SEPTEMBER 15, 1997


FORT WORTH, TEXAS --Dr. Alan Stockard and Dr. Bernard Rubin, both members of the Physicians and Surgeons Medical Group at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, have been recognized by their peers with individual honors.

Dr. Stockard, division chief of sports medicine and assistant professor of family medicine at the UNT Health Science Center, was named a fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. The honor was presented at the Sports Medicine Academy's Annual Meeting.

Becoming a fellow is the highest distinction a physician can receive. Fellows must first be nominated for the honor, pass a review of their credentials and be voted upon by the Academy's Board of Directors.

Dr. Stockard is also director of sports medicine at Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation of Texas in Fort Worth. He earned his board certification in both family practice and sports medicine. Dr. Stockard serves as team physician to the U.S.A. Judo Team and is a drug-testing crew chief for the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S.A. Track and Field. Locally, he serves as team physician for seven area high schools and Texas Wesleyan University.

Dr. Bernard Rubin, chief of rheumatology in the health science center's Internal Medicine department, was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award for 1997 for his professional achievements. The award is given by the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, of which Dr. Rubin is a graduate.

The award is given annually by the college's Board of Governors to alumni, "in recognition of distinguished and devoted service to the osteopathic profession and having brought credit to the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine."

Dr. Rubin is a professor in the health science center's Department of Internal Medicine and director of its Center for Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment. He recently publi¼`(ê¼c¿t in the Jou…o` of the American Osteopathic Association on osteoporosis treatment and guidelines.