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UNT Health sports 10 SuperDocs
More than 40,000 medical professionals across Texas were asked to nominate doctors based on the question: If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose? The list appeared in the December 2010 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Candidates were evaluated on peer recognition, professional status and disciplinary history. The following UNT Health physician faculty were named:
Paul Bowman, MD, professor of Pediatrics
Kathleen Crowley, MD, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gary Etter, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
John Fling, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics
David Lichtman, MD, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Arvind Nana, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Alan Podawiltz, DO, assistant professor and chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
A. Scott Winter, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Martin Weiss, DO, assistant professor of Internal Medicine
Russell Wagner, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Appreciation Day – April 1
President's Invitational Golf Tournament - April 5
North Texas Health Forum – April 7 - 8
Neurobiology of Aging Symposium - April 15
Health Disparities Conference – June 16-17


UNT Health at Alliance opens
UNT Health's new primary care and women's health physician practice office in far north Fort Worth opened January 6. Christopher Stevens, MD, board-certified OB/Gyn, six certified nurse midwives and Jaremy James, DO, internal medicine, are now seeing patients at 12650 North Beach Street in the Saratoga Marketplace. To better meet patients' increasing health-care needs, extended hours and proven health-care delivery models, including group medical visits, are planned. UNT Health at Alliance has 15 exam rooms and two procedure rooms. Additional medical specialties will be available, and most major insurance plans are accepted. Call 817-735-DOCS for an appointment or visit unthealth.org.

The Cowtown Sponsor
UNT Health Science Center is once again proud to sponsor The Cowtown, now a two-day series of six races, this year on Feb. 26 and 27. The event, founded by the Health Science Center in 1979, moves to the Will Rogers Memorial Center this year to accommodate its growth to over 23,000 runners. The Health Science Center will be an exhibitor in the Health and Fitness Expo Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26, in the Amon Carter Exhibits Hall. UNT Health will sponsor a health fair from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, in the medical tent at Will Rogers Coliseum.

Yurvati named Healthcare Hero
Dr. Albert Olivencia-Yurvati, Chair of Surgery and 1986 graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, was named a 2011 Healthcare Hero by the Fort Worth Business Press.  Yurvati also serves as the medical officer for The Cowtown Marathon and races coming up next month.

DNA lab in Canadian news
Canadian Television's W5 News recently investigated the need for a national DNA database in Canada. Sue Sgambati, CTV's crime specialist, interviewed the Health Science Center's Bruce Budowle, professor of Forensic and Investigative Genetics, about the missing persons "mass disaster." At any one time, 7,000 people in Canada are missing and approximately 600 unidentified human remains lie in morgues and cemeteries. The hour-long segment aired Saturday, Nov. 20. View the four-part special.

SACS reaffirms UNTHSC accreditation
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges notified the UNT Health Science Center that its board has formally reaffirmed the Health Science Center's accreditation. The news follows extensive work by Health Science Center faculty and staff that included a site visit in March 2010. During that visit, the SACS team praised the university for its dedication to student success, Quality Enhancement Plan and dedication to institutional goals. The next reaffirmation review will be in 2020.


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