April 20, 2007
  In The News


From the Fort Worth Business Press

In March, Gov. Rick Perry announced more than $13 million in awards to six emerging technology companies and universities. Three were in North Texas, including the grant to establish a Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technology at our Health Science Center. The Center – established by Ignacy Gryczynski, PhD, professor of cell biology and genetics, and Karol Gryczynski, PhD, professor of molecular biology and immunology – and the $2.27 million Texas Emerging Technology Fund grant given to the Health Science Center for the project, were featured in the April 16 edition. The article explained what fluorescence is and applications of the technology being researched by the brothers.
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UNT Health’s Kathleen Crowley, MD, was mentioned in the April 9 edition of the Fort Worth Business Press’ News Briefs section. The brief, about the Kupferle Health Board’s Puttin’ on the Pink annual fundraiser for breast cancer research, said that a highlight of the year’s event was the presentation of the 2007 Doris Kupferle Altruism Award to Dr. Crowley.
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The School of Public Health’s Mary Luna Hollen, PhD, and her work with Fort Worth’s promotora program was mentioned in the April 2 edition. Certified by the state in 2005, the city’s public health department is one of 10 certified promotora training sites in Texas. During the past year, more than 40 community health workers were trained by the staff, and more promotoras are expected to join the estimated 200 in the Fort Worth-Dallas area. The department’s outreach division is helping recent promotora program graduates network with the Health Science Center’s Promotor Alliance program, which was started in 2001 by Dr. Hollen, who was quoted in the article saying, “This is a sign of sustainability, building capacity and the creation of healthier communities.” Read the article.

From the Star-Telegram

Our Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s sixth appearance in U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 medical schools in primary care and our Physician Assistant Studies Program’s listing in the top 50 PA programs were highlighted in the April 7 Area Briefs column. Read the article.





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