Alumni

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First TCOM alums accepted into prestigious pediatric cancer fellowshipBy Alex Branch Two 2016 UNT Health Science Center graduates will begin prestigious pediatric cancer fellowships this summer in Dallas. Morgan Coleman, DO, and Chelsee Greer, DO, are the first Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) alumni to earn fellowships in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Health. “We are proud of Dr. Greer Read More »

Jun 24, 2019

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Patrick Moonan receives distinguished alumni award for Ebola workPatrick Moonan, DrPH, a 2005 graduate of the School of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2019 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his work in combatting the Ebola virus in West Africa and other career achievements. Dr. Moonan is a Senior Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Read More »

May 29, 2019

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Rollin’ BonesBy Alex Branch   Osteopathic physicians James Aston and Dante Paredes sit on sofas in an UNT Health Science Center media studio and confront the tricky part of today’s podcast: How to discuss lymphatics so that people understand it — and stay awake. The lymphatic system is a large network of vessels that carry a clear Read More »

Apr 8, 2019

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A heartfelt gift from father to sonBy Alex Branch   Each of the six stethoscopes that William Thomas Jr., DO, has sponsored for first-year medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine are special to him. But a stethoscope he funded this year has extra meaning to the 1982 TCOM graduate. His son, Andrew Thomas, was a recipient of the Read More »

Sep 4, 2018

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State Rep. J.D. Sheffield, DO, honored for distinguished serviceBy Alex Branch   J.D. Sheffield, DO, an alumnus and member of the Texas House of Representatives, has received the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award from UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) was honored during the White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 24 for his long-standing commitment to the advancement of osteopathic medicine. Award Read More »

Aug 30, 2018

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TCOM graduating class provides gift to Africa projectBy Alex Branch When graduation day arrived for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2017, students still had $2,200 left in an off-campus bank account. They could have spent that money they raised for class social events on a party or graduation gifts for themselves. Instead, they chose something more meaningful. The Class Read More »

Aug 14, 2017

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A celebration of PA pioneersBy Alex Branch   Karen Kindler felt cautious at her interview as a prospective student in the physician assistant studies program two decades ago. The UNT Health Science Center’s PA program was brand new and accepting its first class of students. “I came with a lot of questions because it wasn’t yet a proven program,” Read More »

Jul 26, 2017

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TCOM alum serves her country as U.S. Assistant Surgeon GeneralBy Alex Branch   Dr. TeCora Ballom’s path to becoming U.S. Assistant Surgeon General started more than 30 years ago as a student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. A recipient of a National Health Service Corps scholarship, the Dallas native was drawn to TCOM by the school’s emphasis on caring for medically underserved Read More »

Mar 1, 2017

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PA had ‘found his calling’By Alex Branch   Justin Capers began his career in the chemical industry. But his passion was always for medicine, inspired by childhood memories of following his physician father on weekend rounds at the Dallas VA Medical Center. So in his late 30s, Justin arrived at UNT Health Science Center determined to follow his dream of working Read More »

Nov 11, 2016

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Surgeon honored for leadership and excellenceBy Jan Jarvis   Several years ago Albert Yurvati, DO, presented a plaque to Guy D. Beaumont, Jr., who was retiring as executive director of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Back then, Dr. Yurvati said, he never imagined that he would one day receive an award bearing Beaumont’s name. But this month Dr. Read More »

Oct 3, 2016