March 02, 2007

Art Eisenberg, PhD, director of the DNA Identity Laboratory, captured the attention – and the imagination – of about 300 youngsters at Riverside Middle School earlier this week with real CSI-style crime-solving stories. Dr. Eisenberg was recommended to speak to the A/B Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance students about forensic pathology by a member of the Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club who had heard him speak at a club meeting. Riverside is the club’s Adopt-a-School.

Did you know that TCOM alumni are serving on both U.S. physician licensing boards? Sheryl Bushman, DO, TCOM ’84, an obstetrician/gynecologist in St. Louis, Mo., is serving a two-year term as chair of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, the not-for-profit corporation that administers the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, the primary pathway by which osteopathic physicians have applied for licensure to practice since 1935. She is the first woman to hold the 21-member board’s top leadership position. Dr. Bushman is also medical director of clinical transformation for the Genesis Project of the Sisters of Mercy Health System, which is implementing an electronic medical record system through the system’s 10 largest hospitals and many more small hospitals in four states. David Garza, DO, TCOM ’89, a family physician in Laredo, Texas, has begun a four-year term on the National Board of Medical Examiners, which manages the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination that is taken by both DOs and MDs. He and Ron Blanck, DO, former president of the UNT Health Science Center, are the only osteopathic physicians currently serving on the 80-member board. Dr. Garza previously served seven years on the Texas Medical Board. UNT HSC Logo

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