50 Heroes: HSC Students and Alumni

March 30, 2020

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As our communities deal with the unprecedented health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, HSC salutes all alumni and students who are serving on the front lines to keep our families safe, counseling those with questions and concerns, and slowing the spread of the virus.  Heroes one and all!

Regardless of location and duty, we know that our talented alumni are applying their knowledge, skills and compassion to improve health and well-being. Many of our students similarly are impacting health, by continued service in clinical settings and as volunteers – many staffing an expanded Tarrant County hotline to inform and educate the public.

While the duration and impact of COVID-19 still is impossible to predict, HSC and its family of alumni and students is uniquely prepared to impact lives for the better from coast to coast and around the world.  Salute!

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Women’s networking group started by TCOM leader earns national award

By Steven Bartolotta In 2007, TCOM’s Dr. Rita Patterson and Dr. Jennifer Wayne, a professor at Virginia Tech, recognized the need for women in the field of bioengineering to meet together, network, mentor and increase the representation of women in the field. Thus the ASME Bioengineering...Read more

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Dr. Sid O'Bryant
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Hsc Katie Pelch
Public health scientist lends expertise to national database addressing safer use of chemicals in our environment

By Sally Crocker Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, in the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), where...Read more

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