June 20, 2008
  News Brief

Dr. Shrawan Kumar

New research seminar series features Physical Medicine Institute
The Research Office has scheduled a short “Chalk and Talk” and social at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 2, in EAD room 706. The seminar is designed to spread the word about our areas of research expertise at the Health Science Center, stimulate collaboration and highlight new faculty.

The first seminar will feature Dr. Shrawan Kumar and Dr. Rita Patterson, both of the Physical Medicine Institute, who will summarize their research and capabilities. An informal discussion will follow the presentations.

The “Chalk and Talk” series will continue quarterly. The next seminar will highlight new faculty in the School of Public Health and their research projects.

The event is open to all faculty and staff. To RSVP, contact Bonnie Smith at the Research Office.

HUB Vendor Fair

Annual HUB Vendors Fair
As part of the Health Science Center’s commitment to promoting equal opportunities for our vendors (including minority and women-owned businesses), the Purchasing Department will host a vendor fair for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) on Thursday, July 10, in the Atrium from 11 am to 2 pm. Several HUB vendors will showcase their goods and services, provide information and distribute product samples.  Sign up at the registration table to be eligible for door prizes.

Find out more about the Health Science Center’s HUB Program at Purchasing’s Web site.  

Arthritis Expo this Saturday
The Health Science Center and the Arthritis Foundation are hosting Arthritis Expo 2008 from 9 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 21, in the Atrium. Dr. Bernard Rubin, department chief of Rheumatology, Dr. Russ Wagner, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Dr. Dennis Minotti, resident in OMM, will lead a seminar on arthritis and answer questions. The expo features healthy cooking demonstrations, arthritis products and bone density screenings.  It’s all free (even lunch!) and open to the public. For more information, contact Linda Davis in Internal Medicine.

Star Fellow Winners

Governor names new student regent
Meghan Vittrup, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism at UNT Denton, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as the student member of the UNT System Board of Regents. She replaces recent HSC grad Diana Schulz, who served as student regent this past year. The Board of Regents’ next meeting is here at the Health Science Center August 21–22.

Authorized by the Texas Legislature in 2005, the student regent holds a one-year term and is charged with representing the interests of students, as well as the interests of the State of Texas and the university system. While not a voting member of the nine-person UNT System Board of Regents, Vittrup will serve on various committees and attend meetings of the Board of Regents and other higher education meetings in the state. The System rotates the student regent position among each campus.

Vittrup is pursuing a degree in journalism, with a double minor in political science and Spanish. She has been director of internal operations for the Denton campus Student Government Association and vice president of Eagle Angels. UNTHSC logo


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