Antonio Flores
TCOM rural scholar named Student Doctor of the YearBy Alex Branch Antonio Flores grew up in the small Texas farming community of Telferner, population 700, where resources are scarce and folks depend on one another for help. If someone in his family got seriously ill, they drove to the closest city, Victoria, just to get basic medical services. Flores’ desire to improve the Read More »

Sep 7, 2016

ROME students at UNTHSC
Twenty years of training doctors for rural TexasBy Alex Branch   John Bowling, DO, will miss many things about the nationally recognized Rural Osteopathic Medical Education program he founded about 20 years ago at UNT Health Science Center. He’ll miss the students, whom he personally interviewed each year to gauge their aptitude for life as a rural physician. He’ll miss his staff Read More »

Aug 25, 2016

Med Students receiving stethoscopes
Stethoscopes that carry special meaningBy Alex Branch   Medical students reach many memorable milestones on their journeys to becoming doctors and receiving their first stethoscope is one of them. But the stethoscopes awarded to 232 new Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students this week came with extra meaning — all were sponsored and paid for by generous alumni and Read More »

Aug 19, 2016

Research initiative brings ASU students to campusBy Jan Jarvis   Four Alabama State University students spent their summer conducting prostate cancer research at UNT Health Science Center as part of a collaborative initiative that benefits both institutions. A $295,481 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense is funding the initiative, which focuses on training underrepresented students and combating the problem of Read More »

Aug 19, 2016

Santosh Thapa
GSBS student selected to study global disease threatsBy Jan Jarvis PhD candidate Santosh Thapa will get a global perspective on Ebola, dengue fever, antimicrobial resistance and other threats when he travels to Sweden to participate in a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control program. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student has been selected to attend the September program as a Read More »

Aug 16, 2016

Mivielis Rivera at the White Coat Ceremony
Pharmacy student dons white coat, grabs onto futureBy Jan Jarvis   Mivielis Rivera always knew she wanted a career in health care, she just wasn’t sure which area. When she received her white lab coat on Saturday as a member of the incoming class of the UNT System College of Pharmacy, Rivera had no doubts. “I stumbled into pharmacy when I was Read More »

Aug 15, 2016

Perrone scholarship to honor Fort Worth pharmacistBy Alex Branch   Before Paul Perrone landed a glider plane on Normandy beach during World War II, he vowed that, if he survived, he would spend the rest of his life helping others. The young man from South Texas kept his promise. He survived D-day and become a successful pharmacist who impacted the lives Read More »

Aug 11, 2016

New Dean sees public health serving critical roleBy Sally Crocker “Our graduates are doing incredible things to make the world a better, safer, healthier place,” said Dennis Thombs, PhD, newly named Dean of the UNTHSC School of Public Health. After serving for the last year as Interim Dean, Dr. Thombs was selected from among a pool of national candidates as the leader Read More »

Aug 11, 2016

Francesca Filipetto at White Coat Ceremony
Honoring TCOM’s past and future  By Alex Branch   On the day that Frank Filipetto, DO, was honored for his service to medical education, his daughter took a first step toward her own career in medicine. Dr. Filipetto was recognized as the first holder of the Carl E. Everett Associate Professor of Family Medicine on Saturday, July 16, during Read More »

Jul 18, 2016

UNTHSC Student teaching middle schools students in lab
Middle school students learn how to launch a health careerBy Betsy Friauf   Call it Career Day on steroids. Students from Fort Worth public middle schools are spending part of their summer touring workplaces and universities all over the county to see various careers, on the ground in real time. They’re at the UNT Health Science Center this week. Over five days packed with Read More »

Jul 14, 2016