Holmes, DeBerardinis, Uht appointed to new positions

May 23, 2008

Dr. Clayton Holmes has been named to head the new doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.  Holmes, a native of Nixon, Texas, will help develop the new program into one of the country’s leading physical therapy schools and the choice of incoming physical therapy students.  UNTHSC’s physical therapy school will meld cutting-edge physical therapy education with the holistic manipulative medicine through the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Holmes is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and UTMB Galveston.  He served as an active faculty instructor and assistant professor of the physical theray program at UNHSC San Antonio before earning a master’s degree at Purdue University and a doctorate from the University of Arkansas.  He has chaired the physical therapy program and the University of Toledo since 2002.

A certified athletic trainer, Holmes will help design and teach a unique therapy program that will teach students to use traditional physical therapy techniques along with osteopathic-based manipulation to benefit patients.

Holmes’ appointment is effective August 1.

Dr. Charles A.J. DeBerardinis has been named associate professor and chief of Cardiology for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNTHSC.  DeBerardinis will direct the growth and development of the Cardiology department, with a goal of doubling the cardiology department and adding more diverse sub-specialties.  He also will train residents and educate medical students, while operating at Plaza Medical Center, for the most part.

DeBerardinis previously was head of Cath Medicine and Support at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Brown Mills, N.J., as well as director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Lab and a staff cardiologist.  A graduate of Ithaca College, DeBerardinis earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine.  

Dr. Rosalie Uht, recently agreed to join the Institute for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience as well as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNTHSC.  Uht is a board certified neuropathologist who will initiate the UNTHSC brain bank of Alzheimer’s and age-matched control samples. Uht’s research specifically aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms by which steroid hormones influence stress responses.

 Dr. Tina Machu has been named associate professor and assistant dean of pre-clinical medical education in the Department of Pharmacology at UNTHSC. 

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