Our People

The following people are on the team:; J.K.Vishwanatha; Harlan Jones; Riyaz Basha; Al Yurvati; Michael Smith; Bruce Bunnell; Stephen Mathew; Rance Berg; Thank you.; jk; Jamboor K. Vishwanatha; Ph.D.; Regents Professor and Vice President; Founding Director; Texas Center for Health Disparities; PI; National Research Mentoring Network; Texas CEAL Consortium
HSC receives $3.9 million grant to expand program that increases diversity among cancer researchersBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth will significantly expand a program that creates diversity in the medical and biomedical sciences fields thanks to a $3.9 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.   Cancer disproportionally affects certain races and ethnicities, creating a disparity in diagnosis and outcomes among Read More »

May 28, 2021

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD, Regents Professor and Founding Director for the HSC Texas Center for Health Disparities
Conference will spotlight outreach to minority communities and COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable populationsBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is working with the Texas Community Engagement Research Alliance (CEAL), the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) to host the 16th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities.  The event, titled “Community Approaches to Health Equity,” Read More »

May 19, 2021

Dr. Stephan Davis
Dr. Stephan Davis recognized during Black History Month for leadership, service, giving back to othersBy Sally Crocker Ask successful people what drives them forward and you’re likely to hear “giving back to others” as a key inspiration. Indeed, an important part of making things happen in career and life has to do with not just what’s personal but also with impacting others in a positive way. HSC’s Dr. Stephan Davis is being recognized this month with a national Distinguished Service Award from the American Read More »

Feb 22, 2021

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HSC to celebrate, inspire and bridge health disparities with Black HistoryBy Diane Smith-Pinckney In 1976, when President Gerald R. Ford issued the first Message on the Observance of Black History Month, it was the culmination of about 60 years of efforts to highlight achievements by Black Americans.  Starting in 1915, Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History,” made it his mission to document the accomplishments of Read More »

Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Stacey Griner
Dr. Stacey Griner appointed APHA Section CouncilorBy Sally Crocker HSC Assistant Professor Stacey Griner, PhD, MPH, has been appointed to serve a three-year term for the American Public Health Association (APHA) as Section Councilor in the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Section. Appointments are made through peer elections. Since 1975, SRH, formerly known as the Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section, has worked to improve the health and well-being of women, men and Read More »

Nov 4, 2020

Sally Crocker
Sally Crocker named PR Daily’s Nonprofit Communications Professional of the YearSally Crocker, Communications Manager for the HSC School of Public Health, has been recognized with the Grand Prize: Nonprofit Communications Professional of the Year Award in PR Daily’s 2020 Nonprofit PR Awards, for her work this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Sally Crocker was among the many faculty and staff at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Read More »

Aug 24, 2020

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent Adams
HSC announces hiring of U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health as Chief Strategy OfficerRear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, will join The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, President Michael Williams announced.   Dr. Trent–Adams, who served as Acting U.S. Surgeon General from April 2017 to September 2017, will start at HSC in October.  “Dr. Trent-Adams will Read More »

Aug 13, 2020

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HSC dedicates musical tribute to healthcare heroesBy Sally Crocker  Layer upon layer, a music video is developed, as is a heartfelt message of utmost respect and gratitude.   Such was the case when the HSC School of Public Health planned a special tribute to the healthcare industry, recognizing the many challenges that hospitals, providers, staff and support workers have faced over the long months since the COVID-19 pandemic first barreled into states and communities across the Read More »

Jul 28, 2020

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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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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to HSC students, faculty: ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’By Diane Smith Students and faculty volunteers from The University of North Texas Health Center at Fort Worth were recognized by Mayor Betsy Price for establishing the first community-based COVID-19 testing site in the city. “To all of you, you need to reach back and give yourself a pat on the back,” Price said during Read More »

Jun 12, 2020