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September 5, 2008
UNT HSC Logo Campus Connection Newletter Title. People. Plans. Progress. Kyle Jackson
UNTHSC President Scott Ransom
UNTHSC shatters records in 2008
By President Scott Ransom

It’s been a great year!  First of all, I’d like to say thanks again to the entire Health Science Center family for your hard work and dedication over the past year.  Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today.  And thank you all for taking part in Employee Appreciation Day last week.  We all had a great time. (Click here for photos)

Michael Phelps wasn’t the only one breaking records in 2008. We’ve come a long way and I am extremely excited about the organizational records we’ve set in just the past several years.

Click on headline for a look at what we’ve accomplished.

Kyle Jackson

"When you put on that white coat, reality sets in and you feel the results of all of those years of hard work."

Kyle Jackson,TCOM '11

Read more about the White Coat ceremony



Thomas Yorio, PhD

Dr. Yorio named Provost
Thomas Yorio, PhD, executive vice president for Academic Affairs and Research, has been named provost of the UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Yorio will serve as chief academic officer for the Health Science Center and will provide overall direction for all academic programs and research.

As provost, Dr. Yorio will also promote the coordination of schools, key programs and initiatives across campus and will foster effective communication to ensure that academic and research initiatives fully support the Health Science Center’s strategic plan.

Since joining the Health Science Center in 1977, Dr. Yorio has held several positions including professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, founding dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and interim dean of the School of Public Health. UNTHSC end logo


School of Public Health seal

New faculty join SPH
Six new faculty members joined the School of Public Health this summer to support its growing programs and research. Among the additions are four senior members who will serve in administrative and teaching roles. Along with experience, the new faculty members bring strong existing research that will support the Health Science Center’s research areas, especially with regard to the reduction of health disparities among minority groups.

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Hispanic Business Magazine

TCOM named top school for Hispanic students
For the third time in four years, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) has been named a top medical school for Hispanic students by Hispanic Business Magazine. TCOM ranked 12th out of the 155 MD and DO schools in the nation. The magazine ranks medical schools annually based on the quality of its academic programs, its commitment to diversity and the success of its graduates. To see the list, visit the Hispanic Business Magazine online. UNTHSC end logo





Parking FAQs
Parking on campus has been a hot topic lately.  In fact, Dr. Ransom received several questions about parking prior to last week’s Town Hall meetings and addressed the issue with staff and faculty.  If you missed the Town Halls, here are some frequently asked questions and answers about parking on campus.

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  News Briefs     HR Update

  • Reminder: White Coat next week
  • Code of ethics training now online
  • Chalk and Talk seminar features Dr. Uht
  • Registration open for 2008 DO Dash
  • UNTHSC logo wear available online
  • Patient education seminar on diabetes next week


  • New Background Check procedure

  Kudos     In the News

  • Licciardone named associate dean
  • Schranz elected president of Faculty Senate
  • New Health Promotions Committee members
  • New Employee Benefits Action Committee members
  • TCOM students earn scholarships


  • President presents Five Year Strategy
  • Brenner quoted in Newsweek
  • Cowtown/Health Science Center partnership
  • Business Press examines physician stress
  • TECH Fort Worth featured by NBIA

  Useful Links   Employee Appreciation Day

  • Save the Date
  • Employee Appreciation Day photos
  • Sign up for Campus Connection
  • View Past Issues
  • Contact us

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OMCT demolition webcam - EAD
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OMCT demolition webcam - PCC

  Big Winner!
Denise Armstrong spun and won at the 2nd Annual Employee Appreciation Day on August 27.

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