September 7, 2007

Department of Family Medicine faculty and research fellows
… had six articles published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association – the osteopathic medical profession’s primary journal. The issue focuses on the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine.

Faculty and research fellows who contributed:
Dr. Roberto Cardarelli, TCOM Class of 2001
Dr. Damon Schranz, TCOM Class of 1998
Dr. Richard Virgilio, GSBS Class of 2005
Dr. Elizabeth Palmarozzi, TCOM Class of 1984
Dr. Brent Sanderlin, TCOM Class of 1996
Ana Luz Chiapa, SPH Class of 2007
Margaret Seater, TCOM Class of 2008
Joseph Oberdorfer, TCOM Class of 2008
Nashila Abdul Rahim, TCOM Class of 2008
Michael Dunn, TCOM Class of 2009

Schunder award winners

Adam Norwood, TCOM Class of 2010
Taylor Strange, TCOM Class of 2010
… were awarded the Mary L. Schunder Award for outstanding first-year medical students in the disciplines of anatomy and cell biology. The award, which was first given in 1995, is named for Dr. Mary Schunder, a member of TCOM’s original faculty and founding chair of the Department of Anatomy.

Dr. Bruch Gilfillan

Dr. Bruce Gilfillan, associate professor of pediatrics
… was honored at a retirement reception for his 31 years of service in TCOM’s Department of Pediatrics.

Eric South, TCOM Class of 2009
Heather Brandfellner, TCOM Class of 2009
Adam Norwood, TCOM Class of 2010
… were awarded the Welch Scholars Grants for 2007 from the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Committee on Educational Grants. The award is given for academic achievements and commitment to osteopathic medicine.

Robert Wright, associate director of Biomedical Communications
… was elected president of the Association of Biomedical Communications Directors.  His two-year term will start in 2008.

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty
… were praised for their commitment and hard work by TCOM Dean Marc B. Hahn at a reception in celebration of TCOM students’ excellent performance on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination. Dr. Bruce Dubin, associate dean for medical education, also received special recognition for being named Medical Educator of the Year by the American Osteopathic Foundation.

Jean Tips, Marketing & Communications
… is now vice president of marketing & communications. Her promotion from assistant vice president was approved by the UNT System Board of Regents last month. Congratulations!


Submit notable achievements to

Campus Connection
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard | EAD 806 | Fort Worth TX | 76107-2699