Editor’s Picks

Leadership Fellows
50 Heroes: Dr. Elizabeth HarrisDr. Elizabeth (Libby) Harris, PhD, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s first faculty member, has been a trailblazing role model since the school opened in 1970. Her dreams for TCOM and close relationships with mentors Drs. Henry Hardt and George Luibel allowed her to accomplish much in a field that was largely, up to that Read More »

Mar 16, 2020

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HSC professor among international researchers using stem cells to combat COVID-19 pneumoniaBy Diane Smith When news of the coronavirus emerged from Wuhan, China, Kunlin Jin, PhD, and a team of international researchers quickly joined forces to fight the mysterious disease. Dr. Jin relied on his more than 20 years of knowledge about stem cells to work with an international team driven to save lives. He used Read More »

Mar 13, 2020

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HSC forensic crime laboratory to assist in national crisis of missing American Indian womenBy Diane Smith The disappearance of hundreds of Native American women and girls has challenged law enforcement nationwide. Now, experts hope to find solutions with help from the Center for Human Identification at HSC in Fort Worth and Montana State University Billings. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and MSU Read More »

Mar 12, 2020

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Pharmacy faculty member appointed to prestigious specialty postBy Diane Smith Dr. Caitlin Gibson is a pharmacist, but when she manages medications, her workspace isn’t behind a drugstore counter – it’s the cardiovascular unit of a North Texas hospital. “There’s no mandate that pharmacists have to be involved in a multi-disciplinary team, but it’s really where we are trying to push the profession,” Read More »

Mar 12, 2020

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HSC designated ‘Best Place for Working Parents’By Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth was designated a “Best Place for Working Parents” at Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City Luncheon. HSC President Dr. Michael R. Williams said the university made a conscious decision to make building a sustainable people culture a strategic goal and Read More »

Mar 11, 2020

Witold Migala Associate Professor School Of Public Health
50 Heroes: Dr. Witold MigalaDr. Witold Migala has traveled the world hunting viruses. Polio, cholera, typhoid and guinea worm outbreaks have taken the epidemiologist everywhere from Haiti to Madagascar to Nigeria. Dr. Migala was in the first UNT Health Science Center cohort to graduate with the Master of Public Health degree in 1997 and earned his PhD through UNTHSC’s Read More »

Mar 10, 2020

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Dr. Erika Thompson honored with prestigious early-career research awardBy Sally Crocker Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, was first drawn to science in the seventh grade, when her class watched and reflected on the docudrama film And the Band Played On, based on a book about people, politics and the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s. The HSC Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Read More »

Mar 6, 2020

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NamUs victims unit helps bring closure to a family with a missing loved oneBy Diane Smith Clark Edward Wilson was case number 16-20100 until one chilly February morning. Wilson died in 2016 of heart disease and emphysema. At that time, he was an unidentified person so Dallas County buried him at Southland Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Prairie. His marker was placed near the burial sites of other Read More »

Mar 4, 2020

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For HSC students, Culinary Medicine Class is more than just a mealBy Steven Bartolotta Samar Taqvi wanted to do it for her father. Sadie Thompson and Heidi Spann wanted to expand their versatility in rural areas of Texas where they’ll eventually practice medicine. The Culinary Medicine Class is a six-week course that emphasizes the importance of nutritious and delicious food in fostering good health. But it’s Read More »

Mar 3, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Mark A. BakerDr. Mark A. Baker (TCOM ‘76) is a tireless supporter of osteopathic medicine and the UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Baker was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1995, earned the Dean’s Award for Philanthropy in 2006 and received the Founder’s Medal, which honors a lifetime of teaching, listening and learning. In 2017, he Read More »

Mar 2, 2020