50 Heroes: Dean Conine, Grounds Foreman

January 6, 2020

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At HSC, the grass is green, the trees are trimmed, and the flowers are in bloom thanks to the care and passion of Dean Conine.

The Grounds Foreman was long committed to ensuring that campus was beautiful and safe for team members and guests. His hard work and attention to detail made HSC a Best Place for All.

Dean was instrumental in planning, executing and maintaining the HSC Community Garden, which promotes health and wellness on campus and in the community. He obtained his Master Gardner certification, led a group that built our garden plots, worked to secure donations to help fund the garden’s needs, and provided educational tours to elementary schools. Every spring, he grew a large, off-campus garden and donated the harvest to the Johnson County Food Bank.

Dean’s work to revitalize the MET field gave our students and employees a large, open recreational space to relax, play football or throw a Frisbee. After severe weather, he was dedicated to helping make sure no damage or hazards went unaddressed.

We are grateful to Dean for making HSC a beautiful place.


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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.


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HSC’s FitWorth providing dairy, produce for Fort Worth’s food insecure families

By Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s FitWorth program is partnering with GoFresh to provide boxes of food to hungry families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration will supply families with dairy and produce through the Un...Read more

Jul 8, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Arthur Eisenberg

So many families with missing loved ones received closure thanks to Arthur “Art” Eisenberg. A pioneer in bringing DNA typing into both paternity testing and the field of forensic genetics, Dr. Eisenberg helped establish the UNT Center for Human Identification as well as The University of Nort...Read more

Jul 6, 2020

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Navigating through July 4th and the summer of COVID-19

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

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Food insecurity concerns heighten for many as COVID-19 again surges

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