September 5, 2008
  In theNews

President presents Five Year Strategy
The Fort Worth Business Press featured President Scott Ransom’s presentation of the UNT Health Science Center’s five-year strategy to the UNT System Board of Regents, noting plans to grow the institution’s student numbers, grant funding and facilities. The article included a chart of the Health Science Center’s projected growth in the next five years, outlining total student numbers for each school as well as the percentage increase in enrollment.

Brenner speaks on health in Newsweek
Dr. Harvey Brenner, professor of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Public Health, was quoted in an August Newsweek article focused on the effect of today’s weak economy on the nation’s health. Dr. Brenner stated that the 1 percent increase in unemployment could lead to serious health repercussions in the U.S., including an increase in the number of deaths and heart attacks. He noted that if unemployment continues to increase, so will the number of deaths, including suicides and heart attacks, as well as other health issues.

Cowtown/Health Science Center announce partnership
Runner Triathlete News and the Star-Telegram published an announcement that the Health Science Center is now the title sponsor of the annual Cowtown marathon. The new partnership begins this year and solidly links the Cowtown with the place where it got its start in 1979 when Dr. Bob Kaman, associate dean and director of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UNTHSC, founded the event.

Physicians challenged to deal with their own problems
The Fort Worth Business Press examined the stress of life as a physician, and the Health Science Center’s Dr. Alan Podawiltz, chair of Psychiatry, commented on the sources of stress for physicians as well as tools to help doctors cope.

TECH Fort Worth featured by NBIA
The National Business Incubator Association Review included a profile of TECH Fort Worth’s Acceleration Lab, housed here on the Health Science Center campus. The NBIA also announced that TECH Fort Worth will be featured in the upcoming revised book, “Incubator Best Practices,” due for release in a few months. Five of TECH Fort Worth’s practices will be featured in the book. UNTHSC logo


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