Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alaniz FC
TCOM graduating class provides gift to Africa projectBy Alex Branch When graduation day arrived for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2017, students still had $2,200 left in an off-campus bank account. They could have spent that money they raised for class social events on a party or graduation gifts for themselves. Instead, they chose something more meaningful. The Class Read More »

Aug 14, 2017

China FC
Improving health care across the worldBy Alex Branch A trio of UNT Health Science Center faculty members shared their expertise in clinical care and patient communication this summer with physicians in China. Frank Filipetto, DO, Janet Lieto, DO, and David Mason, DO, spent one week in Chengdu, a Chinese city in the Sichuan province, offering clinical instruction in pulmonary medicine Read More »

Aug 1, 2017

HMPL FC
Harnessing human movementBy Alex Branch Like an actress on a science fiction movie set, Karen Esser prepares for her role surrounded by laboratory technicians attaching small bulb-like fixtures to her black Spandex suit. Within minutes, 54 bulbs – known as reflective markers – cover her body. Esser is led to a treadmill in front of a 180-degree Read More »

Jun 20, 2017

Grad FC
Graduating students earn honorsCongratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel Read More »

Jun 13, 2017

Alaniz FC
Physician, philanthropist, humanitarianBy Alex Branch Anne Alaniz, DO, grew up in rural Malawi, a country in southeast Africa, where disease was widespread and her elementary school desk was stacked bricks coated by hardened mud. 2017 Commencement Ceremony When: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Where: Schollmaier Arena, Texas Christian University Livestream: https://livestream.com/unthsc Social media: #UNTHSCgrad Other highlights: Ceremony Read More »

May 15, 2017

Ricco winners FC
Three students honored for Ricco Ethics AwardsBy Alex Branch Three first-year students were honored for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards presentation. Elijah Hor from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joyce Chuen from the School of Health Professions and Heily Pham from the College of Pharmacy each received $1,000 awards funded through an endowed gift Read More »

May 3, 2017

Marisa Tan and David Preston, third year DO/MPH students
A student-led effort to help the underserved in TexasBy Jan Jarvis Every year the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research recognizes students who have a desire to integrate public health into their future clinical practices by naming them Paul Ambrose Scholars. David Preston and Marisa Tan, third year DO/MPH students from UNT Health Science Center, certainly fit the bill. From the start, each Read More »

May 2, 2017

copdoc FC
A stethoscope and a badgeBy Alex Branch   Faroukh Mehkri has worn two very different uniforms for the last four years. One is the crisp white medical coat and hospital scrubs – with a stethoscope around his neck – of a medical student at UNT Health Science Center, worn while he pursues his degree as a doctor of osteopathic Read More »

Apr 19, 2017

CRIT FC
CPRIT awards nearly $2.3 million to HSC researchersBy Jan Jarvis   Two UNT Health Science Center programs – one aimed at expanding cancer prevention services for refugees and the other focused on supporting oncology research training for medical students – have received grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). A nearly $1.5 million CPRIT award to Amy Raines-Milenkov, Read More »

Apr 10, 2017

UNTHSC Met Building
TCOM ranks among top medical schools for 16th straight yearBy Alex Branch For the 16th consecutive year, the medical school at UNT Health Science Center was nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for primary care. With 60 percent of the class of 2017 TCOM graduates entering primary care medicine, the school’s focus on helping everyday Texans access quality health care services is Read More »

Apr 3, 2017