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Plans and Progress:
President's Strategic Thinking Councils

When President Scott Ransom joined the Health Science Center, he created strategic thinking councils to explore and solve important issues and to help achieve our goals. The councils comprise faculty, staff and administrators with varied experience, diverse viewpoints and strong knowledge and interest in the Health Science Center. There is a strategic thinking council for each of our five focus areas: administration, academic affairs, research, clinical affairs and community engagement.

The councils have provided guidance for several significant projects targeted to improve our people and our processes. Projects include new faculty and staff career development opportunities, improved faculty and staff evaluation processes, new efforts to retain and recruit faculty for our research areas of strength, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and many more.

The councils are working with groups around campus to develop a five-year strategic plan for the organization that will guide the Health Science Center toward its goal of becoming a top-10 health science center.

To submit ideas or issues for the councils to consider, contact Miranda Carter, executive assistant, in the Office of Strategy and Measurement.

For more on the councils’ progress and future plans, visit the President’s Strategic Thinking Councils page on the President’s Corner of the UNTHSC Intranet. The site is updated regularly with council meeting minutes and membership information. UNTHSC end logo

Dr. Rita Patterson

“At the first Chalk and Talk, you’ll learn about our new lab space, carpal tunnel research, motion analysis,
3-D digitizer and electromyographic signals.  It’s a great chance to get a 10-minute summary of the new Physical Medicine Institute.”

Rita Patterson, PhD,
professor of the Osteopathic Research Center and Physical Medicine Core Research Facility



Chris Kalish

Kalish joins UNT Health Transformation Project
Chris Kalish, vice president and chief of staff to President Ransom, has taken a temporary assignment in UNT Health, working with Dr. Kathleen Forbes, executive vice president of Clinical Affairs and Business Development, and president and chief executive officer of UNT Health. Kalish will lead the UNT Health Transformation Project Team until September 1. Prior to joining President Ransom’s staff, she was administrative director in the Department of Internal Medicine.  She has significant experience in healthcare administration and served in executive roles for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, as well as Parkland Health and Hospital System.

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Dr Ransom

Employee Appreciation Day set
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Employee Appreciation Day on August 27. Once again President Scott Ransom and his team will don their aprons and serve up burgers (with a vegetarian option) and  thank employees for their hard work over the past year. Lunch will be served in shifts on the Alumni Plaza.  Each employee will receive a T-shirt with a new design to mark the occasion, and EBAC will provide carnival games. Watch Campus Connection and Daily News for the day’s schedule and more information. UNTHSC end logo


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Dr. Bruce Gilfillan
Retired Associate Professor of Pediatrics
June 8, 2008

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