Dr. Meharvan ‘Sonny’ Singh named Dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

A UNT Health Science Center researcher recognized internationally for his work on hormones and the aging brain has been named Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD, who has served as Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences since January, said he is eager to take on his new role.

“I am excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve our faculty, staff and students in my new role as Dean,” he said. “I look forward to working with them to identify new collaborative ways by which we enable success.”

Selecting Dr. Singh as the new Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was an easy task because it was possible to observe him in the interim role and in his previous post as Chair of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, said Thomas Yorio, PhD., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“Dr. Singh is a strong, thoughtful leader who cares about students, faculty and staff and who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position,” Dr. Yorio said.” I look forward to working with him to continue the growth and success of the graduate school and the Health Science Center.”

Dr. Singh joined UNTHSC in 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience and rose to the rank of Professor in 2010. Dr. Singh served as Chair of Pharmacology and Neuroscience from 2011 to 2013 and as Interim Director of the Institute for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Research (IAADR) from 2012 to 2013.

Dr. Singh received his doctorate from the University of Florida.

Recent News

7281bfad 8597 4cef 80de B58ea8a26ab5
  • Community
|Jun 10, 2024

North Texas Asthma Summit to improve asthma outcomes for children

Representatives from 10 North Texas organizations will come together Wednesday with one common goal in mind: improving health outcomes for children with poorly controlled asthma. The goal of the North Texas Asthma Summit is to develop community partnerships to help these children who frequently e...
Dobbs Headshot
  • Our People
|Jun 7, 2024

School of Health Professions welcomes three new staff members

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Health Professions is excited to announce three new staff members in the dean’s office. Christa Lo, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, joins SHP as associate dean. In her role, she will assist in overseeing the school’s academic...
Drwhite
  • Our People
|Jun 6, 2024

TCOM Alumnus Dr. Frederick White receives the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service from the AOCR

In recognition of his outstanding leadership, dedication and service, Frederick E. White, DO, FAOCR, a 1977 graduate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, was selected as the recipient of the American Osteopathic College ...
Hampton 5
  • On Campus
|Jun 5, 2024

Hampton University representatives visit HSC to build partnerships

A delegation of five representatives from Hampton University visited The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s campus on Friday. Hampton University is a private, historically Black university founded in 1868 in Hampton, Virginia. The group included President of Ham...