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MHA program earns seven-year CAHME re-accreditationBy Sally Crocker The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) has achieved the highest, seven-year re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The HSC School of Public Health has been recognized as providing the first and only CAHME-accredited MHA program based in North Texas since 2013, giving students a career advantage and Read More »

Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Brandy Schwarz
50 Heroes: Dr. Brandy SchwarzBoth inside and outside the HSC walls, Dr. Brandy Schwarz has earned a reputation for rising to every challenge.  To her students, she is a sought-after mentor and role model.  To her faculty colleagues, she is an innovator and collaborator.  And to her community (which stretches to all corners of the globe), she is a true servant leader. Schwarz, who joined the Department of Physical Therapy faculty in 2011, does everything with passion Read More »

Nov 23, 2020

Dr. John Gibson
He beat COVID-19, but can rural health care?By Steven Bartolotta It started on Sunday night, October 25. Dr. John Gibson, TCOM’s Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Education, had been battling typical fall allergies, but then he lost is sense of smell…then his taste. He knew something was wrong. Dr. Gibson tested positive for COVID-19 days later but, even worse, so did his entire household, which included Read More »

Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Erika Thompson
HSC researcher, collaborators help homeless mothers and children find their road backBy Sally Crocker  Hundreds of thousands of families across the U.S. struggle with homelessness each year. Living on the streets, in cars, at shelters or temporarily bunking up with others poses many risks and challenges, greatly intensified this year by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Erika Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor at the HSC School of Public Health Read More »

Nov 19, 2020

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Startups will be critical to Tarrant County’s economic recovery, study findsBy Alex Branch Startup businesses have a substantial impact on job creation in Tarrant County and could be a key to the recovery from the economic fallout of COVID-19, according to new research funded by The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth. New companies — defined as businesses zero to 1 year old — created 25,157 jobs in 2018 and more than 25,000 jobs in Tarrant County Read More »

Nov 17, 2020

Carla Johnson
50 Heroes: Carla JohnsonKnowledgeable. Compassionate. Fair. Honest. Visionary.  A person described using any one of these words would be flattered.  Colleagues of Carla Johnson, however, used all of these descriptors when asked about a leader who has made the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences her home for nearly 28 years.  “Carla is a true advocate for students,” commented one colleague. “She is wholly invested in the success and well-being Read More »

Nov 16, 2020

Dr. John Podgore
50 Heroes: Dr. John PodgoreLong before it was established as the anchor tenet of the HSC’s Values proposition, Dr. John Podgore was modeling behaviors to demonstrate his passion for “serving others first.”  Dr. Podgore, a 1967 graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, in Des Moines, began his 50-plus year medical career in the military, where he served his country as an Army Medical Officer in Vietnam and Read More »

Nov 9, 2020

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Hometown hero: TCOM grad thriving in pediatrics and Fort WorthBy Steven Bartolotta A Fort Worth born and raised girl dreams of becoming a physician since childhood, becomes a first–generation college graduate, first–generation medical student and then returns home to begin her career as a pediatrician.   That’s just the cliff notes version of Dr. Bianka Soria-Olmos, a 2011 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate and Cook Children’s Medical Center primary care pediatric Read More »

Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Stacey Griner
Dr. Stacey Griner appointed APHA Section CouncilorBy Sally Crocker HSC Assistant Professor Stacey Griner, PhD, MPH, has been appointed to serve a three-year term for the American Public Health Association (APHA) as Section Councilor in the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Section. Appointments are made through peer elections. Since 1975, SRH, formerly known as the Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section, has worked to improve the health and well-being of women, men and Read More »

Nov 4, 2020

Dr. Yurvati and Michael Wade
Generous donation creates the Dr. Al and Sharon Yurvati DO/PhD ScholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta A three-decade long career and counting is in the books, but don’t think TCOM’s Dr. Albert Yurvati is ready to slow down, he’s just shifting gears. A pillar in the osteopathic and research community, Dr. Yurvati made a donation to HSC from the Dr. Al and Sharon Yurvati DO/PhD Scholarship.   The scholarship will provide Read More »

Nov 3, 2020