Beyer College

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Beyer College is named after D.D. “Danny” Beyer, D.O.  A practicing physician and chair of the general practice department at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Beyer was one of the three founding members of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He served on the TCOM Board of Directors as Vice-Chairman from 1966-1975.  A medical school classmate of George Luibel, Beyer served as an integral part of the initial development of TCOM.  The medical school went from a written proposal to the admission of its first class in four short years.   During his tenure on the board, the institution was transformed from a private osteopathic medical school into a state-affiliated medical school with North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas).

His vision along that of his colleagues Drs. Everett and Luibel ultimately led to the development of one nation’s top osteopathic medical schools and one the nation’s top medical schools for primary care medicine.

Dr. Beyer died in August 1981, aged 71.

 

Beyer College Faculty Director:

Damon Schranz, Do

Damon Schranz, DO

Associate Professor
Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Damon.Schranz@unthsc.edu

Dr. Damon Schranz received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1992 and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998.  Following his medical school graduation, he completed his internship and residency in Osteopathic  Family Medicine from Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.  He was actively recruited during the last year of his residency to join the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.  He joined the Department of Family Medicine as an assistant professor in 2001 and has been an integral member of the department ever since.  Dr. Schranz completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in 2003 and the AOA Health Policy Fellowship in 2008.  For the past 20 years, Dr. Schranz has taught medical students and residents through two Family Medicine Residency Programs; one at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas and currently at Plaza Medical Center of Texas.  Dr. Schranz has a dual appointment in the Graduate School of BioMedical Sciences, whereby he assists with the Masters of BioMedical Science Program.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has maintained an active and profitable clinical practice.


Beyer College Faculty Advisors:

Lakiesha Crawford, Md
Lakiesha Crawford, MD

Assistant Professor
Medical Education
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lakiesha.Crawford@unthsc.edu

Dr. Crawford is a Tennessee native who went to medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and did her Anesthesia training at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Oregon Health and Sciences. She then completed a fellowship in Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center followed by an Interventional & Chronic Pain Management Fellowship at Wake Forest Medical Center.  Dr. Crawford is board certified in both Anesthesia and Pain Management. She joined the Department of Medical Education as an assistant professor in 2019.  When not spending time with her husband and 2 young children, Dr. Crawford enjoys medical missions, golf, and biblical studies.


Janet Jowitt Rn
Janet Jowitt, RN, BSN, MSA, DHA
Assistant Professor
Medical Education
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

janet.jowitt@unthsc.edu

Education/Training/Honors
University of Texas, Arlington – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
California State University, Bakersfield – Master of Science in Health Administration
University of Phoenix – Doctorate of Health Administration
University of Texas, Arlington – Master of Science in Nursing – In progress
Gold Humanism Honor Society – 2017

Dr. Jowitt, is a doctorally prepared registered nurse. She began her career in nursing as an infectious disease specialist in correctional medicine. She has dedicated the past 19 years to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in various roles. She is currently an assistant professor for TCOM Medical Education.  Her major areas of teaching include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Clinical Communication, Hands on skills labs; Physical Examination; Community Service and Patient Safety. Current research includes: “How Dirty is your Phone”; anticipated publication 2020.  Additionally, she is the faculty advisor for the Infectious Disease Interest Group and Wilderness Medicine Interest Group. She enjoys teaching and advising students at TCOM. She is a Beyer College Advisor. Dr. Jowitt is currently pursuing her Master’s in Nursing to become an Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her farm, walking, swimming, and golf.


Brittany Love, Do,
Brittany Love, DO
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brittany.Love@unthsc.edu

Dr. Love is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and then Mansfield, Texas. She pursued her undergraduate degree in Biology at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where she met her husband Charlie. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating, she completed her family medicine residency at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She then completed her geriatric fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She is now an Assistant Professor of Geriatrics at the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Love has experience providing care in the community hospital, clinic and long-term care settings in Dallas and Fort Worth. Her passion is providing holistic and compassionate care to seniors and their families, as well as teaching medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical setting. Dr. Love resides in Fort Worth with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking and walking on the Trinity Trail.


 

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