Bridging the gap and breaking barriers, how HSC helped train a TCOM student to serve her community

Brenda Godoy got the email on January 26 and was in total disbelief. It was a fake. There’s no way this was this real. Surely, the mistake would be fixed, and Godoy would get a follow-up email saying she had not been accepted to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. It never came. Godoy was…

How TCOM’s Dr. John Licciardone helped advance osteopathic medicine with King Charles III 

It was early February in 2008 when John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, FACPM hopped into a hackney carriage in London, commonly known as a taxi, for a ride to the airport after giving the keynote presentation at a conference. The cabbie asked the now-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Regents Professor at The University of North…

HRSA awards $3 million grant to HSC

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth recently was awarded a $3 million grant to address the growing shortage of health care workers who care for people with HIV. The scope of the work — funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration over a five-year period — is sprawling…

Students from HSC’s College of Pharmacy and TCOM collaborate for simulation training

More than 100 students from The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and HSC’s College of Pharmacy participated in a joint interprofessional simulation. The goal of the exercise was to promote the kind of teamwork the students will see in real-world emergency departments and intensive care…

World’s first physical health accelerator program begins in Fort Worth

Representatives from 10 of the world’s most innovative startups have converged on Fort Worth this week to revolutionize the physical health industry through new technology as part of a first-of-its-kind physical health accelerator. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has partnered with Techstars — a global investment business that provides…

TCOM celebrates 500th student to pass CPPS (TM) certification exam

In just two short years, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has brought patient safety into the medical school curriculum, offering a course specifically designed to prepare students for the Certified Professional in Patient SafetyTM exam. On Sept. 11, 18 students passed the certification exam…

HSC confirms Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams as new president

Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams has spent her entire career blazing new trails. Before joining The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2020, she was the first Black woman to serve as Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps., then the first Black woman to rise to the…

Meet Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, new Dean of the School of Public Health 

The HSC School of Public Health recently welcomed Dean Shafik Dharamsi, Ph.D.  Dr. Dharamsi brings more than 25 years of transdisciplinary and international teaching, research and leadership experience to his new role. Born in Tanzania, he is a first-generation college graduate with a deep commitment to student success.   His professional career includes work as regional…

How social media helped a TCOM student become a research mentor

A circuitous path was blazed by Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine third-year student Mark Quiring in his quest to become more involved in research as a medical student. Through some ingenuity, he used social media to join Jefferson Health New Jersey virtually as a research assistant to further expand his knowledge in urology – with…

BioSkills of North Texas celebrates one-year anniversary

The BioSkills of North Texas — a full-service facility with flexible space and a range of unique services — recently celebrated one year of operation at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. For the past year, this 8,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility has provided medical professionals and students the opportunity to train…