Everett College



Everett College is named after Carl E. Everett, D.O.  Dr. Everett was one of the three founding members of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  As Secretary-Treasurer of the TCOM Board of Directors, Dr. Everett served as the initial fundraiser for TCOM and actively pursued support in the local community and throughout the nation for the new osteopathic medical school.  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).   For more than forty years, Dr. Everett has served as an advisor to the institution in numerous capacities.

His vision along that of his colleagues Drs. Beyer 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.  The health science center’s main building: the Carl E. Everett Education and Administration Building is named after him.

Dr. Everett passed away August 27, 2012.


Everett College Faculty Director:

Yein Lee, Do,
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Yein Lee DO, MMS, FAAPMR, is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM). She graduated from UMDNJ-SOM, which is now Rowan University of School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. She completed her internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She then transitioned to Philadelphia for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Upon completion of her residency program in 2015, Dr. Lee moved to Fort Worth to complete a Plus One NMM/OMM program, where she then joined as faculty in 2016. At UNTHSC, she has joined the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health and currently treats a variety of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies related to all forms of performing arts. Dr. Lee is one of the course directors at TCOM and regularly teaches student doctors and residents in her outpatient musculoskeletal and performing arts medicine clinic. Dr. Lee is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She loves her daily teaching and mentoring relationships with student doctors and residents. Dr. Lee is also excited about treating a variety of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies in many different patient care settings. As a lifelong musician, she is passionate about serving the performing arts community by treating their musculoskeletal injuries and coordinating care for this unique population, ultimately helping them to perform at their best.

Everett College Faculty Advisors:

Kendi Hensel, Do,
Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO
Associate Professor
Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Kendi Hensel received her DO from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  After completing a traditional rotating internship in Oklahoma City, she moved to the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, and was one of the first graduates from a combined Family Practice and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residencies.  After achieving board certification in both specialties, she returned to her native Texas in 2004 to join the faculty of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has worked as an investigator and treatment provider on several clinical research studies on OMM.  In 2006 she became the first DO to receive a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the NIH-NCCIH. This project studied the effects of OMM on pregnant women. Dr. Hensel received her PhD in OMM Clinical Research and Education in 2009 from UNTHSC-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She served as the 2019-2020 President of the American Academy of Osteopathy, and is a Section Editor of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.  She is currently involved in clinical, educational and research activities at TCOM, and in national efforts to improve the evidence base and utilization of OMT in patient care.   Her research interests center around mechanistic and clinical effectiveness studies of OMM.

Dante Paredes, Do
Dante Paredes, DO
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Paredes is an assistant professor of family medicine at TCOM as of 2019. He completed medical school at UMDNJ/ Rowan SOM in New Jersey, a family medicine residency at RowanSOM in New Jersey, followed by an Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine Residency at TCOM in Texas. He currently works in both the Family Medicine and Neuromuscular Medicine clinics with a clinical emphasis on exercise programming and dietary interventions for chronic disease/ performance. Outside of clinical practice Dr. Paredes works as a Filipino Martial Arts instructor and is training to certify as a strength and conditioning coach.

Nancy Tierney, Phd,
Nancy Tierney, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Associate Professor
Medical Education
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Tierney obtained her BSN at Marquette University, her MSN at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin, and her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification at University of Texas-Arlington. She currently serves as the Section Director for Simulation, teaches in multiple courses for TCOM, manages cardiac device patients in the Correctional Medicine department, and is an Everett College Advisor. Dr. Tierney also spends her free time as a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.


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