October 05, 2007
Blair Chappell

Blair Chappell, physician recruiting coordinator for UNT Health
… donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children with medical hair loss. Blair has been growing her hair for years… she said she hadn’t had a “major haircut” since 2000.


Dr. Thomas Dayberry, TCOM Class of ’97, assistant professor of family and community medicine
… was awarded the Clyde Gallehugh, DO, Memorial Award for 2007 at the faculty assembly last month. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding participation as a clinical science faculty member in the teaching of basic sciences.


Dr. Marc Hahn, dean of TCOM
… was named to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Frew Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of health professionals from across the state who will advise the Health and Human Services Commission on how to make it easier for children with Medicaid coverage to get medical and dental checkups.


Hank Lemke, MMS, PA-C, director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program
… was appointed as a commissioner on the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant Education. His term will start in 2008 and will last for three years.


Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson, director of contract operations and business development for UNT Health
… is the winner of the ITS Survey iPod drawing. Stephen is now the owner of his very own iPod Shuffle, and all he had to do was fill out a survey. Stephen says if he can keep the iPod away from his daughter long enough, he’ll download and enjoy his favorite mind-soothing, heavy-progressive instrumental jazz fusion music of Alan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.



Cherice Roth, student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
… was selected to participate in the Minority Trainee Research Forum in Aventura, Florida, where she presented her research on prostate cancer. The forum was attended by students from across the country as well as representatives from Merck, the National Institutes of Health and Johnson and Johnson. Roth was selected based on the merit of her research and its potential significance in the field of prostate cancer.


Dr. Jim Walton, TCOM Class of 1982, and his wife, Dr. Rhonda Walton
… are recipients of the 2007 Hazel E. Brown Outstanding Community Partner Award from the Central Dallas Ministries. Dr. Jim Walton is the chief health equity officer for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas and a volunteer physician for Central Dallas Ministries’ Community Health Services and Project Access Dallas. Dr. Rhonda Walton is a pediatrician at Baylor Family Medical Center at Ellis County in Waxahachie.


The Physician Assistant Studies Program Accreditation Steering Committee
… prepared the materials and guided the re-accreditation process for the Physician Assistant Studies Program. The program earned the maximum seven-year term awarded by the Accreditation Review Commission for Education of the Physician Assistant.

Dr. Warren Anderson, senior vice president for academic affairs
Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C, director of the MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Washington
Michael Clark, PhD, PA-C, assistant professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Dr. Bruce Dubin, associate dean of TCOM
Dr. Jerry Friedman, assistant professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Hank Lemke, MMS, PA-C, director of the Physician Assistant Studies
Patti Pagels, MPAS, PA-C, assistant professor and clinical education coordinator for
A.J. Randolph, PA, associate registrar for TCOM
Linda Reed, EdD, PA, assistant professor and academic coordinator for Physician Assistant Studies


Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2007 and
TCOM faculty and staff

… saw their hard work pay off when the TCOM Class of 2007 performed best of all osteopathic medical schools in the nation on the Level 2-CE Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX). Congratulations!


Campus Pride Campaign Helpers
… Three cheers to all the folks who have made the start of this year’s Campus Pride campaign so energetic and positive. Let’s hear it for everyone who helped with the Campus Pride Campaign kick-off events!

Planning Committee
Amy Baker
Meagan Cross
Erika Jones
Lauren LaFleur
Shea Patterson Young
Sheila Roberts
Jennifer Trevino
Michelle West
Janet Zipperlen

Blair Chappell
Thomas Moorman
Susie Quintana
Randy Sachs

Stacy Campbell

Executive Staff Cheerleaders
Chris Kalish
Dr. Richard Kurz
Dr. Scott Ransom
Steve Russell
Dennis Shingleton
Dr. Thomas Yorio
Jean Tips
Greg Upp
Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha

Biomedical Communications
Laura Carter
Tina Downey
Tommy Hawkes
Tony Martinez
Rob Spurgeon

Tom Wilshire

Campus Police
Isidore “Al” Aldaronda
Gary Gailliard
CB Mays
Carol O'Shaughnessy

Community Engagement
Institutional Advancement
Marketing & Communications
Denise Armstrong
Sue Bulgin
Krista Gordon

Matt Havlik
Keith Overstreet
Tony Rousseau
Dona Smith
Jean Tips
Greg Upp
Shannon Vanderburg
Janet Zipperlen

Custodial Services &
Facilities Management
Stephen Barrett
Janet Brandenburg
Larry Clark
Terry Davidson
Kenny Dunn
Gloria Fuller

Brian Maziasz
Charles Miner

Walter Nettles
Mark Pugh
Sallie Spotanski



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