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TCOM graduate starts unique pediatric fellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta   Nationwide, interest in the study of pediatric nephrology, which focuses on kidney disease in children, is declining. In 2017, 40 percent of the available fellowships in the specialty went unfilled. That didn’t faze Dr. Kim Piburn, a 2016 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate. She had always had a passion for Read More »

Aug 12, 2019

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Coming home to change health careBy Alex Branch Jeff Beeson, DO, grew up with UNT Health Science Center. As a kid, he watched Fourth of July fireworks with his father Don, the school’s long-time police chief, from a rooftop when it was just a medical school. He set up street cones to mark the route of the Cowtown Marathon, founded Read More »

Aug 7, 2019

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The Migala ChroniclesBy Alex Branch Imagine a movie about the Migala brothers, and it looks like scenes from “Indiana Jones,” “Contagion” and “Hacksaw Ridge” spliced together. Alexandre Migala, DO, a Kung Fu first-degree black belt, hears bullets plinking against his armored car in Sarajevo while treating the wounded during the Bosnian War. Witold Migala, PhD, MPH, backpack Read More »

Aug 5, 2019

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A generous boost to dementia researchBy: Alex Branch A generous estate gift from a longtime community volunteer whose family was impacted by dementia will establish a $3 million endowed chair to support groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease and other translational research projects at UNT Health Science Center. Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor and Director of the Institute for Translational Research, will Read More »

Aug 2, 2019

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Research shows TCOM and osteopathic approach making a differenceBy Steven Bartolotta  Osteopathic medicine’s emphasis on physician empathy and understanding leads to higher patient satisfaction, a study by researchers at UNTHSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine indicates.  The 2 ½ –year study, conducted by the PRECISION Pain Research Registry and TCOM’s John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, reaffirmed the importance of empathy and better interpersonal Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

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UNTHSC student, JPS Trauma Services find the perfect matchBy Sally Crocker A UNT Health Science Center student found the perfect match and mentor when she was connected to JPS Health Network, Tarrant County, for her professional internship. Now one year later, 2019 UNTHSC graduate Ashley Lamar, MPH, CPH, CHES, works full time in the department where she learned the ropes and contributed in Read More »

Jul 26, 2019

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Pharmacy student spends eye-opening rotation in rural MontanaBy Jan Jarvis Pharmacy student Rychlend Martin-Horne never imagined she would come face-to-face with a huge black bear and her cubs. The frightening experience during a 12-mile hike to Cracker Lake in Montana was not exactly what she expected from her six-week pharmacy rotation, but it was memorable. “I’m a city girl,” she said. “I Read More »

Jul 19, 2019

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Memory of longtime TCOM faculty member honored with endowed scholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta UNT Health Science Center recently celebrated the Dr. T. Eugene Zachary Endowed Scholarship with family and friends of the longtime Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member. The scholarship will be used to assist third and fourth-year students in the Rural Osteopathic Medicine Education Program, better known as ROME, a program that Read More »

Jul 18, 2019

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Researcher to lead national opioid crisis steering committeeBy Sally Crocker Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor and Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been named Steering Committee Chair of an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis. More than $350 million will support the multi-year Read More »

Jul 16, 2019

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TCOM students spend the day giving backBy Steven Bartolotta   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2023 got their chance to lend a helping hand to the Fort Worth community as 236 medical students fanned out all across Fort Worth for a Day of Service. The TCOM students divided into groups and spent the afternoon at 13 difference locations Read More »

Jul 12, 2019