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.