Luibel College

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Luibel College is named after George J. Luibel, D.O.  Along with Drs. Beyer and Everett Dr. Luibel was one of the founders of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  In the early years of the college (1966-1975), Dr. Luibel served as Chairman of the TCOM Board of Directors. 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).   In addition to his service to this institution, Dr. Luibel also served as president of the American Osteopathic Association and president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.  Locally, Dr. Luibel served as chairman of the board for the Tarrant County Hospital District, the first osteopathic physician to do so.

His vision along that of his colleagues Drs. Beyer and Everett 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. Luibel passed away in 2003 at his home in Fort Worth.

 

Luibel College Faculty Director

 

Janet Lieto, Do

Janet Lieto, DO, FACOFP, CMD

Associate Professor
Medical Education
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Janet.Lieto@unthsc.edu

Education/Training

Dr. Lieto is an Associate Professor at UNTHSC-TCOM in the Department of Medical Education.  She is board Certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care.  Clinically she cares for patients on an Inpatient Hospice Unit, as part of an Interdisciplinary Team, where communication is essential.  Medical students, residents, geriatric, hospice and palliative medicine fellows, nurses and social workers are trained on the unit.  Academically, Dr. Lieto is the Course Director for the Professional Identity and Health Systems Practice Courses for TCOM Years 1-4.   She strives to help students understand their Professional Identity, explore Health Systems Practice, think innovatively and provide skills that will help them be stand out as residency applicants and become physician leaders.  Dr. Lieto has spoken locally, statewide, nationally and internationally on academic, geriatric and hospice and palliative care issues.

 

Luibel College Faculty Advisors

April Wiechmann, Phd

Dr. April Wiechmann, PhD

Associate Professor
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
April.Wiechmann@unthsc.edu

Education/Training

April R. Wiechmann, PhD is the Director of the Neuropsychology and Memory Disorders Clinics within the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatric. She is an Associate Professor within the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at UNTHSC. She is a former student of UNT and UNTHSC and re-joined UNTHSC in 2011 after conducting her postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern. She teaches first and second year medical students communication and interview skills. She serves as a Faculty Advisor to medical students through the Luibel College at UNTHSC and she mentors Psychiatry fellows as well as fourth year medical students during their geriatric rotation.  Her other roles include Faculty Senate President for TCOM and Director of the Communication task force for the Faculty Senate. Dr. Wiechmann’s research interests are in the area of neuropsychology and geriatrics. In 2013, she was awarded a federal grant through the NIH LRP.

 

Lin Nelson PhotoLin Nelson, MBA

Instructor of Innovation
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lin Nelson@unthsc.edu

Education/Training

Lin Nelson is a recognized innovation educator with 20+ years of experience developing innovative ideas. She is an Instructor of Innovation here at HSC in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to HSC, she held positions at Texas Christian University’s (TCU’s) Neeley School of Business, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, serving as the Interim Director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center and Instructor of Entrepreneurship. She was also an Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. She serves as an advisor and mentor to local innovators based on her deep innovation and technology industry experience, across numerous companies including: IBM and several MIT related companies related to medical device, biotech, artificial intelligence and IT hardware & software services. She previously served on the Board of Tech Fort Worth serving as Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Lin earned her BBA in Finance from University of Texas-Arlington, MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA where she was the Price Babson Fellowship awardee and most recently completed the Harvard Macy Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education program.

 

Img 3049Daniel Hamm, DO

Assistant Professor
Family Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Daniel.Hamm@unthsc.edu

Education/Training

Dr. Hamm attended UNLV with undergraduate degrees in Economics and Biochemistry. He attended Medical School at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California and did his Family Medicine Residency at Clarion Hospital in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He worked as a supervising physician at urgent cares in the Phoenix, Arizona area until moving into a family practice physician role with a company that was contracted by Amazon in Phoenix, Arizona. He is happy to be at TCOM in a clinical and teaching environment and looks forward to meeting his advisees and helping them to achieve their goals. His areas of interest, other than family practice, are psychiatry and medical weight loss.