized the pressure medical students faced and the myriad of circumstances that could cause a student to drop Read More »

Jan 27, 2020

Phillip Saperstein Unt Health Sceince Center Fc
50 Heroes: Dr. Paul SapersteinDr. Saperstein provided empathetic, high-quality care to countless patients at the UNTHSC Patient Care Clinic on East Seminary Drive. He retired in 2010. A U.S. Navy veteran, Dr. Saperstein operated a private practice in Kansas City, Mo., and Fort Worth prior to joining UNTHSC. At HSC, Dr. Saperstein was a professor and faculty member in Read More »

Jan 20, 2020

Everett Luibel Beyer Unt Health Science Center Fc
50 Heroes: D.D. Beyer, Dr. George Luibel and Dr. Carl EverettMore than 50 years ago, three Fort Worth physicians had a vision. Dr. D.D. Beyer, Dr. George Luibel and Dr. Carl Everett imagined building an osteopathic medical school from scratch to deliver high-quality health care in Fort Worth. Thanks to the grit, courage and innovative thinking of the school’s founders and supporters, the Texas College Read More »

Jan 13, 2020