W. Paul Bowman named department chair of pediatrics
W. Paul Bowman, MD, has been named department chair of pediatrics for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at the UNT Health Science Center. In addition to his current role as senior pediatric hematologist/oncologist and chairman of Cook Children’s Health Care System Leukemia & Lymphoma program, Bowman also has been named director of academic pediatrics for Cook Children’s Medical Center.
The new appointments tie together the teaching and research capabilities of the Health Science Center with the renowned patient care of Cook Children’s Medical Center and Physician Network to bring leading-edge research and care to Tarrant County. Under Dr. Bowman’s leadership, TCOM student physicians will take advantage of the knowledge of Cook Children’s physicians who serve as faculty for the medical school.
Dr. Bowman, a native of Winnipeg, Canada, graduated from the University of Manitoba as class valedictorian before becoming a fellow in pediatric hematology-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. In 1982, he came to what was then Cook-Fort Worth Children’s Medical Center as co-director of the hematology-oncology department and has made Fort Worth his home. He has served on numerous boards and committees in Tarrant County including the American Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Legislative Task Force on Cancer in Texas.
Annual report highlights HSC’s growth
Last year we took some big steps toward our goal of becoming a top 10 health science center. In 2007 we expanded our student body and faculty, earned more than $25 million in research funding, drastically improved our clinical care through UNT Health and completed a Master Facility Plan that will more than double the size of campus.
The recently released 2007 Annual Report outlines these important accomplishments – and many more – in administration, academic affairs, research, clinical care and community engagement.
To learn more about the Health Science Center’s mission, vision and values, and our progress toward our 2008 goals, visit the Strategy 2008 page on the UNTHSC Intranet.
Survey results drive communication changes
In April, more than 300 employees and students took the UNTHSC Communications Survey. The results are in, and we’re already using the feedback to make some changes.
In this issue of Campus Connection you’ll notice a new layout, designed so you can scan headlines without clicking on each section to get to the news. And we’ve added a text-only version that you can easily print and take with you. Both of these changes are in response to specific feedback that we received on the survey.
In addition to these changes, we’ll also use the feedback to improve other communication tools, such as a new UNTHSC Intranet. We’ll keep you posted here and in Daily News on our efforts to improve communication at UNTSHC.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center awarded degrees to 315 graduates – including 119 new physicians – at its 35th Annual Commencement on May 17 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
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New board brings outside expertise to HSC mission
The Health Science Center has established a Board of Visitors to help us reach our goal of becoming a top 10 health science center. The board is a new advisory group of up to 40 members with diverse expertise from around the country. They will advise and consult with the president, the administration and the deans of the schools and colleges on specific projects; participate as members of school- and college-based advisory boards; assist in community relations; and generally promote the interests of the Health Science Center.
The first meeting of the Board of Visitors is July 18-19 here on campus.
Board members serve rotating terms of three years and are appointed by a selection committee through the president. Members are selected based on their individual interests, special expertise, vision, dedication to the HSC’s advancement, fundraising capability and willingness to participate in the dynamic life of the Health Science Center.
Click here for a list of the Board’s members.
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