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TCOM, PA students comply with COVID social distance rules while fine tuning their skills via the HSC Simulation CenterBy Diane Smith HSC Fort Worth has taken virtual learning to new levels during COVID-19.  Consider, for example, medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine who must master ultrasound technology to better identify the diseases that ail patients.   At TCOM, students gain these skills while also learning to teach their peers. Earlier this year, about 20 to 30 students worked to become teaching assistants in the ultrasound training program directed by John O. Gibson, MD; FAAFP, Read More »

Sep 22, 2020

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Dr. Erica Spears one of 15 national scholars to new well-being and inequality research training programBy Sally Crocker   Health inequality and systemic racism have long threatened the lives of African Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness of police violence in 2020 have intensified nationwide action toward solutions and change for traditionally underserved populations.    For health disparities researchers like HSC Assistant Professor Erica Spears, PhD, who has dedicated her career Read More »

Sep 22, 2020

Magdalena Bus and Bruce Budowle
(Un)solved mysteriesBy Alex Branch In June 2017, Shawn Neill, 42, got on his four-wheeler and rumbled toward the banks of the Ohio River near his Illinois home.   The only son of Rex and Judy Neill loved camping, fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He pitched a tent on the riverbank — and vanished.  Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers scoured the river. Read More »

Sep 21, 2020

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50 Heroes: HSC Student Advocates AssociationIt takes a village to guide our future health care providers throughout their medical school career. At HSC, the Student Advocates Association is a big part of that village. The Student Advocates Association (SAA) is a non-profit organization comprised of the spouses, significant others and families of Osteopathic Medical Students. SAA is a branch of the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association, a national Read More »

Sep 21, 2020

Surananee Thailand
TCOM student makes overnight presentation to Thailand ConferenceBy Steven Bartolotta Life of a medical student is filled with many sleepless nights and early mornings, so when fourth-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Jennifer Archer had the opportunity to present to an audience halfway around the world, she was prepared.  Archer, along with TCOM Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Education Dr. John Gibson, gave Read More »

Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha
HSC to lead state effort to raise awareness about COVID-19 in underserved communitiesBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will administer the Texas portion of a $12 million National Institutes of Health award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.  The award to RTI International, a nonprofit research institution, will support teams Read More »

Sep 17, 2020

Frank Papa, Professor, Tcom
50 Heroes: Dr. Frank PapaFrank Papa, DO, PhD, arrived at TCOM in 1979 with a keen eye towards education and research. One day a student’s question prompted him to develop a revolutionary way of diagnosing patients with acute chest pain. He was asked to explain how he was using a piece of patient data, one sign and one symptom at a Read More »

Sep 14, 2020

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HSC researchers receive $45 million federal grant to study health disparities in Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican AmericansResearchers at HSC Fort Worth were awarded a grant expected to total $45 million from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to expand innovative research into Alzheimer’s disease and the biological differences that cause the disease to disproportionately afflict Mexican Americans. The 5-year research grant, awarded to Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor Read More »

Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Xiaowei Dong
HSC researcher receives $1.8 million grant for work on technology to enhance oral absorption of water-insoluble drugsXiaowei Dong, Associate Professor and P1 Curriculum Director at HSC College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded the Maximizing Investigators’ Resource Award (MIRA-R35) to continue her research into technologies that improve the effectiveness of oral drugs. Dr. Dong received the five-year, $1.8 million award from National Institutes of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.  An estimated 40% of approved drugs and nearly 90% of the developmental pipeline Read More »

Sep 8, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Michael ClearfieldDr. Michael Clearfield dedicated over two decades to developing HSC’s Internal Medicine Department into one of the largest and most productive academically in the osteopathic profession. Dr. Clearfield served as both faculty and administrator from 1979 to 2006. He served for 20 years as the Chair of Internal Medicine until he was appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Read More »

Sep 8, 2020