Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

TCOM student Olivia Tomasco
TCOM student spends unforgettable week at the Hazelden Betty Ford ClinicBy Steven Bartolotta In March, Olivia Tomasco’s phone rang and she saw “Palm Springs” on the screen, and her heart skipped a beat. The fourth-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine knew the call meant she was invited to spend a life-changing week at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Summer Institute for Medical Students learning about addiction, recovery and much more.   “When I answered the phone and Read More »

Jul 27, 2021

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TCOM Student re-appointed to national student organization’s boardBy Steven Bartolotta Sabri Zooper’s work on a national level for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) and osteopathic medicine is continuing for another year. The fourth-year TCOM student has been re-appointed to the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Board of Directors for a second year as the National Osteopathic Affairs Committee Co-Chairperson. Zooper Read More »

Jul 26, 2021

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TCOM’s Dr. John Licciardone receives grant from the American Osteopathic AssociationBy Steven Bartolotta The American Osteopathic Association has awarded a $100,000 grant to Dr. John Licciardone, Executive Director of the Osteopathic Research Center and its PRECISION Pain Research Registry for the research project entitled “Osteopathic vs Allopathic Physician Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain: A Longitudinal Study of Long-Term Outcomes and the Role of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.”  The grant, Read More »

Jul 26, 2021

Amy Raines Milenkov, Drph Asst. Professor Obstetrics & Gyneology
Saving Texas lives: How HSC Healthy Start helps mothers and babiesBy Diane Smith-Pinckney When experts delve into data on infant and maternal mortality, they find troubling trends.  In Texas, Non-Hispanic Black mothers and infants “have significantly higher rates in infant mortality preterm birth, low birth weight, pregnancy-related depression and severe maternal morbidity than do other racial or ethnic groups,” according to the Texas Health and Human Services’ 2020 data on mothers and babies.  This is Read More »

Jul 13, 2021

TCOM Assistant Professor Dr. Bryn S. Esplin
HSC student organization’s summer fundraiser focused on suicide prevention programs for LGBTQ+ youthBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Becoming caring doctors and health professionals who ensure LGBTQ+ patients get proper medical attention is a continuing dialog for students at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC).  That health disparities discussion, along with support of increased pronoun use as personal identifiers, were among topics explored during Pride Month 2021 by HSC students.   “Everybody Read More »

Jul 6, 2021

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TCOM’s Dr. John Licciardone receives George W. Northup Medical Writing AwardBy Steven Bartolotta Dr. John Licciardone of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Director of the Osteopathic Research Center and its PRECISION Pain Research Registry, is the 2021 recipient of the George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award, the American Osteopathic Association has announced. The award is based on the article, “Osteopathic Medical Care With Read More »

Jul 6, 2021

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TCOM Announces the Creation of the Dr. Edward E. Elko Scholarshipby Steven Bartolotta Honoring one of the legendary figures in its history, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced the creation of the Dr. Edward E. Elko Endowed Scholarship. Dr. Elko, whose career at TCOM spanned more than 20 years in both faculty and administrative roles, retired in 1996.   With a focus on academic excellence, community and Read More »

Jul 5, 2021

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Women’s networking group started by TCOM leader earns national awardBy Steven Bartolotta In 2007, TCOM’s Dr. Rita Patterson and Dr. Jennifer Wayne, a professor at Virginia Tech, recognized the need for women in the field of bioengineering to meet together, network, mentor and increase the representation of women in the field. Thus the ASME Bioengineering Women’s Network Group was born, and now it is Read More »

Jun 23, 2021

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TCOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new inductees By Steven Bartolotta The humanistic side of medicine is alive and well at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TCOM Chapter of the Arnold P Gold Foundation inducted 45 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the campus of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Read More »

Jun 15, 2021

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eHealth interventions could help African-American patients in battle with chronic painBy Steven Bartolotta The PRECISION Pain Research Registry at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth has identified important racial disparities in pain management that became more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its study recently published in the special COVID-19 supplement to the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine Read More »

Jun 14, 2021