Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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GME Program Coordinator helps young doctors in residenciesBy Steven Bartolotta When Aurea Baez-Martinez and her husband arrived in the United States with their daughter in January 2017, they had nothing but each other, a few clothes and a couple of toys for the little girl. It was a big move for a family that had spent their entire lives in Puerto Rico, Read More »

Nov 1, 2019

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Teaching performing artists practices that will keep them safe and healthyBy Jan Jarvis A clarinet player in a high school marching band might not think twice about how long hours of practicing damages his body. But a collaboration of educators working to improve the health of performing artists does. The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, which includes faculty from the University of North Texas Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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TCOM grads from the same hometown team up as chief residentsBy Steven Bartolotta and Jennifer Hetro In life, your path is meant to cross with some certain people. Allyson Matthys, DO, and Vikaash Persad, DO, 2017 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates, are two of those people. Matthys grew up in small-town Texas, one of four daughters to a pair of educators and a descendent Read More »

Oct 4, 2019

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Patient, pupil and protégéBy Alex Branch Chelsee Greer was 13 when Dr. W. Paul Bowman sat in her hospital room and gently explained how he would try to cure her cancer. Five hours from their Odessa home, Greer and her mother, Lindee, traveled to Fort Worth after Greer’s hometown pediatrician suspected her fatigue, low-grade fever and night sweats Read More »

Oct 2, 2019

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Rare birth defect won’t deter TCOM student from reaching her dreamBy Steven Bartolotta One day last year, TCOM medical student Taylor Orcutt joined other members of the Pediatric Club to administer eye screenings on children at Glen Park Elementary School. Orcutt, whose left arm ends at the elbow because of a rare birth defect, has never let that stand in the way of what she Read More »

Sep 20, 2019

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Dr. John Licciardone named UNT System Regents ProfessorBy Steven Bartolotta For over three decades, Dr. John C. Licciardone has been making a difference. His research is world renowned, his writing has been published in national and international journals and his impact on the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has been considerable. In recognition of his work and the contributions he has made Read More »

Sep 18, 2019

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Dr. Paul Saenz to receive Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service AwardBy Alex Branch Paul S. Saenz, DO, a graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and Team Physician for the San Antonio Spurs, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award by UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He will receive the award at the UNTHSC White Read More »

Aug 21, 2019

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The dancers and their doctorsBy Jan Jarvis About halfway through a ballet season filled with graceful leaps and pounding landings, dancer Celesta Gaiera had not suffered a single injury. Physical therapy, massage and compression boots helped keep the Texas Ballet Theatre dancer on her feet through “Cinderella,” “Cleopatra” and “The Nutcracker.” “As dancers, we are extremely in tune with Read More »

Aug 19, 2019

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TCOM graduate starts unique pediatric fellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta   Nationwide, interest in the study of pediatric nephrology, which focuses on kidney disease in children, is declining. In 2017, 40 percent of the available fellowships in the specialty went unfilled. That didn’t faze Dr. Kim Piburn, a 2016 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate. She had always had a passion for Read More »

Aug 12, 2019

Zachary Family Scholarship Endowment.
Memory of longtime TCOM faculty member honored with endowed scholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta UNT Health Science Center recently celebrated the Dr. T. Eugene Zachary Endowed Scholarship with family and friends of the longtime Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member. The scholarship will be used to assist third and fourth-year students in the Rural Osteopathic Medicine Education Program, better known as ROME, a program that Read More »

Jul 18, 2019