Proudly announcing our first Valubility of the Month recipients
Teammates linked by sacrifice, dependability and effort
There are common threads woven throughout the nominations for the inaugural recipients of UNT Health Science Center’s Valubility of the Month: sacrifice, teamwork, dependability, effort.
Nominate your teammates for the next Valubility of the Month at email@example.com or www.unthsc.edu/valubility.
Nicki McGee is always willing to help. Meagan Cross is someone that everyone can count on. Michelle Stanfield never hesitates to take on more responsibilities. Myriam Martinez-Banuelos gives her all to the task at hand. Carmen Lavarreda is willing to do whatever it takes.
All of that adds up to Valubility, a unique quality describing the possibilities that arise when UNTHSC employees live by our values.
A committee of seven teammates read through more than 60 nominations, all of them de-identified, before deciding on the first five recipients of the Valubility of the Month honor. Each of those recipients were notified this week – some at their desks and others during staff meetings — by a group of employees bringing balloons and gifts.
Congratulations to our teammates. Below are edited excerpts from the nominations for each of our five inaugural recipients.
By Diane Smith-Pinckney The embroidery on Vic Holmes’ black scrubs identify him as a physician assistant and an ally to LGBTQ+ patients. The words, stitched under a rainbow-colored Caduceus pin and near his heart, read: “Vic Holmes, PA-C, He/Him/His, Family Medicine.” Pronouns are...Read more
Jun 21, 2021
By Sally Crocker Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, in the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), where...Read more
Jun 21, 2021
By Steven Bartolotta The humanistic side of medicine is alive and well at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TCOM Chapter of the Arnold P Gold Foundation inducted 45 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the campus of The University of North Texas H...Read more
Jun 15, 2021
By Steven Bartolotta The PRECISION Pain Research Registry at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth has identified important racial disparities in pain management that became more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its study recently published in the special COVID...Read more
Jun 14, 2021