50 Heroes: Dr. Roy Martin

February 17, 2020

Roy Martin Unt Health Science Center Fc

Dr. Roy Martin once described being human this way:

“Being human is a journey we take, hopefully together,” he said. “A journey with people we don’t find it easy to work with but from whom we continue to learn more. I learn more from people I disagree with than from those I agree with.”

Perhaps no one had the ability to make us think about ethics and humanity like Dr. Martin. The visionary practitioner of interprofessionalism spent more than 40 years helping organizations develop and live up to their codes of ethics. He served as a pediatric chaplain and helped medical students wrestle with the complex ethical issues they will face in practice.

He built strong collaborations between UNTHSC and the Tarrant County Medical Society’s Ethics Consortium, local hospitals, several non-profit agencies and TCU’s Brite Divinity School.

Always an innovative thinker, Dr. Martin earned UNTHSC’s highest honor, the Founders Medal, in 2015. The award is given for “significant contributions to health care and/or osteopathic medical education.”

Dr. Martin, who retired in August 2019, made UNTHSC a more compassionate place.

Fort Worth Trinity River
Should you leave the city during COVID-19?

By Alex Branch Tensions are rising in some communities as New York City residents flee the densely populated city for other areas amid the COVID-19 outbreak. We asked Dr. Ubydul Haque, Assistant Professor of Biostatics and Epidemiology in the HSC School of Public Health who has researched les...Read more

Mar 27, 2020

Seniors Chat On Social Media Unthsc Fc
COVID-19: the importance of keeping up your social connections

By Sally Crocker As more kids find themselves homebound now that families across the country are practicing safe distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it may be important to increase, rather than limit, screen time for children and teens, say two researchers at HSC Fort Worth’s S...Read more

Mar 26, 2020

Yu Tao Fc
COVID-19 outbreak in U.S. echoes events in Chinese HSC student’s homeland

By Diane Smith Exhausted and stressed are terms Dr. Yu Tao uses to describe how she felt in early 2020 as she monitored the path of COVID-19 as it emerged in her native China and moved across the globe. Dr. Tao, a licensed physician in China, is a PhD student at The University of North Tex...Read more

Mar 26, 2020

Healthcare Strain Fc
Providers face challenges as COVID-19 puts strains on healthcare system

By Sally Crocker Arthur Mora, PhD, MHA, and his wife are concerned. With two young daughters ages 5 and 3 at home and a new baby on the way in just a few short weeks, the HSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems says he and his wife are closely monitoring the...Read more

Mar 26, 2020