Campaign: People

Dr. Taylor
Provost Taylor: Committed to doing meaningful work in the communityCharles Taylor, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Provost and EVP of Academic Affairs, began his journey in higher education earlier than most as he spent the first five years of his life living in a modified dorm room with his parents on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where his dad worked in admissions. At five, his Read More »

Jan 13, 2022

Magdalena Bus and Bruce Budowle
Uncovering mysteries and improving forensic medicineBy Sally Crocker Over the years, Bruce Budowle, PhD, has been recognized in various ways for his lifelong dedication to uncovering mysteries, bringing long-sought answers to families and communities, and developing novel ways to improve the science behind forensic medicine. After spending 26 years with the FBI, he joined the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), becoming one of Read More »

Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Katie Pelch, School of Public Health (SPH) Assistant Professor
Dr. Katie Pelch and colleagues are leading the charge for a safer planet, a healthier environmentBy Sally Crocker  Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time School of Public Health (SPH) Assistant Professor, where she teaches courses in environmental health. In 2021, Dr. Pelch and a collaborative group of scientists from universities and non-profit agencies around the U.S. released the PFAS-Tox Database, a public health Read More »

Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Erika Thompson
Dr. Erika Thompson: Giving hope to women and children, advocating for Tarrant County’s most vulnerable familiesBy Sally Crocker Dr. Erika Thompson was honored with the first-ever Hope Award from the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) in 2021, recognizing her work as a researcher and community volunteer whose extraordinary efforts make a difference in the lives of women and children and Tarrant County’s most vulnerable families. CTL provides housing, early childhood education, economic mobility and clinical counseling services to address Read More »

Jan 4, 2022

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A true calling to save lives, meet the driving force behind TCOM’s patient safety course By Steven Bartolotta  When you hear the passion in Lillee Gelinas’, DNP, MS, RN, CPPS, FAAN, voice, speaking about patient safety, you realize how personal it has become for her. The statistics that Dr. Gelinas recounts are staggering. Roughly, 1,100 patients a day are dying because of preventable medical errors. “That’s the equivalent of three jumbo jetliners crashing every day with no survivors,” Read More »

Dec 9, 2021

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College of Pharmacy faculty member inspires greatness, one student at a timeDr. Emanuel George, III, aka “DrEG3,” is on a mission to impact and serve 1 million people. He is well on his way, advocating for students, alumni and the greater pharmacy community. “I believe that I am a servant to all people,” Dr. George said. “I hope to help people become and live as their Read More »

Dec 2, 2021

Dr John Bowling Rome
TCOM announces the creation of the Dr. John Bowling ScholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta  Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) announced the creation of the Dr. John Bowling Scholarship, which honors the legacy of one of the greatest advocates for rural communities. The announcement coincided with National Rural Health Day. The scholarship will assist students who are part of TCOM’s Rural Osteopathic Medicine Program (ROME). The founder of TCOM’s nationally recognized ROME Read More »

Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Rebecca Cunningham
‘How do we make it better for others?’ This HSC professor is helping guide a new generation of researchersBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Dr. Rebecca Cunningham sounds like a proud mother when she talks about her students at HSC.  Some are first-generation students who graduated with Masters and PhD degrees from her lab. Her first PhD student now oversees clinical research and is testing different therapeutics in southern states while her first Master’s student is a high school teacher trying to inspire a new generation of scientists.  “When Read More »

Nov 18, 2021

Ryan Hughes, HIM Analyst at HSC Health
Veterans Day: After helping save lives in the Middle East, this veteran is ‘bridging the gap between clinicians and technology’By Kathryn Lytton When Ryan Hughes, Health Information Management Analyst at HSC Health, joined the United States Air Force as a heavy equipment mechanic, he did not think his time on the battlefield would lead to a career in the medical field. “I joined the military to help with school,” said Hughes. “You go into Read More »

Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Albert Yurvati
TCOM’s Dr. Albert Yurvati served his country, his profession, and his school with honorBy Steven Bartolotta The career and legacy of Albert Yurvati, DO, PhD, DFACOS, FICS, FAHA is summed up in one word: service.   Dr. Yurvati, a Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Professor of Surgery and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Chair of Medical Education, served his country with honor in the United States Army for almost two decades. He continued his legacy of service by caring for his patients for more than 35 Read More »

Nov 9, 2021