Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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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

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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

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TCOM students spend the day giving backBy Steven Bartolotta   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2023 got their chance to lend a helping hand to the Fort Worth community as 236 medical students fanned out all across Fort Worth for a Day of Service. The TCOM students divided into groups and spent the afternoon at 13 difference locations Read More »

Jul 12, 2019

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A medical student travels an unconventional road to TCOMBy Steve Bartolotta   A fresh wave of new medical students arrived at UNT Health Science Center this week, all from a variety of different backgrounds and traveling on different paths. One of new faces belongs to Clarence Sparks, 36, a one-time college dropout who enters the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine as a first-year medical Read More »

Jul 11, 2019

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Patterson receives national award for biomechanics researchBy Steven Bartolotta Rita M Patterson, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for her ground-breaking biomechanics research. Dr. Patterson is the recipient of the 2019 Savio L-Y. Woo Medal, a prestigious national award given by her peers in Read More »

Jul 9, 2019

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First TCOM alums accepted into prestigious pediatric cancer fellowshipBy Alex Branch Two 2016 UNT Health Science Center graduates will begin prestigious pediatric cancer fellowships this summer in Dallas. Morgan Coleman, DO, and Chelsee Greer, DO, are the first Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) alumni to earn fellowships in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Health. “We are proud of Dr. Greer Read More »

Jun 24, 2019

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Graduating TCOM student became voice for mental healthBy Jan Jarvis Halfway through his first year in medical school, Parker Murray fell apart. Homesick, depressed and overwhelmed, the Utah native collapsed on his bed one weekend. “I cried like two days straight,” he said. “I felt like I was drowning and struggled to pull myself together to breathe.” That Monday, he returned to Read More »

May 15, 2019

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Dr. Kendi Hensel assumes American Academy of Osteopathy PresidencyBy Alex Branch   Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, is the new President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a national organization of about 9,000 physicians and students. Dr. Hensel, UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, assumed the position in March during the AAO’s annual Convocation. She Read More »

Apr 11, 2019