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February 15, 2008
UNT HSC Logo Campus Connection Newletter Title. People. Plans. Progress. Steve Woodall

It’s time for Spring Cleaning

cleaning brush and dust bin

It’s never too soon to start spring cleaning, and this year, we’ve got a reason to start early. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is inspecting every health science center campus in the state, and will visit the UNT Health Science Center for the first time on May 12. To prepare, please ensure that our work and storage areas are unobstructed and safe. But don’t wait! Members of the executive team will conduct “walk-throughs” between March 25 and April 15 to make sure we are ready for inspection. Spring cleaning will also give us an opportunity to clear out areas that could be used for additional office space.

Click on headline to find out what to do with files and records to prepare for the inspection.




Safety on campus
In light of events that occurred yesterday at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., we’d like to remind our campus community of procedures and resources available at the Health Science Center in case of an emergency.

  • Emergency Preparedness Plan - Our plan is reviewed and updated every year. The current version was updated last month. Click on the link above for the latest plan on the Safety Office Web site.

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Kathleen Forbes MD

HSC welcomes new executive vice president for clinical affairs and business development
Kathleen Forbes, MD, comes to the HSC from TriHealth Health System in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was vice president of medical affairs/chief medical officer and chief quality officer. Dr. Forbes will work closely with UNT Health President and CEO Randy Jones and the UNT Health Board to oversee clinical quality, innovation, performance improvement and business development, while collaborating with local hospitals on projects and alliances that will benefit the community. Dr. Forbes starts the first week of March. UNT HSC Logo



Dr. John Licciardone and Dr. Hollis King

Dr. Licciardone and Dr. King have private audience with Prince of Wales
Dr. John Licciardone, executive director of the Osteopathic Research Center, and Dr. Hollis King, associate executive director of the ORC, met with His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales, earlier this month to discuss the role of the ORC in conducting research to provide evidence on the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). The meeting was in conjunction to the Advancing Osteopathy 2008 Conference and the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) meeting in London Feb 1-3.

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Scott B. Ransom and Charlie Geren

Brown and Lupton Foundation supports HSC
Fort Worth’s T.J. Brown & C.A. Lupton Foundation recently provided funding to assist in the demolition of the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. President Scott B. Ransom met with State Representative Charlie Geren, director of the Foundation, to review plans for Building A at the OMCT site. Rep. Geren represents District 99 which includes the Health Science Center. UNT HSC Logo





Bid farewell to the OMCT
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the Health Science Center will hold a farewell ceremony for the former Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas (OMCT) building from 1-2 pm The entire campus – faculty, staff and students – is invited and encouraged to come honor the work done at the OMCT.

State Representative Charlie Geren, HSC President Scott Ransom and Dr. David Beyer, son of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine founder Dr. D.D. “Danny” Beyer will address the group. Free bricks from the OMCT building will be available to attendees who would like a small reminder of the hospital’s contribution to the community.

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Moving Box

Accounting department prepares for move
Beginning the week of Feb. 18, the Accounting Department, currently in EAD 826, and Accounts Payable, EAD 832, will pack up and move to their new location at 3607 W. 7th St. – the building with the red-tile roof across Montgomery Street from the Patient Care Center. The Travel Office will remain in EAD 832.

Check processing and printing will be suspended for at least two days once the move begins, so get all urgent business with the Accounts Payable office submitted by 5 pm Friday, Feb. 15.



UNT System Seal

Regents name HSC professors emeritus
The UNT System Board of Regents named three retired UNT Health Science Center faculty members as professors emeritus at their meeting at the UNT Dallas Campus Feb. 7. Dr. Ming-chi Wu, Dr. Stanley Weiss and Dr. Alan Levine were approved by the board to receive the status. The rank of professor emeritus is awarded to faculty members who continue to make contributions to the Health Science Center after retirement.

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Tuition increase funds student development programs
The Health Science Center proposed a tuition increase of 8.9 percent at the UNT Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 7 at the Dallas Campus.  UNTHSC tuition hasn’t increased since 2005.  Total in-state tuition for TCOM is the lowest in the state for medical school.  Credit hour charges for the Schools of Public Health and Biomedical Sciences are about average for comparable programs in Texas.  The Physician Assistant program has the lowest charge per credit hour of any institution offering the program in Texas.

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Cowtown - 2008

Cowtown Marathon celebrates 30 years
Be a part of the 30th anniversary of the Cowtown Marathon and other running events, Saturday, Feb. 23. The marathon, half marathon and ultra marathon begin at 7:30 am; the adult 5K and 10K begin at 8:15 am; and the kids 5K begins at 9 am.

The Health Science Center, original founder of the Cowtown, is one of this year's presenters, and Dr. Christopher Mann, UNT Health, will help spearhead the medical team assigned to treat the Cowtown participants. Look for the Health Science Center booth at the expo.

Check the Cowtown Web site for information about how to sign up to participate or volunteer, or discover the best places to watch and cheer on the runners.

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Steve Woodall

"Spring cleaning for the upcoming State Fire Marshal’s inspection is a great opportunity to organize our records and files and get rid of the ones we no longer need."

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Steve Woodall
Director of Records Management


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