November 7, 2008


Jan Jowitt, RN, DHA, director of nursing at the Patient Care Center, presented the commencement speech for Career Centers of Texas on Sept. 26. She addressed about 120 medical assistant, dental assistant and radiation technology graduates. Her address focused on the importance of patient-centered health care and emphasized service.

The Health Center for Women at Harris Methodist ranked highest among UNT Health clinics in the recent UNT Health Patient Satisfaction Survey.  The quarterly survey tracks patients’ perceptions of a clinic’s operations and quality of care. For getting the top scores each clinic staffer received a monetary award.

Burt Brinegar, network analyst in Information Technology Services, was named Employee of the Year by Easter Seals North Texas’ Business Advisory Council at their Fourth Annual Employment Symposium on Oct. 30.  He was nominated for the award by the Business Advisory Council for his exemplary work in his field. 

Donald (Andy) Langley, DO, Family and Community Medicine, recently graduated from the Health Science Center’s new Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.  The program is a formal, full-time training year in the subspecialty of palliative care. Dr. Langley is only the third graduate of the program.

H. Fred Downey, PhD, regents’ professor in Integrative Physiology, was recently invited to speak to the Department of Cardiology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He presented a seminar titled “Cardioprotective Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia Conditioning.”

Craig Elam, assistant professor of Medical Education and senior director for technical services at the Lewis Library, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association at their 2008 annual meeting in Dallas. The award, which is the highest accolade bestowed by the organization, recognizes outstanding service to the chapter. UNTHSC logo


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