INCOMING UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER PRESIDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR

May 19, 2000

FORT WORTH, Texas â?? Incoming University of North Texas Health Science Center president Lt. Gen. Ronald R. Blanck, D.O., was named a recipient of Mastership in the American College of Physicians â?? American Society of Internal Medicine.

The College has a membership of 120,000, and out of this group, only 500 are selected to the Masters level by a committee of their peers. This honor is bestowed upon Fellows of the College in recognition of their personal character, positions of honor and influence, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in art of medicine.

Lt. Gen. Blanck is currently 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. He has most recently served as commander of Walter Reed Medical Center North Atlantic Region Medical Command and director of professional services and chief of Medical Corps Affairs in the office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army.

Lt. Gen. Blanck joins Fort Worthâ??s health science center in August.

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