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 The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is working with the Fort Worth Independent School District to reward outstanding educators by sponsoring the Chair for Teaching Excellence in Secondary Science. Sponsorships from commu...Read more
Jul 22, 2021
By Steven Bartolotta The bus in Manchester, England was full of Team USA basketball superstars and waiting for one more to climb aboard. Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus Dr. Paul Saenz was sitting next to the last empty seat on the bus and, when the late superst...Read more
Jul 20, 2021
By Sally Crocker Imagine trying to safely navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while living in a rural community with limited internet access and being unable to go online to keep up with changing health guidance. Or if English wasn’t your native language and you had to translate urgent health in...Read more
Jul 19, 2021
By Diane Smith-Pinckney When experts delve into data on infant and maternal mortality, they find troubling trends. In Texas, Non-Hispanic Black mothers and infants “have significantly higher rates in infant mortality preterm birth, low birth weight, pregnancy-related depression...Read more
Jul 13, 2021