Why Giving Matters

red button with white textPhilanthropy is a strategic component of UNT Health Science Center’s vision to fundamentally transform health care through our focus on education, research and patient care. Contributions from donors like you accelerate the efforts of our students, researchers, and clinicians—working in an interdisciplinary and team-based approach—to improve patient safety, to find solutions for the most common and costly preventable diseases, and to redefine health care quality by always putting the patient first. Your gift supports a commitment to the extraordinary.

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We are deeply grateful for our donors whose generosity is advancing our mission to create solutions for a healthier community.

UNTHSC’s First Scholarship Banquet

3 of the banquet attendees smilingUNT Health Science Center celebrated its first ever Scholarship Banquet recognizing those who are investing in our students and honoring the students whose ambitions and performance make them the leaders of tomorrow. The Medical Education and Training (MET) Building was host to over 80 scholarship donors, recipients, community leaders and supporters committed to bringing the best and brightest students to UNTHSC by making a graduate education financially accessible to them. We are thankful to all those who believing that by transforming their lives, they will in turn improve the lives of others.

Help in the fight against childhood leukemia Teamconnor_web-1

Two UNT Health Science Center investigators working on a novel approach to treating the most common pediatric cancer have received a newly created award to advance their study. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation recently announced that UNT Health Science Center is the first medical facility to receive the DFW Community Choice Grant for 2016. The $26,500 award will benefit Stephen Mathew, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Center for Cancer Research, and W. Paul Bowman, MD, Chair and Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Cancer Research. Read more


New Scholarship Established for UNT System College of Pharmacy

Tarrant County PharmacyTarrant County Pharmacy Association and its treasurer Ron Jencopale have joined together to create a new endowed scholarship for the College of Pharmacy. Established in 2012, the school’s first class will graduate in 2017.

“We are so grateful to the Tarrant County Pharmacy Association and Ron Jencopale for this very generous contribution to set up a new student scholarship for the College of Pharmacy,” said  Dr. Jacobson, Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences .“Our ability to offer scholarships is of
utmost importance as we recruit the best and brightest talent to be the
pharmacists of the future.”

Philanthropy Makes Mobile Pediatrics Possible

MIKE 4The mobile clinic is a 40-foot RV that brings health care services directly to children living in Fort Worth’s most underserved communities. The doctor’s office on wheels is the first of its kind in Fort Worth, which was the nation’s largest city without a mobile unit designated specifically for pediatric patients. It contains two patient exam rooms, areas for case management, social services, registration, laboratory and specimen collection, and a pharmacy. Read more about the mobile clinic.

Scholarship Donor Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Ruby Dean Scholarship Lunch
Student scholarship recipients were grateful for the opportunity to meet and thank Mr. David Boren at the recent UNTHSC Ruby Dean Scholarship Luncheon. Mr. Boren’s sister Ruby Dean generously left a scholarship in her will to benefit our Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy students. Since the creation of the scholarship in 2013, ten students have benefited from the generosity of Ruby Dean and her family.

This page was last modified on May 24, 2018