July 18, 2008
  News Briefs

DNA Conference
More than 140 law enforcement representatives from Alaska to Georgia attended the Center for Human Identification’s (CHID) three-day conference on DNA identification earlier this month.  The group learned how DNA can help solve missing person cases and heard from a mother who searching for her son about the valuable service that the CHID provides to families of missing persons.  A similar conference is scheduled in Baltimore in August.

Summer outreach students to present research
On Thursday, July 24, UNTHSC’s SMART (Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training), McNair Scholars, HBCU Undergraduate Collaborative Summer Training in Prostate Cancer, and STARS (Summer Training Among Research Scientists) summer program students will participate in a competitive poster session to highlight their research from this summer. The posters will be displayed in the Atrium from 8 to 11:30 am.  An awards luncheon, including guest speakers, will follow from 12:15 to 2:15 pm in Everett Hall. Monetary awards will be given to top students in each of the programs. For more information on the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ efforts to increase the number of under-represented students in the health professions, visit their Outreach Web site.

TCOM Orientation next week
TCOM Orientation is scheduled for July 21 - 25.  Approximately 180 DO and 44 PA students are expected to attend. The Atrium, Luibel, Everett and Beyer halls and EAD 506 will be used throughout the week for orientation. On Saturday, July 26, the Student Advocate Association (SAA) will hold a Family Day program for DO students’ family members to learn what it’s like to be a DO student’s spouse, child or parent. Family members can join SAA during Family Day. Orientation is a joint effort among a variety of departments, faculty, staff, student organizations and offices. Thanks to all of these offices for participating! If you have any questions about TCOM Orientation, contact Misty Smethers at ext. 5006.

Welcome Board of Visitors
The UNTHSC Board of Visitors is holding its first meeting on campus today and tomorrow.  The board is a national advisory group established to help support and advance UNTHSC’s mission and programs. Click here for a list of the members.

New North Texas Health & Science magazine
The new summer 2008 issue of North Texas Health & Science features the UNTHSC DNA Lab’s efforts to identify Pinochet coup victims in Chile, TCOM’s Eye for Detail program, TECH Fort Worth’s Acceleration Lab and the School of Public Health’s participation in the South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) program. You’ll also find the latest UNTHSC and UNT Health news and a message from Dr. Scott Ransom, UNTHSC president.

Copies of the magazine will be delivered to each department, and a limited number of copies is available in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Or, read it online.

Internal Medicine docs now seeing patients at Eagle Ranch
Internal Medicine specialists in gastroenterology and cardiology are now seeing patients at the Eagle Ranch Family Medicine Clinic in Northwest Tarrant County. Dr. Pavani Muddasani  sees gastroenterology patients on Wednesdays, and cardiologist Dr. Charles DeBarardinis sees patients on Thursdays.

The coordination between the Internal and Family Medicine departments allows patients to see a physician closer to their homes and helps maintain continuity of care. To make an appointment, contact the Call Center at (817)735-DOCS (3627) or the Eagle Ranch Specialty Line at (817)236-9845. Eagle Ranch Family Medicine, 7235 Boat Club Rd., will also conduct sports physicals for athletes on Monday, July 28, beginning at 5:30 pm. UNTHSC logo


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