Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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‘This has been my home.’ Associate dean leaving HSC after nearly 38 years of special memories.By Diane Smith When Patricia Gwirtz, PhD, FACC, FAHA, retires from her post as Associate Dean of Education at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on June 30, she leaves the campus with bragging rights – she has taught physiology to every medical student since 1982. Dr. Gwirtz also taught every student in the physician Read More »

Jun 29, 2020

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TCOM announces the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards ScholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta To honor one of the pioneering families of its proud history, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards Scholarship. Dr. Dralves Edwards was the first black student to graduate from TCOM in 1980, and 34 years later his daughter, Dr. Jessica Edwards, Read More »

Jun 19, 2020

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Persistence helps HSC graduate student meet academic challenges as he prepares for medical school   By Diane Smith Alexander “Alex” Frangenberg’s dream of becoming a doctor started at age 4 when his little sister cracked her head open. After about four hours filled with fear and worries, two-year-old Chloe Frangenberg returned from emergency care with four staples on her head. The older brother remembers confusion, relief and a sense of Read More »

May 27, 2020

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Dr. Ray Page named recipient of 2020 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished ServiceBy Jan Jarvis As a medical oncologist, Dr. Ray Page has treated thousands of cancer patients in North Texas with care and compassion. As a researcher driven to develop new chemotherapy drugs, he has given hope to many others. As an educator, he has taught and mentored innumerable students and professionals at all levels of Read More »

May 22, 2020

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Clinical Research Management online master’s degree gives students more optionsBy Jan Jarvis The demand for well-trained clinical research professionals is so high that when students complete a master’s degree in Clinical Research Management at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, they are almost guaranteed a job. “There is a huge opportunity for trained professionals in this area,” said Stephen Read More »

May 8, 2020

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How to get a good night’s sleep, even in a time of stress and anxietyBy Jan Jarvis All those lost commuter hours are being put to good use during the pandemic as more people sleep in. “People are definitely getting more sleep because they don’t have to drive to work,” said Brandy M. Roane, PhD, DBSM, Associate Professor of Physiology and Anatomy and board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. “They’re Read More »

Apr 17, 2020

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Medical Science online master’s degree gives students more optionsBy Jan Jarvis Master of Science (MS) program in Medical Science Fall 2020 application now open The Medical Science master’s degree program is now available online to help students achieve their career goals in becoming healthcare providers. The online option is designed for students who want to improve their qualifications for applying to medical, dental, Read More »

Apr 16, 2020

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HSC student volunteers heed the call to serve at COVID-19 testing siteBy Diane Smith Kristina Fraser sees COVID-19 as an enemy that spreads sickness while creating a new reality – one filled with fear and isolation. She’s fighting back. Fraser, a medical student at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, is part of a team of student and faculty volunteers helping Read More »

Apr 15, 2020

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Dual doctorate student defends dissertation virtuallyBy Steven Bartolotta The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the educational plans of millions, but Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Grace Pham wasn’t about to allow it to get in the way of hers. Pham, who is pursuing the dual-doctorate degree of DO/PhD, is in the final stages of the marathon race to earn Read More »

Apr 8, 2020

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COVID-19 outbreak in U.S. echoes events in Chinese HSC student’s homelandBy Diane Smith Exhausted and stressed are terms Dr. Yu Tao uses to describe how she felt in early 2020 as she monitored the path of COVID-19 as it emerged in her native China and moved across the globe. Dr. Tao, a licensed physician in China, is a PhD student at The University of North Read More »

Mar 26, 2020