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Highlights from the 2019 Texas Legislature

Published: May 29, 2019

Team, UNTHSC is successful in our mission to create solutions for a healthier community because of our willingness to take on the most pressing health problems in Texas. Through a growing mindset of innovation and Extraordinary Teamwork, we’re building a reputation as a team that can be trusted to make a real difference in people’s Read More »

A big win for UNTHSC

Published: May 31, 2018

Team, Let’s start with a few hard facts about healthcare in Texas: Right now, Texas ranks 41st in the nation in physicians per capita and 47th in primary care physicians. Less than 2 percent of the state’s residency programs are here in Fort Worth. By 2021, Texas is on track to have 185 more medical school graduates Read More »

We’ve laid the foundation. Now let’s finish the house.

Published: January 25, 2018

  Team, A consistent and recurring comment coming from employee orientation is that UNT Health Science Center’s values matter. Our commitment to our values is creating momentum and giving us the ability to create a sustainable people culture. We’ve laid the foundation. Now it’s time to put the work in to complete our house.

So much to celebrate during the holidays, including early dismissal

Published: December 18, 2017

  Team, In this holiday season, I am truly grateful to be part of an institution that strives to transform health care and research in Fort Worth and beyond. To show my appreciation for your commitment to Extraordinary Teamwork, we will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 22. For those who are necessary to our Read More »

Character, culture, chemistry – and the Chicago Cubs

Published: November 2, 2017

  Team, When Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein set about transforming the team from perennial losers to championship contenders, he drew up a blueprint that was unusual for baseball. The Cubs, he determined, would only acquire players with outstanding character. It was essential to his plan, and one of the pillars upon which he would Read More »

Now, and Next: Telling the UNTHSC story

Published: August 24, 2017

  Team, Part of my job as president of UNT Health Science Center is communicating the UNTHSC story. I am called upon to share a vision of UNTHSC to the students who learn here, the employees who work here, the lawmakers who fund us, the hospitals and health care systems who hire our graduates and Read More »

Achieving excellence through leadership

Published: July 27, 2017

  Team, Technical skills and job competencies are important. But they don’t automatically translate into the leadership and management skills needed to lead teams to achieve excellence in an increasingly complex environment. The best physicians, engineers, professors, or researchers may be the most technically competent in their respective fields. But that alone isn’t enough to Read More »