November 7, 2008
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UNTHSC announces new appointments

Renee Drabier, PhD

Renee Drabier, PhD, has been named vice president for Information Resources and Technology effective Nov. 12. Dr. Drabier will report to the provost and will oversee the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library, Academic Information Services, Information Technology and Biomedical Communication.

Prior to joining the Health Science Center she served as assistant vice president of health informatics and associate dean of health informatics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. There, she led Faculty Instructional Technology Services, the Library, and Biomedical and Media Communication Services.

Dr. Drabier has a PhD in distance education and educational technology from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.

Thomas Moorman, Ed.D.

Thomas Moorman, EdD, has been promoted to vice president of Student Affairs. Before joining the Health Science Center in 1994, Dr. Moorman earned his doctorate in education from the University of North Texas at Denton and both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University. In his new role, Dr. Moorman reports to the provost and oversees all student-related services at the Health Science Center. Read his full bio here.


Abbot Clark, Ph.D.

Abbot (Abe) Clark, PhD, has been named director of the North Texas Eye Research Institute. Dr. Clark has served as an adjunct professor in the departments of Cell Biology and Genetics and Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the Health Science Center for more than 20 years. This year, Dr. Clark joined the Health Science Center faculty as professor of cell biology and genetics and director of the Visual Sciences Program.

Dr. Clark received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., and his doctorate in microbiology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He received post-doctoral training in the departments of microbiology (immunology) and physiology (muscle metabolism) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  He replaces Peter Koulen, PhD, who is leaving the institution in January. Read Clark’s full bio here.UNTHSC logo

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