Printable HSC Commencement 2024 Program

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

One O’clock in the Afternoon

Dickies Arena

Fort Worth, Texas

 

College of Nursing

UNT System College of Pharmacy

School of Health Professions

School of Public Health

School of Biomedical Sciences

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Program

PRELUDE

PROCESSIONAL

PRESENTATION OF COLORS

NATIONAL ANTHEM*

WELCOME
RADM (Ret) Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N.
HSC President

MILITARY COMMISSIONING

Major General (Ret) Brian C. Newby, USAF

PRESENTATION OF THE HSC HEALTH AWARD

PRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR SCHOLARLY EXCELLENCE

PRESENTATION OF THE CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR SCHOLARLY EXCELLENCE

PRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT’S ALUMNI AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED OUTCOMES RESEARCH, MASTER

OF SCIENCE IN DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT, AND DOCTOR OF PHARMACY DEGREES
Annesha White, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LIFESTYLE HEALTH SCIENCES AND COACHING, MASTER OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES
AND DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY DEGREES
J. Glenn Forister, Ph.D., PA-C
Dean, School of Health Professions

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION,
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, MASTER OF SCIENCE
AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES
Shafik Dharamsi, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, School of Public Health

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES
Dimitrios Karamichos, Ph.D., M.S.
Interim Dean, Executive Director of NTERI and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR
DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE DEGREE
Lisa R. Nash, D.O., MS-HPEd
Senior Associate Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Office of Educational Programs & GME

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATE FOR
MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AND DOCTOR
OF PHARMACY DEGREES
Dr. Annesha White

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND
DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE DEGREES
Dr. Lisa R. Nash

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATE FOR
DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES
Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos

CONFERRING OF DEGREES
Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams

RECOGNITION OF CANDIDATES

UNT SYSTEM COLLEGE OF PHARMACY OATH
Dr. Annesha White

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OATH
Lauren Dobbs, M.M.S., PA-C
Associate Professor and Chair/Program Director, Physician Assistant Studies

PHYSICAL THERAPY OATH
Michael Furtado, P.T., D.P.T., Ed.D.
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL’S OATH
Rajesh R. Nandy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Interim Co-Chair, Department of Population & Community Health

BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIST’S OATH
Marcel Satsky Kerr, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Undergraduate Education

OSTEOPATHIC OATH
Dr. Lisa R. Nash

CLOSING REMARKS

RECESSIONAL*

GRAND MARSHAL
Veda Womack, M.B.A., PA-C
President of Faculty Senate

FACULTY GONFALON CARRIER

Michelle Ndiulor, Pharm.D., B.C.A.C.P.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy
UNT System College of Pharmacy

ALUMNI GONFALON CARRIERS

COLLEGE OF NURSING
Tonychris Nnaka, Ph.D., M.P.H, R.N., C.P.H.
Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor
Class of 2018

UNT SYSTEM COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
Frank Ssentamu, Pharm.D.
Class of 2021

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Alex Bonnette, D.P.T.
Class of 2014

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Catherine Sembajwe-Reeves, Ed.D., M.A.
Master of Health Administration Program Director and Assistant Professor

SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Lisa Hodge, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Specialized Programs and Associate Professor
Class of 2001

TEXAS COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Michael Broadbent, D.O.
Class of 1998

PIANIST
Michael Soto, M.M.
UNT School of Music

SOLOIST
Erica V. Simmons, D.M.A.
UNT Alumna

Program & Award Bio

HSC HEALTH AWARD FOR SCHOLARLY EXCELLENCE
The HSC Health Award for Scholarly Excellence is awarded to a graduate who distinctly represents scholastic achievement with an emphasis on clinical practice.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR SCHOLARLY EXCELLENCE
The President’s Award for Scholarly Excellence is presented to a graduate who distinctly represents scholarly excellence with an emphasis on academic achievement.

CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR SCHOLARLY EXCELLENCE
The Chancellor’s Award for Scholarly Excellence recognizes an outstanding graduate from The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth with an emphasis on scholarly research.

PRESIDENT’S ALUMNI AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
The President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service is given to an alum who demonstrates their commitment to the university’s mission, creating solutions for a healthier community through outstanding personal and professional achievement. This award recognizes servant leaders and role models for change. Each year, an alum who challenges conventional approaches to social, clinical or personal issues in order to achieve excellence is recognized

THE PRESIDENT’S ALUMNI AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

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ROHIT P. OJHA, DrPH, FACE

Dr. Rohit P. Ojha, DrPH, FACE, serves as the director of the Center for Epidemiology & Healthcare Delivery Research at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth. He also is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Education at the TCU Burnett School of Medicine. Ojha has served as an adjunct associate professor in The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.

Ojha is an alumnus of HSC’s School of Public Health, graduating in 2010. Throughout his career, he has helped advance the improvement of patient outcomes in the treatment and prevention of cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C, and maternal and child health.

In 2010, JPS recruited Ojha to establish a new Center for Outcomes Research and serve as its director. He and his team studied the clinical, lifestyle and behavioral factors that can impact the health outcomes of underserved populations. Prior to joining JPS, Ojha worked as a research faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology & Cancer Control at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Ojha has published numerous research studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, serves on the editorial board for Preventative Medicine and is a member of America’s Essential Hospitals Innovation Committee. He has been cited in more than 80 peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from food insecurity in the U.S., statin prescriptions for people living with HIV and opioid use disorder, and evidence-based cancer treatment to dietary supplement use among adult survivors of childhood cancer, mortality disparities for socioeconomically disadvantaged cancer patients and other critical health-related concerns.

UNT SYSTEM COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED OUTCOMES RESEARCH DEGREE

Walter Agbor

Patrick Pithua

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT DEGREE

Anna Arredondo

Hoi Lee

CANDIDATES FOR DOCTOR OF PHARMACY DEGREE

MaryamAbdulrazzaq

Abdullah Abu Altemen

Chizoba Achuama

Katherine Acosta

Emmanuel Adebunmi

Nurain Adegoke

Clare Aduwari

Tolulope Afolabi

Gerardo Aguilar

Sarah Albaugh §

Mirabella Alfaro

George Anibowei

Thao Aparicio

Atiqa Arif

Dou Aroldou

Brittany Baskett §

WilliamBrunner

Lauren Cagle

Jheen Cater

Cindy Chesumbai

Whitney Chinwuba

Rachel Clark +

Sammy Daas §

Issam Dabliz

Ranjana Danegulu

Tarandeep Deol

KimDoan

Vanessa Doan

Daniel Ezeji

Michelle Galvez §

Susan Gathimba

Shannyn GilchristOates §

Brittney Guilbeau §

Jasmine Hill §

Nia Hinds

Bach Hoang

Amany Iskander §

Theodora Iwudibia

Sulin Kamt +

Ganiat Kehinde

Suwan Kim

Mi Lam

Laini Long +

Stella Mabhugu

Chinonye Madunezim+

Victor Manzano

Jacob Mathai §

Ashlynne Matson

Dylan McNutt

Nicholas Miller

Josiah Monclova

Vishal Mynampally

Aaron Nguyen

Angel Nguyenly §

Sandra Nzalie

Heemin Oh

Yosr Omran

Chinemerem Opara §

Janice Osei §

Cheleen Park §

Shivani Patel

Christie Perkins

Heather Phillips

Traci Presley §

Linda Ramos

Lauren Robertson §

Emmanuel Rodriguez §

Ross Sakowski

Eloisa Sanchez Hernandez

Cain Schulteis

Kaanan Shah §

Vaidehi Shah

ReemSiddig

Faith Spivey §

Fatema Talep

Sydney Thompson §

Khai Tran

Tiger Trinh

Chidiebube Ukaegbu

Elise Vo

Somchit Vongsavath

Haman Cedric Kengne Wankam

Naly Wongbar

Kalyn Wright §

Alexis Zamora §

Iman Zidan

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER
OF SCIENCE IN LIFESTYLE HEALTH SCIENCES AND COACHING DEGREE

Suz Ali

Mayra Avina

Stefanie Barr

Jeanice Beeson

Emma Bressler

Megan Bullard

Taye Chadwell

Christine Conley

Jenifer Garza

Nora Gerhardt

Robyn Goss

Jacqueline Green

Angelia Grona

Jenna Hamilton

Mikaela Hires

Yvette Johnson

Dulce Martinez Acosta

Vanessa Mendez

Cara Muenzler

Tiffani Murphy

Francesca Nelson

Kimberly Nicholson

Aaron Oden

Poojakumari Patel

Nina Paul

Sarah Pike

Daisy Reyna

Julio Rodriguez

Linda Rowan

Lindsey Schoenfeld

Karen Smith

Kira Spiro

Darlene Watkins

Cailynn Widemon

Marlaina Widmann

Nyasha-Jtoi Wilson

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF PHYSICIAN
ASSISTANT STUDIES DEGREE

Beulah Akpan

Raabia Ansari

Noet Avila

Connor Baze *

Rene Bedrich

DavinderDeepBhangoo

Nina Bharadwaj*

Christina Bishop*

Julia Brown *

Thuy Bui

Demir Candas

Justin Chaves

Jane Chew

Jannel Davila

Hector De Pena

Sophie Duchesne

Emma Ehret

Elizabeth Fata *

Kristin Felix

Haley Fitzpatrick *

Jacqueline Funk

Benjamin Galenzoski

Zaina Gharbieh

Victoria Gutierrez

Kyra Hajovsky *

Sabrina Hamilton

Iffat Hashmi

Rylee Iacomini *

Misty Ikerd *

Cheyenne Ivey

Allan Johnson

Brandi Kamper

Travis Kannarr

James Kirk

MinhThy Le

Schuyler Lee

Kathryn Lovett

Morgan Magnuson

Kristan Marquez

Joshua Matthews

John Molstad

Elle Moritz

Margaret Morris

Agathe Mpemba

Jamie Mullins

Megan Northcutt

Ebony Ojemi

Abigale Osborne

Emanuela Plummer

Katherine Rebeil *

Jacob Rivera

Kanedra Roberts

Courtney Rogers

Elizabeth Sanders

Noah Sandusky

Jared Scheurich

Mary Sherfey

Rylie Spell *

Alisha Stephen

Adebola Sulaiman >

Miranda Swanberg

Trevor Tice *

Jorde Trudel

Rachel Truitt

Micah Van Yperen *

Lebria Ware

Morgan Webb

Lauren Whisler

Raegan Whittaker

Ryan Wood

CANDIDATES FOR DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY DEGREE

Nimotallah Abdurrazaq

Max Amormino

Cameia Anderson

Kellan Barry

Zachary Breck

Chelsea Buchta *

Courtnei Buckley

Elizabeth Buesing *

Erin Burk

Edsteve Celestin

Gabrielle Chaney

Caitlin Coston

Madelyn Di Orio

Selena Elerson

Annika Fields

Elisha Fierro

Edgar Franco

Valeria Galvan Godines

Oscar Gomez Delgado

Najah Harvey

Emily Haugen

Sonora Higgs

Alyssa Kimber

Rachel Kingston

Giuliana Madrigali

Ancelmo Mojarro

Kyle Nguyen

Sydney Nguyen *

Shannon Ninan *

Carlos Osuna

Lauren Pate

Jaelynn Payne

Pablo Puga

Addison Ramsay

Colton Ramsey *

Kason Reeves

Yuzek Rodriguez

Zaria Sanders

Lauren Sullivan *

Logan Teagarden *

Stacey Trelford *

Karyna Valencia

Melissa Vasquez *

Re‘Van William

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CANDIDATES FOR  MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION DEGREE

Enefe Adaji *

Eliseo Ceja

Olivia Hurst *

Chiamaka Ike *

Jaquelin Lara *

Michael Leary *

Rylee Miller *

Zoey Muhia *

Apoorva Neeli *

Paxton Pederson

Lindsay Pollok *

Cashauna Stephens *

Loni Ure *

Michael Vanpelt

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE

Alejandra Aguilar

Abdulrahman Alaqil

Esme Anaab

Manal Ayub

Chidinma Azuonye

Shara Baker

Christina Belmares

Emily Benedict *

Lydia Bristol

Sophia Brockman

Katelynne Callender

Sarah Canales

Jessica Chambers *

Dalila Coimbra *

TaKasha Ehiogu *

Adelaide Essah

Folasade Fashina

Marisa Flores

Sheira Gentle

Ashreen Ghalib

Ashton Hinckley

April Hull

Sarah Ibrahim

Asma Jabeen

Fatou Kebe

Ibshar Khandakar *

Amoin Daniele Ivanne Kouame

Sonal Mehrotra

Ariana Mendoza

Carl Mirus

Ryan Neff

Evelyn Nguyen

BryanTyler Orr

Dhruvi Prafulla Pradhan

Catherine Riggle

Pavani Sayana

Rishma Shah

Mona Sheikh

Amelia Solis

Gabriella Stockett *

Eva Studer

Brittney Sturgis

Heather Thames *

Anita Thomas

Mitchell Torres

Chioma Udegbune

Isabel Vega Calderon

Aria Walker *

Madeleine Williams *

Kency Winslow

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Kaeli Johnson

Informational Sources About Breastfeeding Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation: Insights into Racial Disparities

Major Professor: Stacey Griner, Ph.D.

Edna Patricia Mendoza

“Multihazard assessment of Kyrgyz Republics Osh Region using MaximumEntropy

Major Professor: Zhengyang Zhou, Ph.D.

CANDIDATE FOR DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE

Nathaniel Webb *

Structural Determinants of Health Among Transgender Populations: Policing, Sex Work,

and HIV”

Major Professor: Nolan Kline, Ph.D.

SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

CANDIDATES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Muraad Barakat *

Jordan Easterling *

Raiyaan Khaja *

Christine Nwanna

Kemiah Owoh

Ethan Rummel *

Syed Tirmizi

HaoLong Tran

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE
(NON-THESIS)

Mariah Ackerson

Victoria Adeleke

Alyssa Adelman

Snehi Adhikari

Fatima Ahmad

Sarah Al Nemri

Sara Aldarkazanly

Paxton Alexander

Hana Bader Ali

Muhammad Ali

Ayah Aljaser

Sara AlSammarraie

Caleb Anderson

Jacey Applewhite

Alberto Aranda

Monica Arguelles Llamas

Natalie Arias

Ojasvi Arya

Ansley Austin

Abigail Averill

Joshua Ayala

Suhas Babu

Landon Bernier

Seaton Berry

Kailee Bishop

Temiloluwa BolajiOyenekan

Preston Bonadiman

Chaitali Botcha

Caroline Bowers

Bria Brown

Cortland Brown

Lilly Brusdeilins

Emily Buell

Vacarie Burgess

Zaheer Burney

Vanessa Cabrera

Coby Calvery

Samantha Camacho

Adrian Carrillo

Blake Cash

Krystal Casillas

Eduardo Castro

Alison Chapman

Julie Chau

Lindsay Chin

Jonathan Coria

Carson Cox

Michael Critelli

Jadan Crow

Rithika Dandeboyina

Vivian Dang

Tia Darwich

TamDau

Iliana De La Cruz

Zachary Defrang

Hannah DellaLibera

Ashley Delzell

Pedro Diaz

Lindsey Dodson

Brenson Dunn

Stephanie Duran

Georgia Durham

Tessa Eckeberger

Nesreen ElRefaei

Christina Esters

Hannelore Esters

Erick Estrella

Christopher Evaristo

Sahar Fattani

Martin Feyes

Tana Fisk

Rebecca Fleming

Zorah Fluker

Preston Foster

Cheyanne Froman

Zayna Fulton

Reethika Gade

Kaitlin Galassini

Idania Galvan

Lizbeth Garcia

Jared Garrison

Aqib Gazi

Roumina Ghamarian

Nakshu Ghuman

Clarisse Girisheja

Sofia Gonzalez Higgins

Nicole Gray

Daniel Green-Moore

Vincent Guarnere

Maha Gul

Neeku Hadadnejad

Samar Haider

Bethany Hall

James Hankinson

Eman Haque

Atiq Hasan

Mostafa Hasan

Jaymes Hass

Benjamin Haverty ^

Marissa Henley

Jonathan Hermes

Diana Hernandez Olmos

Aaron Herrera

Indira Herrero

Asiah Himawan

Jack HittsonSmith

Brandon Jordan Hom

Katelyn Hoyle

Jada Hudson

Lane Hughes

Hailey Hunt

Jonathan Hunter

Lorin Hutanu

Syed Ibrahimuddin

Diane Idiabolo

Mary Iliukevich

Sasha Islam

Ehijie Itoya

Miled Jabor Jr.

Devan Jackson

Gayathr James

James Janusch

Grayson Jarvis

Sumaiya Jawaid

Arlena John

Sharon John

Jarrett Johnson

Jess Johnson

London Johnson

Robin Jones

Fitzgerald Joseph

Joseph Judd

Erin Keely

Margarita Khachaturyan

Aihber Khan

Faiza Khan

Ruhma Khan

Ishna Khawaja

SanamKivanany

Julia Klavon

Tiana Knott

Ananya Kurri

Talia Laufer

Chaitanya Lavu

Hung Le Nguyen

Joshua Lee

Johann Li

SheauLi Liang

Lauren Lockhart

Jennifer Loya

Valbona Lumani

Myla Luu

Seng Mahkaw

Tiffany Mai

Sneha Manoharan

Karely Mar Trevizo

Alejandra Marquez

Lillian Marquis

Hunter Martin

Jennifer Martinez

Karilynn Martinez

Ricardo Martinez

Kallie Mcwhinney

Reyhan Meetheen

Haydon Miller

Payton Miller

Abyssinia Moges

Cameron Mohammadi

Zohal Mohammady

Gwendolyn Moores

Brandon Moreno

Luke Morgan

Gabriella Muenster

Vishal Mundodi

Alexia Munoz

Desiree Munoz

MatthewMurphy

MeherajMusa

Madeline Myers

Carolina Nanez

Saad Nazeer

Soumya Neerukonda

Kyle Nevitt

Dan Nguyen

David Nguyen

Helen Nguyen

Hunter Nguyen

Jenny Nguyen

Sophia Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

Timothy Nguyen

Truong Nguyen

Uyen Nguyen

Skylar Nielsen

Dafe Ogbojo

Wonju Oh

Leora Ojadi

Brian Okecha

Bolaji Omofojoye

Marie Ongpin

David Orafunam

Abigael Oshodi

MariamOsman

Justin Park

Jaykish Patel

Kendall Payne

Alexis Pereira

Harrison Peyrovi

Vivian Pham

Long Phan

Quynh Phan

Victoria Phipps

Brandt Pilgram

Jennifer Pineda

Tiana Piniecki

Christopher Powers

Uzma Quraishi

Patrick Ragland

Jenil Rana

Julia Reid

Aoun Rizvi

Carcyn Robertson

Adriana Robledo

Lisette RojeroSandoval

Jose Romero

Justin Roy

Lamary Runnels

Madeline Salazar

Gloria Sanchez

AvinavSanjel

Charlee Scaff

Timothy Schaefer

Erin Schillings

Lauren Schoech

Ileana Scoccia

Dijesh Shah

Kaley Shaw

Samay Shivshankar

Camryn Siler

Casey Skinner

Jensen Smith

Justin Smith

Kiersten Sneed

Erica Soriano

Quinston Stubbs

Marlana Swann

David Tabanckiewicz

Michael Talbot

Raul Tejada Figueroa

Hanan Teklu

Mike TenieKengmeni

Nathaniel Teplitskiy

Carolyn Townsend

Tony Trabulsi

Annette Tran

Kaitlyn Tran

Robert Underdal

Sandra Uragu

Mackenzie Van Gossen

Laura Vasquez

Alec Vi

Victoria Villa

Sofia Villanueva

Khirstyn Vu

Stan Vu

Stephen Vu

Siddarth Vyas

Haley Williams

Monica Williamson

Chandler Winters

Alexander Wolski

Tamsyn Wombwell

Kimberly Wood

Rhayne Woods

Zayd Yaghi

Florence Yamoah

Jennifer Yang

Areea Yassan

Albara Younis

Zainab Yousaf

Alisa Zambrano

CANDIDATES FOR

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

(THESIS)

Nourhan Ahmed

Chemotherapy Drugs Alter the Expression of NKrelated Immune Receptors and Enhance Development of LSClike Features in Pediatric ALL”

Major Professor: Stephen Mathew, Ph.D.

Opemipo Ajape

The Future of Medicine: Exploring the Acceleration of Drug Development with Decentralized Clinical Trials

Major Professor: Roxanne Zascavage, Ph.D.

Shahad Alrawi

Biopsychosocial Factors Related to Weight Loss for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury Individuals in the Diabetes Prevention ProgramGroupLifestyles Balance.”

Major Professor: Lisa Hodge, Ph.D.

Genardine Arizala

Identifying Strategies to Improve Recruitment and Representation of South Asian Immigrants in Aging Research Studies

Major Professor: Malinee Neelamegam, Ph.D.

Chloe Boettger

Assessment of Digit Skin Temperatures via Infrared Thermography Under Different

Climatic Conditions

Major Professor: Scott Maddux, Ph.D.

Chelsea Bonsu

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Serious Adverse Event Reporting in Clinical Trials: AFramework for Continuous Improvement

Major Professor: PankajChaudhary, Ph.D.

Jeanfelix Chavez

Assessing the Correlation between Innovativeness and Likelihood of Using SelfSampling STITests within Young Women

Major Professor: Stacey Griner, Ph.D.

Maneesha Chenamsetty

Single Center Analysis of Cardiogenic Shock Outcomes in the Cardiac ICUand NonCardiovascular ICUSetting

Major Professor: Cameron Millar, Ph.D.

Tiffany Duque

Dna Detection Using Fluorescent Dyes And Subsequent Str Profiling

Major Professor: Michael Coble, Ph.D.

Tony Easo

ADAM19 and ADAMTS4 expression in Human Optic Nerve Head Astrocytes

Major Professor: Tara Tovar-Vidales, Ph.D.

Daylon Farias

“Management and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing HighRisk Oncologic Surgery: Do Patients Treated at Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Fair Better?”

Major Professor: Stephen Mathew, Ph.D.

Dana Farsakh

Retrospective Analysis of DirectActing Antiviral Regimens on Hepatitis CViremic Donor Heart Transplant Outcomes

Major Professor: Lisa Hodge, Ph.D.

Alexia Alejos Guerra

“Prospective Analysis of Data Involving Oligoprogressive Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients

Major Professor: Amalendu Ranjan, Ph.D.

Niharika Guriginjakunta

Carvedilol, an Alternative for Lowering Liver Stiffness in Patients with Cirrhosis

and Portal Hypertension

Major Professor: Umesh Sankpal, Ph.D.

Lindsey Hudson

The Interaction Between Arterial Stiffness, Amplitude of Cerebral Blood FlowOscillations, and Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation

Major Professor: Caroline Rickards, Ph.D.

Sahar Ismail

Evaluating the Effectiveness and Ethical Implications of Disclosures in Conflict of Interest Management within Research

Academic Institutions

Major Professor: Stephen Mathew, Ph.D.

Alan Jacob

Association of Community Distress and Risk of Adverse Events on the Lung Transplant Waitlist

Major Professor: Stephen Mathew, Ph.D.

Rachel Jefferies

Characteristics and Outcomes of Observed versus Resected Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Major Professor: Joseph Malaer, Ph.D.

Kim-Tuyen Le

The Neuroprotective Effects of SA-10 Nanoparticles in a Mouse Model of Retinal Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Major Professor: Dorota Stankowska, Ph.D.

Marilyn Maldonado

Optimizing Workflows to Enhance Principal Investigator Satisfaction and Boost Patient Recruitment

Major Professor: Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D.

Jackson Miller

Substance Use Disorder Training Material for the Developmentally Disabled in Healthcare Systems

Major Professor: Kimberly Fulda, Ph.D.

Whitney Miller

Cancer Incidences and Outcomes in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Living in Food Deserts ARetrospective Study at Cook Childrens Medical Center

Major Professor: Riyaz Basha, Ph.D.

Joshua Perkins

The functional Role of LectinLike Transcript 1 (LLT1) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Major Professor: Stephen Mathew, Ph.D.

Katelynn Sepke

Assessing NeuralGlial Metabolic Interactions in Glaucoma

Major Professor: Denise Inman, Ph.D.

Nicholas Singleton

Legislature Impacting Transgender Health: ASystematic ReviewExploring the Possible Implications on Medical Providers.”

Major Professor: Nolan Kline, Ph.D.

Madeline Slater

Evaluating the Correlation of Gender in a Multivariable Analysis of Chronic LowBack Pain Outcomes

Major Professor: Mark Cunningham, Ph.D.

Merin Varghese

Examining the Impact of Multiple Clinical Profiles on Recovery Time in Pediatric Patients with SportsRelated Concussion

Major Professor: Paula Gregory, Ph.D.

Daniel ZamoraLara

Effects of Disease Severity and Perception of Management on Willingness/Openness to

Research Trials in Phenylketonuria Patients

Major Professor: Robert Mallet, Ph.D.

CANDIDATES FOR DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE

Charles Amankwa

Unraveling the Mechanistic Role and

Delivery of Hybrid NitricOxide Donating and Antioxidant Small Molecules in Experimental Model of Ocular Hypertension

Major Professor: Suchismita Acharya, Ph.D.

Akpedje Dossou

Optimization and In-Vitro Evaluation of

MannoseDecorated Reconstituted HighDensity Lipoprotein Nanoparticles for the Targeting of TumorAssociated Macrophages

Major Professor: Rance Berg, Ph.D.

Siyang Lin

“Pericyte Dysfunction Contributes to Vascular Cognitive Impairment Induced by Chronic Cerebral Hypoperfusion in Rats

Major Professor: Kunlin Jin, Ph.D.

Paapa MensahKane

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in 5XFADMice: Unraveling Cognitive, Motor, Affective SexSpecific Effects and Mechanisms of Action

Major Professor: Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D.

Jennifer Pham

Evaluation of SACompounds and Their PLGANanosuspension on the Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration of Retinal Ganglion Cells

Major Professor: Dorota Stankowska, Ph.D.

Rauchelle Richey

Heat Exposure: Acute Microcirculatory Adjustments and LongtermAdaptation

Major Professor: Steven Romero, Ph.D.

Taylor Robertson

Investigating the Link Between Gross Anatomy and Ultrasound Education: Implications for Students Learning clinical anatomy

Major Professor: Rustin Reeves, Ph.D.

Yu Tao

Exaggerated Storeoperated CalciumEntry Contributes to Highglucose Induced Podocyte Injury in Diabetic Nephropathy

Major Professor: Rong Ma, Ph.D.

Megan Williams

Suppression of Adaptive Immunity by Borrelia Burgdorferi in the Murine Host

Major Professor: Michael Allen, Ph.D.

Jinmin Zhang

NewInsights into the Roles of Glutaredoxins in the Lens

Major Professor: Hongli Wu, Ph.D.

TEXAS COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

CANDIDATES FOR

DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE DEGREE

Brian Aguirre

Family Medicine

Baylor University Medical Center

Waxahachie, Texas

Yaseen Ahmad

Family Medicine

Texoma Medical Center

Denison, Texas

Affan Ahmed

Internal Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Omer Ahmed

Internal Medicine

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Fort Worth, Texas

Muhammad Aishat

Transitional Year

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Rukaiya Akhtar

Family Medicine

Waco Family Medicine

Waco, Texas

Sabita Ale Thapa

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Bedford, Texas

Sarah Andrade

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Callie Angell

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ascension Providence – Michigan State University

Southfield, Michigan

Naser Asfoor

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Joshua Baker ^

Transitional Year

HCAKendall Hospital

Miami, Florida

Jennifer Beal

Psychiatry

Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research

San Antonio, Texas

Summer Beckworth

Emergency Medicine

Ascension Resurrection

Chicago, Illinois

Bayley Bedford

Surgery General

Texas Health Resources

Fort Worth, Texas

George Beeton

Internal Medicine Preliminary

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, Tennessee

Michael Bejarano

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems

Richmond, Virginia

Avani Bellary

Pediatrics

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Madison, Wisconsin

Sienna Benavides

Obstetrics and Gynecology

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Hasnain Bherwani

Pediatrics

Tower Health St. Christophers Hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

LiamBiard

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center

Fort Worth, Texas

Justin Blakley

Surgery Preliminary

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas

Makayla Bradbury

Family Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Kierstin Bradley

Family Medicine

Rapid City Hospital

Rapid City, South Dakota

MatthewBranch

Psychiatry

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Family Medicine

Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research

San Antonio, Texas

Dallen Broadbent *

Anesthesiology

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Tyler Brown

Surgery General

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

Edinburg, Texas

Miguel Buendia

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Sydney Burke

Pediatrics

University of NewMexico School of Medicine

Albuquerque, NewMexico

Jack Burrows

Surgery General

University Hospitals

Jackson, Mississippi

Zachary Capps *

Anesthesiology

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Gregory Carter

Pediatrics

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, Ohio

Samita Charolia

Pediatrics

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

Timothy Cho

Emergency Medicine

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Sareena Contractor

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Tyler, Texas

MatthewCraig

Pediatrics

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Ryan Craig *

Family Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Jacob Cronk

Transitional Year

Campbell University/University of North Carolina Health SE

Lumberton, North Carolina

Krystal Cruz Escobar

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Hannah Curry

Family Medicine

Methodist Hospital

Houston, Texas

Bisola Dada

Family Medicine

Christus Health

Corpus Christi, Texas

Erin Davis

Transitional Year

Valley Health System

Las Vegas, Nevada

Taylor Davis

Internal Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Ryan Delabar

Internal Medicine

Baptist Memorial Medical Education

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Dustin DeLong

Pediatrics

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems

Richmond, Virginia

Saanji Desai

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Texas Tech University Affiliate

Amarillo, Texas

Haley Deville

Neurology

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Anelise Diener

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Louisiana State University School of Medicine

NewOrleans, Louisiana

Alexander Doederlein *

Radiology Diagnostic

University of Texas HSCSan Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

Megan Dole

Family Medicine

Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium

Talihina, Oklahoma

Vishnu Dubakula

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Round Rock, Texas

Daniel Erickson

Emergency Medicine

Geisinger Health System

Danville, Pennsylvania

Ashlyn Fairchild

Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

San Antonio, Texas

Austin Fajkus

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth

Fort Worth, Texas

Nicole Fakes

Family Medicine

Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe, Texas

Rachel Marie Felix

Pediatrics

Nicklaus Childrens Hospital

Miami, Florida

Kassidy Fix

Surgery General

Methodist Healthcare System

San Antonio, Texas

AndrewFletcher

Internal Medicine

Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Roanoke, Virginia

Caylee Forschner

Pediatrics

Corewell Health Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alexander Frangenberg

Internal Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Hailey Gaige

Pediatrics

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Sweta Ganta

Internal Medicine

LewisGale Medical Center

Salem, Virginia

Diana Garcia Garcia

Family Medicine

Health ONE

Aurora, Colorado

Naman Garg

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Plano, Texas

Kimberly Garza

Pediatrics

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Tejashwini Gattu

Internal Medicine

East Alabama Medical Center

Opelika, Alabama

Jennifer George

Internal Medicine

University of Arkansas Fayetteville Community Programs

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Deitrich Gerlt

Internal Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Ojaswi Ghimire

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Tyler, Texas

Leah Goehring

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Arkansas College of Medicine

Little Rock, Arkansas

Lillian Gowen

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Christina Guo

Dermatology

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Fort Worth, Texas

Morgan Haag *

Psychiatry

Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research

San Antonio, Texas

Ilsa Haidry

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Plano, Texas

Yasmin Hamdan

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Casey Hammett

Family Medicine

Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Leema Hamoudah

Family Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas

Janice Han

Pediatrics

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Aya Hasan

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Bedford, Texas

Sarina Hasty

Obstetrics and Gynecology

St. Davids Healthcare

Austin, Texas

Olivia Hayes

Family Medicine

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Fort Worth, Texas

Baley Helton

Family Medicine

HealthONE

Aurora, Colorado

Dawson Hinkley

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Texas Tech University Affiliate

Odessa, Texas

Ann Hollas

Family Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Wichita, Kansas

Christine Hurd

Psychiatry

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Mira Ibrahim*

Obstetrics and Gynecology

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Arlington, Texas

Jared Ivan

Family Medicine

Texas Tech University Affiliate

Lubbock, Texas

Colleen Jacobs

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas

Dylan Jacobsen

Operational Emergency Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth

Richmond, Virginia

Kunal Jain

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Plano, Texas

Joshia John *

Neurology

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Nisha John

Neurology

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Nina Kanase

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center

Fort Worth, Texas

Prathima Kandukuri

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

Chaitanya Kasim

Internal Medicine

Ochsner Clinic Foundation

NewOrleans, Louisiana

Hannah Katz

Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Ashlyn Kinard *

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Barnes – Jewish Hospital

St. Louis, Missouri

Nehel Kurjee

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Christine Le

Obstetrics and Gynecology

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Arlington, Texas

Konnie Le

Pathology Anatomic and Clinical

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Brendan LeBaron

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California

Jessica Lee

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Nicholas Leonard

Family Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas

Emily Lin

Family Medicine

Naval Hospital

Jacksonville, Florida

Angela Liu *

Internal Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Sorrel Lokkesmoe

Internal Medicine

The MetroHealth SystemCase Western

Cleveland, Ohio

Kayla Long

Internal Medicine

St. Bernards Medical Center

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Gilbert Lopez

Family Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Athens, Texas

Cody Lyons *

Surgery General

Texas Tech University Affiliate

Lubbock, Texas

Kevin Mai

Neurology

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Trishangi Malla

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Richard Martinez

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Murphy Marx

Emergency Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Benjamin McCoyRedd

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Bedford, Texas

Katherine McCullough

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Hanna McDonald

Psychiatry

University of Texas Health Science Center

Tyler, Texas

McKenzie Million

Family Medicine

Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech

Carilion School of Medicine

Roanoke, Virginia

Emily Montalvo *

Family Medicine

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Samuel Moore

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Dallas, Texas

Johny Morkos

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Joshua Moton

Family Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Hoang Ngo

Interventional Radiology (Integrated)

University of Arkansas College of Medicine

Little Rock, Arkansas

Helen Nguyen

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Jaimee Nguyen

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Dallas, Texas

Kailey Nguyen

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center

Fort Worth, Texas

Khanh Nguyen

Internal Medicine – Pediatrics

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Peoria, Illinois

My Nguyen

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Amy Nguyen-Pham

Family Medicine

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Fort Worth, Texas

Ramyashree Nyalakonda

Internal Medicine

Ochsner Clinic Foundation

NewOrleans, Louisiana

Chandler OLeary

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Joanie Oleary *

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Salma Omar

Pediatrics

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

St. Louis, Missouri

Breanna Lynn Orcutt

Anesthesiology

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Olivia Ostermann

Family Medicine

University of Arkansas Medical School

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Olivia Panchal

Orthopedic Surgery

Franciscan Health

Olympia Fields, Illinois

Siena Pangtay

Family Medicine

AtriumHealth Floyd Medical Center Program

Rome, Georgia

Daniel Park

Internal Medicine

Christus Health

Longview, Texas

Abbey Pastorelle

Emergency Medicine

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Salman Patel

Internal Medicine

Cook County Health and Hospital System

Chicago, Illinois

Jenny Paul

Family Medicine

In His Image Family Medicine Residency

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Brandon Pedersen

Family Medicine

Midwestern University

Kingman, Arizona

Kaleigh Perez *

Pediatrics

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

DanDai Angela Pham

Pediatrics

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Kimmy Pham

Emergency Medicine

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Austin, Texas

Nicholas Pham

Internal Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Ryan Philip

Emergency Medicine

Texas Tech University Affiliate

Lubbock, Texas

Wendy Phillips

Internal Medicine

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Fort Worth, Texas

Madison Powell

Internal Medicine

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Ajay Prabhu

Family Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Tyler, Texas

Alexander Pryor

Family Medicine

Campbell University

Dunn, North Carolina

Ryan Pu

Anesthesiology

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Blijo Puthenpurayil

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Mark Quiring

Urology

Jefferson Health

Stratford, NewJersey

Shefali Rai

Anesthesiology

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Prerana Ramadurgum

Internal Medicine

Texas Tech University Affiliate

El Paso, Texas

Gauresh Ramakrishna

Research Year

Katherine Ramos

Pediatrics

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Austin, Texas

Sumedha Rao

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Akash Raola

Neurology

Texas Tech University Affiliate

Lubbock, Texas

Sarah Ratliff

Family Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Athens, Texas

Ali Rauf

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Arvin Razmdideh

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Tyler, Texas

Caleb Reagor

Anesthesiology

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Priyanka Reddy

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Sruthi Reddy

Internal Medicine

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Fort Worth, Texas

Saadiya Rehman

Psychiatry

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Wichita, Kansas

Madelyn Richards

Pediatrics

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Austin, Texas

Lauren Robertson

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Jordin RodenForeman

Surgery Preliminary

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Abigail Rodgers

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Joshua Rogers

Family Medicine

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, Virginia

Katherine Russell *

Neurology

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia

Ayushi Sahu

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Noor Saleemi

Family Medicine

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Benjamin Saul

Internal Medicine

Methodist Hospital

Houston, Texas

Aimee Seale

Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Madisen Seidel

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Destinie Settlemyre

Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

Maheen Shakil

Psychiatry

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

AbrahimSharaf

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Alehli Silguero

Family Medicine

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Mercedes, Texas

Samantha Skipton

Psychiatry

University of Washington Affiliate Hospitals

Seattle, Washington

Danielle Smith

Psychiatry

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Kendall Spivey *

Emergency Medicine

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Ashley Steele

Obstetrics and Gynecology

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Jonathan Sweeney

Surgery General

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Khanh Ta

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Richmond University Medical Center

Staten Island, NewYork

Saloni Tandon

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Amy Tao

Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas

Zachary Tavallaee

Emergency Medicine

Christus Health

Corpus Christi, Texas

Elizabeth Thai

Pathology Anatomic and Clinical

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon

Harsh Thakkar

Internal Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Tyler Thornton *

Radiology Diagnostic

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Tucson, Arizona

Rudy Tijerina

Internal Medicine

Christus Health

Longview, Texas

Emily Topham

Pediatrics

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Austin, Texas

Abby Tramel

Pediatrics

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Benjamin Trammell

Psychiatry

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Kimberly Tran

Family Medicine

Methodist Health SystemDallas

Dallas, Texas

Andrea Trinh

Emergency Medicine

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center

Fort Worth, Texas

Minahil Umer

Internal Medicine

Brown University Kent Hospital

Warwick, Rhode Island

Alexis Uribe

Internal Medicine

Texas Health Resources

Fort Worth, Texas

Sunitha Valayil

Family Medicine

Memorial Hermann Hospital

Sugar Land, Texas

Aditi Vasudevan *

Internal Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Stephanie Vu

Anesthesiology

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Jessie Wagner

Family Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Kansas City, Kansas

Samantha Walczak *

Pathology Anatomic and Clinical

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Amanda Warner

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Theodore Weber

Anesthesiology

Maine Medical Center

Portland, Maine

Rosemary Wells

Internal Medicine

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Tampa, Florida

Elizabeth White

Family Medicine

HCAMedical City Healthcare

Fort Worth, Texas

Ryan White ^

Emergency Medicine

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

WilliamWhitmire *

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Austin, Texas

Elizabeth Wiley *

Pediatrics

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

Joshua Worley

Family Medicine

McKayDee Hospital Center

Ogden, Utah

Kylie Wu *

Pediatrics

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Aurora, Colorado

Katy Wyszynski

Emergency Medicine

John Peter Smith Hospital

Fort Worth, Texas

Bobin Xu

Family Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dallas, Texas

McKenna Yablon *

Family Medicine

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Temple, Texas

Eric Yin

Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Hayyan Yousuf

Surgery General

Methodist Healthcare System

San Antonio, Texas

DUAL-DEGREE

CANDIDATE FOR MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AND DOCTOR OF PHARMACY DEGREES

Haley McKeefer +

CANDIDATES FOR

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE DEGREES

MatthewBiggerstaff *

Internal Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, Ohio

Callie Frank

Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

San Antonio, Texas

Madison Godsey

Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

San Antonio, Texas

Bethany Holley

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Texas Tech University Affiliate

Lubbock, Texas

Lucy Ren

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NewYork

CANDIDATE FOR DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES

Dianna Nguyen

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Texas Medical School

Houston, Texas

Spatial Transcriptomics Analyses of Sex Differences in Hypothalamic Gene Expression in Health and Disease

Major Professor: TomCunningham, Ph.D.

OATHS

THE PHARMACIST OATH

I PROMISE TO DEVOTE MYSELF to a lifetime of service to others through the profession of pharmacy. In fulfilling this vow:

I will consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns.

I will promote inclusion, embrace diversity and advocate for justice to advance health equity.

I will apply my knowledge, experience and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for all patients.

I will respect and protect all personal and health information entrusted to me.

I will accept the responsibility to improve my professional knowledge, expertise and self-awareness.

I will hold myself and my colleagues to the highest principles of our profession’s moral, ethical and legal conduct.

I will embrace and advocate changes that improve patient care.

I will utilize my knowledge, skills, experiences and values to prepare the next generation of pharmacists.

I take these vows voluntarily with the full realization of the responsibility with which I am entrusted by the public.

THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OATH

I PLEDGE to perform the following duties with honesty, integrity and dedication, remembering always that my primary responsibility is to the health, safety, welfare and dignity of all human beings:

I recognize and promote the value of diversity, and I will treat equally all persons who seek my care.

I will uphold the tenets of patient autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice and the principle of informed consent.

I will hold in confidence the information shared with me in the course of practicing medicine, except where I am authorized to impart such knowledge.

I will be diligent in understanding both my personal capabilities and my limitations, striving always to improve my practice of medicine.

I will actively seek to expand my intellectual knowledge and skills, keeping abreast of advances in medical art and science.

I will work with other members of the health care team to assure compassionate and effective care of patients.

I will uphold and enhance community values and use the knowledge and experience acquired as a PA to contribute to an improved community.

I will respect my professional relationship with physicians and other members of the health care team.

I recognize my duty to perpetuate knowledge within the profession. These duties are pledged with sincerity and on my honor.

THE PHYSICAL THERAPY OATH

AS I ENTER THE PROFESSION to practice as a physical therapist, I solemnly and willingly pledge the following upon my honor:

I will accept full responsibility for the roles, obligations and actions of the physical therapist.

I will place the interests and needs of patients above my own.

I will demonstrate respect, compassion and empathy for all individuals by advocating on their behalf.

I will consistently use current knowledge by embracing advancement, by challenging mediocrity, and by promoting high standards for practice, education and research.

I will engage in excellence of care by collaborating and communicating effectively with colleagues, with other professionals and, most importantly, with the patient.

I will steadfastly adhere to high ethical principles, professional standards, and all rules and regulations that govern the physical therapy profession.

I will provide physical therapy services with humility to benefit patients, serve the profession, and positively influence society.

Thus, I accept the responsibilities that accompany the practice of physical therapy by freely binding myself to this oath.

THE PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL’S OATH

As a public health professional, I hold sacred my duty to protect and promote the health of the public. I believe that working for the public’s health is more than a job, it is a calling to public service. Success in this calling requires integrity, clarity of purpose and, above all, the trust of the public. Whenever threats to my profession arise, I will counter them with bold actions and clear statements of my professional ethical responsibilities.

As a public health professional, guided by these principles, I declare the following:

I will work to ensure that all people have the chance to live full and productive lives, free from avoidable disease, injury and disability, and are supported in their pursuit of physical, mental and social well-being.

I will hold myself to the highest ethics, standards, values and responsibilities as I move forward the science and practice of public health.

I will work in partnership with communities and uphold the rights, values, beliefs and cultures of those individuals and populations with whom I work.

I will rely on evidence to support my decisions and actions, and translate that evidence into policies and programs that improve health for all.

I will add to the body of research and knowledge, and share my discoveries freely.

I will continuously seek new information and be open to ideas that can better protect and promote the health of populations.

I will advance health literacy for all, and seek equity and justice for marginalized populations.

With this oath, I commit to the ideals and mission of public health.

THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIST’S OATH

As I embark on my career as a scientist, I willingly pledge that:

I will practice and support a scientific process that is based on logic, intellectual rigor, personal integrity and an uncompromising respect for truth;

I will perform my professional activities and interactions with scientific integrity and respect for the field and my peers;

I will acknowledge my role as an ambassador of science to the public, and strive to be honest, respectful and unbiased with engaging the public;

I will value my work and its contribution to the scientific community;

I will never let the potential for personal recognition or advancement cause me to act in a way that violates the public trust in science or in me as a scientist;

I will foster a community that is inclusive of all and recognize that diversity cultivates innovation, creativity and progress;

I will acknowledge and honor the contributions of scientists who have preceded me and become a worthy role model deserving of respect by those who follow me;

And I will always be cognizant that my work is for the advancement of knowledge and the benefit of all humanity.

By pronouncing this Oath, I declare my commitment to these professional standards and goals.

THE OSTEOPATHIC OATH

I DO HEREBY AFFIRM my loyalty to the profession I am about to enter.

I will be mindful of my great responsibility to preserve the health and the life of my patients, to retain their confidence and respect both as a physician and a friend who will guard their secrets with scrupulous honor and fidelity, to perform faithfully my professional duties, to employ only those recognized methods of treatment consistent with good judgment and with my skill and ability, keeping in mind always nature’s law and the body’s inherent capacity for recovery.

I will be ever vigilant in aiding the general welfare of the community, sustaining its laws and institutions, not engaging in those practices which will in any way bring shame or discredit upon myself or my profession. I will give no drugs for deadly purposes to any person, though it be asked of me.

I will endeavor to work in accord with my colleagues in a spirit of progressive cooperation and never by word or by act cast imputations upon them or on their rightful practices.

I will look with respect and esteem upon all those who have taught me my art. To my college I will be loyal and strive always for its best interests and for the interests of the students who will come after me. I will be ever alert to further the application

of basic biologic truth to the healing arts and to develop the principles of osteopathic medicine as taught by my profession.

In the presence of this gathering, I bind myself to this oath.

ACADEMIC REGALIA

THE PAGEANTRY AND DRESS of the academic procession are inherited from the medieval universities of the 11th and 12th centuries. Academic life as we know it began in the Middle Ages, first in the church and later in the teaching guilds, where dress was the outward sign of privilege and responsibility.

Principal features of academic dress are the gown, cap and hood. In 1895, American universities agreed upon a definite system of academic dress, which was revised in 1932.

While it originally may have been worn as protection against the cold of unheated buildings, the flowing gown today is a symbol of the democracy of scholarship. It is black for all dress, with pointed sleeves for the master’s degree. For the doctoral degree, the gown is also faced down the front with velvet, and its sleeves are trimmed with three bars of velvet in the color representative of the faculty or discipline to which the degree pertains.

The academic cap is a sign of freedom of scholarship, and the responsibility and dignity with which scholarship endows the wearer. The color of the tassel denotes the degree level.

The hood is trimmed with one or more chevrons of a secondary color on the ground of the primary color of the college. The color of the facing denotes the discipline represented by the degree. The color lining designates the college or university from which the dress was granted. Hoods are lined in graphite and teal, the colors of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Graduates receiving Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees and Master of Physician Assistant Studies degrees have gowns and hoods trimmed in green. Graduates receiving Doctor of Philosophy degrees have gowns and hoods trimmed in blue, and Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates have gowns and hoods trimmed in teal. Graduates receiving Master of Science degrees have hoods trimmed in gold. Graduates receiving Doctor of Public Health and Master of Public Health degrees have hoods trimmed in salmon with Master of Health Administration graduates wearing hoods trimmed in white. Graduates receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree have gowns and hoods trimmed in olive.

Medallions worn by some faculty are for the academic commendation for excellence. They are given to those who have received the highest possible ranking on their post-tenure review. President’s Faculty Award recipient medallions honor their contributions to education, research or clinical care. Gold cords designate Academic Honors in the top 10% of graduates in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Public Health and UNT System College of Pharmacy, and the top 20% of graduates in Physician Assistant Studies and the Department of Physical Therapy. For undergraduate students, gold cords designate University Honors. Students whose overall grade point average is 3.500 to 3.699 graduate with the cum laude distinction. Students with GPAs between 3.700 and 3.899 graduate with the magna cum laude distinction, and students who graduate with GPAs between 3.900 and 4.00 graduate with the summa cum laude distinction.

The graduates nominated from each academic program for the Dean’s Scholarly Excellence Awards will wear a traditional stole indicating the honor. The blue and white silk cords worn by some faculty and students signify membership in Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. Public Health graduates and faculty who have been accepted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society wear the traditional stole of black and salmon. Red and blue cords are worn by Public Health graduates who have been accepted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society. Physician Assistant Studies graduates and faculty who have been accepted in the Pi Alpha Honor Society wear the traditional honor cords of teal and silver. Gold and green cords are worn by Texas College of Osteophatic Medicine faculty and graduates who have been accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The brown and white cords are worn by TCOM graduates who participated in the Rural Osteopathic Medical Education Scholars program. The navy and white cords are worn by dual-degree graduates.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth graduates who are veterans of the United States military are recognized by wearing navy blue stoles adorned with stars and the words “Valor and Respect, United States Veteran.” The red, white and blue cords are worn by graduates who are active duty or will become active duty upon graduation.

THE MACE

ONCE A FAMILIAR WEAPON in medieval combat, the mace evolved over time into a symbol of rulership and then became associated with the pride of a nation and its origins.

Later, the mace was adopted by universities as a symbol of the power of the academic quest for truth and wisdom. It was, and still is, carried at academic processions not only to bring authority to ceremonial occasions, but also

to symbolize the unity and aspirations of the collegial community. The mace is a mahogany staff bearing the seal of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth on one side and the seal of the University of North Texas on the other. A laurel wreath encircles the two seals, symbolically tying them together. The staff signifies the continuous filling and outpouring of knowledge within the academic institution.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH, located in the heart of the Cultural District, creates solutions for a healthier community through education, research and patient care. Established in 1970 with the founding of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the name of the institution was changed to The University of North Texas Health Science Center with the addition of the School of Biomedical Sciences in 1993. In 1999, HSC became part of the University of North Texas System.

Today the six-school campus comprises the College of Nursing, UNT System College of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions, School of Public Health, School of Biomedical Sciences and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Research areas of strength include health disparities, health outcomes, human identification, eye diseases, heart diseases, aging and degenerative brain disorders. Furthermore, HSC is committed to addressing the underlying societal factors that contribute to disparities in health outcomes.


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