PALMAROZZI NAMED CHAIR OF FAMILY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

March 8, 2005

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has named Elizabeth Palmarozzi, DO, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. She has been serving as acting chair for the department since 2003.

â??Dr. Palmarozzi has demonstrated solid leadership while serving as interim chair,â? said Marc B. Hahn, DO, dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. â??She exhibits a sincere dedication to advance the mission of TCOM and the institution, and I am confident she will be successful in her new role.â?

Dr. Palmarozzi has been a faculty member at UNTHSC since 1993. Her roles have included program director for the family practice residency program, medical director and staff physician for the Seminary Drive Medical Center and the Lake Granbury Medical Center Primary Care Clinic. She currently serves as medical director of the Central Clinic and associate professor of family medicine. Her duties include mentoring students and residents, earning her the Residency Faculty of the Year Award in 2002.

Dr. Palmarozzi is involved in multiple local, state and national organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American College of Physician Executives, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and Texas Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Dr. Palmarozzi earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from Lamar University and her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Texas of College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in family practice.

Dr. Palmarozzi currently resides in Fort Worth with her family.

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Contact: Becky Purvis 817-735-5152, pager 817-216-0345, e-mail bpurvis@hsc.unt.edu.

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