December 19, 2008
  In theNews

DNA Lab in Popular Science
Popular Science magazine features the DNA Lab, part of the UNT Center for Human Identification, in its January 2009 issue. The article explains the Lab’s mission and tells the tale of a cold case that the Lab helped solve – that of Marci Bachmann, a runaway who was murdered and remained unidentified for more than 20 years.

ITunes U on KDAF
On Dec. 9, KDAF-TV, “The 33,” ran a story on the Health Science Center’s iTunes U site on their 9 pm news show. The video clip features Lynley Dungan, director of Information Resources, TCOM students and Bruce Dubin, DO, JD, TCOM’s associate dean for academic affairs, commenting on the effectiveness and value of this tool in education. (To see the clip, search through the “Top Video” on the video player for “Lectures on iPod,” dated 12/9.)

DO/MD study group in the Star-Telegram
In a front-page article, the  Star-Telegram reported on the possibility of UNT Health Science Center adding an MD to its degree offerings. The article includes quotes from Scott Ransom, DO, MBA, MPH, UNTHSC president, and other leaders in osteopathic medicine. Columnist Bud Kennedy also  voiced his opinion on the matter, and the story appeared in blogs on and

Dr. Brenner on the economy and health
Harvey Brenner, PhD, professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, commented in a New York Times story on the effect of lost jobs on healthcare.  A lost job means lost health insurance for the employee and his or her family. The story also appeared on,,,, Free Internet Press and a blog called Donklephant.


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