December 7, 2007

Dr. Scott B. Ransom, UNTHSC president
… was conferred as a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) by its board of directors, an honor that is only given out once every few years. This distinction is given to physician executives who make “exemplary and enduring contributions to the knowledge and advancement of medical management.” A formal ceremony will be held in New York City in April.

Award banquet

Dr. Thomas Yorio, executive vice president of academic affairs and research

… was honored this week for his 15 years of service as founding dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at a luncheon hosted by the Graduate School.  Dr. Yorio and his wife, Elena, were also honored for providing scholarships for GSBS students.  The GSBS First-Year Student Scholarship was rededicated as the “Elena and Thomas Yorio Scholarship for First-Year Students.”

Dennis Shingleton, TCOM chief of staff
… was elected chairman of the Fort Worth City Plan Commission for the fifth straight year.  The commission approves subdivision plats and advises the city council on all matters relating to public improvements.

Dr. Karan Singh, chair and professor of biostatistics
… is the keynote speaker for this year’s International Congress on Modeling and Simulation at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dr. Singh’s address is titled “Statistical Methods for Analysis of Public Health Data.”

Dr. David E. Garza, TCOM Class of 1989, of Laredo
… contributed an article to the November issue of DOCTalk, a magazine that focuses on policy and politics of medicine. His article is a commentary on the thoughts of Dr. Michael DeBakey, renowned cardiovascular surgeon.

Dr. Marc Hahn, TCOM dean
… was also featured in the same issue of DOCTalk magazine. The interview with Dr. Hahn touches on topics including osteopathic medicine, separate certification exams for DOs and MDs, the physician workforce shortage and minorities in medicine.

Dr. Brian Gladue, director of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
… has been formally named as chair of the Health Science Center’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects. The IRB is responsible for protecting the welfare and rights of individuals who are subjects of any research conducted by Health Science Center faculty, staff or students.

Amy Baker, development coordinator in the Department of Institutional Advancement
… personally collected food donations at work to feed people in need in our community at Thanksgiving.  She collected enough food to provide dinner to two families during the holidays.

The Employee Benefit Action Committee
… donated $3,300 in gift cards to qualified Health Science Center employees to buy Thanksgiving turkeys.


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