September 19, 2008
  In theNews

Ransom begins monthly column in Business Press
The first in a series of monthly columns by President Scott Ransom appeared in this week’s Fort Worth Business Press. Each month, the column will address a health issue relevant to the local community, the state and the nation. This week’s column focused on the need for the entire community to work together to improve community health.

Yorio named provost
The news that Dr. Thomas Yorio, executive vice president for Academic Affairs, was promoted to provost of the Health Science Center appeared in news outlets from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, and many points in between. It also appeared in local outlets, including and the Dallas Business Journal,  and in some national outlets, including Yahoo! , MSN  and AOL. More than 75 outlets posted the news.

TCOM tops nation on COMLEX 2
The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2008’s scores on the COMLEX 2 also made news in 70 outlets from San Francisco to Boston. It appeared locally on and in the Dallas Business Journal, and on Yahoo!,, Healthcare Industry Today, State House News Service and TecTrends.

9/11 scientist helps Chilean families find closure
Dr. Rhonda Roby, who has been working in our DNA lab, was featured on the front page of the Dallas Morning News because of her work identifying victims of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and her work with the Center for Human Identification for the government of Chile which was featured in the last issue of North Texas Health & Science. The story also appeared on, Calibre Macro World and Macro*World Investor.

The heart is the matter
The Fort Worth Business Press also printed a story about heart health and preventive screenings for heart problems featuring Dr. Roberto Cardarelli, assistant professor of family and community medicine, and Dr Kristine Lykens, assistant professor of health management and policy. UNTHSC logo


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