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.
UNT Health Science Center and Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, have formed a unique collaboration that converges data, research and technologies to help improve prevention and treatment for individuals at high-risk for preventable diseases, su...Read more
Jan 21, 2020
By Jan Jarvis If anyone can navigate through the complex health care system, it is Dr. Dan McCoy. A physician and President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Dr. McCoy knows his way around a hospital. But when his 93–year-old father fell and broke his hip, Dr. McCoy was ensnared by a s...Read more
Jan 21, 2020
Dr. Saperstein provided empathetic, high-quality care to countless patients at the UNTHSC Patient Care Clinic on East Seminary Drive. He retired in 2010. A U.S. Navy veteran, Dr. Saperstein operated a private practice in Kansas City, Mo., and Fort Worth prior to joining UNTHSC. At HSC, Dr. Sapers...Read more
Jan 20, 2020
By Jan Jarvis FitSteps for Life at UNTHSC Learn more about how to participate in FitSteps for Life at UNT Health Science Center. Learn More Four months after undergoing surgery to remove much of his right lung, Phil Moroneso steps on a treadmill and walks at a...Read more
Jan 16, 2020