50 Heroes: D.D. Beyer, Dr. George Luibel and Dr. Carl Everett
More than 50 years ago, three Fort Worth physicians had a vision. Dr. D.D. Beyer, Dr. George Luibel and Dr. Carl Everett imagined building an osteopathic medical school from scratch to deliver high-quality health care in Fort Worth. Thanks to the grit, courage and innovative thinking of the school’s founders and supporters, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its first class of students in October 1970.
Five decades later, much has changed. That fledging medical school is now the UNT Health Science Center, where future physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health professionals, pharmacists and scientists train together on one campus.
Some things haven’t changed. Grit, courage and innovative-thinking remain woven into the UNTHSC culture. And the Health Science Center is still committed to help provide high-quality health care, just as our founders imagined.
Join us throughout 2020 as we celebrate the people, events and innovations that made UNTHSC all it is today — and look ahead to the next 50 years.
For the 50th anniversary, team members nominated people whose contributions make them HSC Heroes. Each week, a new Hero will be revealed.
View the list of all our Hero profiles published so far this year. There is a new one each week.
By Diane Smith-Pinckney Federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) to serve as a leader in health literacy outreach. Gibson D. Lewis Health Sciences Library is one of seven Region...Read more
Apr 12, 2021
By Diane Smith-Pinckney HSC student Megan Dole has a mission to help residents in hard-to-reach communities get protected against COVID-19. “The more people who get vaccinated the better,” said Dole, a first-year medical student at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)...Read more
Apr 12, 2021
By Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, April 6 at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd. Tarrant County will allocate the vaccine doses and contact ...Read more
Apr 5, 2021
By Steven Bartolotta Learning how to suture, perform CPR and applying a tourniquet was on full display as TCOM’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) helped host a virtual session of Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit. The activities, which were conducted in the HSC Simulation Lab,...Read more
Apr 2, 2021