UNT Health Science Center names new chair of Internal Medicine
Darrin C. D’Agostino, DO, MPH, has been named the chairman for the Department of Internal Medicine. He will join the Health Science Center on Sept. 15 and will see patients in general internal medicine at the Patient Care Center on campus. Dr. D’Agostino also will be a member of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty.
Dr. D’Agostino received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, his Master of Public Health from the University of Connecticut, and his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Union College. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.
He comes to the Health Science Center from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he served as director of osteopathic medical education and associate professor of clinical medicine; assistant director of medicine, Hartford Hospital; and program director of the osteopathic internal medicine residency program, among other positions.
UNTHSC launches iTunes U site
Our new iTunes U site makes UNT Health Science Center digital content – including videos of presentations, educational material, and PACE material – available through the iTunes store. Anyone can access iTunes U… you just need Apple’s free iTunes software and a computer (Mac or PC) with an internet connection. Once you download the material you can view it any time from your computer, or with an iPod or iPhone digital media device. Log on to iTunes U through the UNTHSC Web site at www.hsc.unt.edu/itunesu. The site will soon be linked through the main iTunes U site on iTunes and the front page of the UNTHSC Web site.
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Violence drill will test disaster planning
On Aug. 14, the UNTHSC Safety Office will lead a drill that will simulate violence on campus to test the Health Science Center’s planning, communications and response to such an incident. The drill will involve many departments across campus and will exercise many resources. The drill won’t interrupt classes or patient care.
Remember, it’s only a drill. No real violence is planned, nor will toy or fake guns or other weapons be used. Peace officers have been instructed not to draw their weapons. For more information on the drill and emergency preparedness at UNTHSC, visit the Safety Office Web site. All UNTHSC’s safety policies and additional material can be found there.
Drills are an integral part of preparation for dealing with various disasters and crises. Your participation is important.
Got a question for President Ransom?
Ask him at the next Town Hall meeting.
As always, Dr. Ransom will open the floor to questions from faculty, staff and students. But now you can also submit your question or topic to email@example.com and we’ll pass it along—anonymously if you’d like—to the President’s Office. We can’t guarantee that Dr. Ransom will address every e-mailed question during the Town Hall meeting, but he’ll do his best to respond. The next Town Hall meetings are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25, 4 - 5 pm, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 - 8 am. Both meetings will be in Luibel Hall.
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