Highlights - News and notes from the office of the President

Upcoming Events
White Coat Ceremony - New DO and PA students will be officially welcomed into the medical professions at the traditional UNT Health Science Center White Coat Ceremony on July 24.

Medical Education and Training Building Dedication
- The new building will be dedicated during the Aug. 19-20 UNT System Board of Regents meeting on campus.

To Your Health Gala
- "White Coat. Black Tie." is the theme for the annual gala on Oct. 23. This year's event celebrates the Health Science Center's 40th anniversary and raises money for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

TMA honors TCOM student
Maryam Shambayati (TCOM '12) recently was named Student of the Year by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Medical Student Section. The recipient of this award is chosen each year by the TMA Medical Student Section Council after students from medical schools in Texas submit nominations.

Get the latest North Texas Health & Science magazine
The Spring 2010 issue of North Texas Health & Science magazine featuring our UNT Health physician's group and a special report on the Health Science Center's progress over the past three years is out now. If you receive the magazine by mail, you should see it soon. To request a copy, e-mail news@unthsc.edu.

 

Another Best in Texas!
The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked 55th in the nation and highest among Texas medical schools in a new study of U.S. medical schools' "social mission" to train physicians to care for the nation's population. The study, which appears in this month's Annals of Internal Medicine, assesses the social mission of each medical school by measuring three factors: minority graduates, graduates practicing primary care and graduates practicing in medically underserved areas. These findings are consistent with those of the US News & World Report rankings that showed the UNT Health Science Center to be the best in Texas for Primary Care, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Rural Medicine.

Outreach to the next generation
This summer, students from around Fort Worth and across the country are visiting campus to learn about the health sciences as part of several educational outreach programs. Recently, 5th-graders from Fort Worth's Maude Logan Elementary School attended a "Mini-Med School" sponsored by the Pediatrics Club. We are hosting 8th-graders from Fort Worth schools in the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Prep Summer Camp. Other Fort Worth Independent School District students went to work in offices and clinics across the campus last week as part of the district's Vital Link program. High school students from the Prairie Area Health Education Center participated in a summer camp designed to encourage students to enter health-related careers. Undergraduate college students from across the country are conducting research in our labs as part of our Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART) and McNair Scholars programs. In addition, four students from our partner institution, Morehouse University, have joined our Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Summer Research Internship Program as part of a Department of Defense grant for prostate cancer research.

Three new members join our Board of Visitors
Richard Vincent, MBA, president and chief executive of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations; Paul Saenz, DO ('86), founder and partner in Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio and team physician for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs; and Barry Silbaugh, MD, MS, CEO of the American College of Physician Executives; are the newest members of our Board of Visitors. The board is an advisory group made up of members with diverse expertise from across the country.

Two from UNTHSC named to Fort Worth's "40 Under 40"
Jennifer Trevino, MBA, chief of staff in the Office of the President; and Elizabeth Trevino Dawson, DrPH ('05 ), MPH ('02), assistant dean of the School of Public Health; were recognized in the "40 Under 40" Class of 2010 by the Fort Worth Business Press. They were honored at an awards dinner on May 27 at the Fort Worth Club.

Budowle named Health Care Hero
Bruce Budowle, PhD, director of the Institute of Investigative Genetics and vice chair of the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics, has been named a Health Care Hero by the Dallas Business Journal.

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