BLANCK NAMED TO BOARD OF PUBLIC POLICY ORGANIZATION
FORT WORTH, Texas â?? The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy has named Ronald R. Blanck, DO, president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, to its board of directors.
Blanck will also serve on The Annapolis Centerâ??s Medical Advisory Committee. The committee provides an opportunity for leading experts in the environmental, health, medical and safety fields to exchange opinions and strategies regarding emerging trends.
The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy is a national, non-profit educational organization that supports and promotes responsible environmental, health and safety decision making through the use of sound science. It was founded by a group of scientists, former policy-makers, and economists committed to ensuring that public policy decisions are based on scientific facts and reasoning.
Blanck joined the UNT Health Science Center in August 2000 after his retirement from the U.S. Army. He began his military career in 1968 as a medical officer and battalion surgeon in Vietnam. He retired 32 years later as the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command — with more than 46,000 military personnel and 26,000 civilian employees throughout the world.
Board certified in internal medicine, Blanck is considered an expert on bioterrorism issues. He currently chairs the American Osteopathic Associationâ??s Task Force on Bioterrorism and the Texas Medical Associationâ??s Task Force on Bioterrorism.
By Sally Crocker In light of new state guidelines issued last week, HSC public health expert Diana Cervantes offers some tips on how to conduct July 4th gatherings and other summertime activities with friends and family. The advice comes after the Texas Governor’s Office closed bars and ...Read more
Jun 30, 2020
By Sally Crocker New HSC faculty member Charlotte Noble, PhD, MPH, and her family moved from Florida to Fort Worth in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little was yet known about the reach of the virus, its outcomes and how long it would last. Months later, as states like Texas...Read more
Jun 29, 2020
Mayor Betsy Price and HSC share a mission to create solutions for a healthier community. Price, first elected Mayor in 2011, has consistently promoted strategies and activities that improve the fitness, health and well-being of Fort Worth residents. Her devotion to elevating the city’s over...Read more
Jun 29, 2020
By Diane Smith When Patricia Gwirtz, PhD, FACC, FAHA, retires from her post as Associate Dean of Education at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on June 30, she leaves the campus with bragging rights – she has taught physiology to every medical student since 1982. Dr. Gwirtz also...Read more
Jun 29, 2020