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September 19, 2008
UNT HSC Logo Campus Connection Newletter Title. People. Plans. Progress. Susan Smith

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UNTHSC helps Hurricane Ike evacuees

In the early hours of Sept. 13, Hurricane Ike rumbled through Galveston, the Bolivar Peninsula and on through Houston, Texas, leaving destruction in its wake.  Thankfully, most residents evacuated before the hurricane hit, fleeing to shelters across Texas, including several in Tarrant and Dallas counties.

UNTHSC doctors, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants and even students were ready to help by treating, testing and caring for evacuees in shelters across the Metroplex.

In addition, the employees of UNTHSC have contributed $5,000 to the Tarrant Area Food Bank whose supply of food has been severely strained by the recent disasters. The contribution was made through the UNTHSC Fund for Excellence, to which employees contribute through the annual Campus Pride Campaign.

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Susan Smith

“During Campus Pride we're asking you to give what you feel is right; give what you can to support UNTHSC's people and programs. Every gift counts!”

Susan Smith
Institutional Advancement




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Can you dig it?
2008 Campus Pride Campaign

Help UNTHSC break new ground by donating to the 2008 Campus Pride Annual Giving Campaign, which supports UNTHSC’s Master Plan to expand our campus, enhance our capabilities and support the community. The 2008 campaign runs Oct. 1-31, and every employee is encouraged to give what he or she can.

Last year, 70 percent of employees contributed to the Campus Pride Campaign. That generosity helped fund important UNTHSC initiatives, including community relief, research in cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, student scholarships and the demolition of the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.

The new campaign will kick off with events for faculty and staff:

  • Sept. 30 at UNT Health offices on May Street and in Everett Hall for the evening shift
  • Oct. 3 at Alumni Plaza and the Patient Care Center

Click here for a printable schedule to post in your department.

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TCOM grads do it again: Highest scores in U.S. on board exams
The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) Class of 2008 scored the best in the nation on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Level 2 for the second consecutive year. The class had a 100 percent pass rate on the exam. In June, the TCOM Class of 2009's COMLEX 1 performance was also the top in the nation.

All states require medical students to pass a licensing exam before they receive licenses to practice medicine. The MD equivalent is the United States Medical License Examination (USMLE).UNTHSC end logo



Glenn H. Dillon, PhD

Dillon named VP of Research
Glenn H. Dillon, PhD, has been named vice president of research at UNTHSC. In this new position, Dr. Dillon will facilitate and oversee all aspects of research conducted at UNTHSC. He will help formulate the institution's strategic plan for research and work to enhance research collaborations.

Dr. Dillon joined UNTHSC in 1994 and has served in many capacities, most recently as associate vice president for research.  A professor of pharmacology and neuroscience, Dr. Dillon will continue to teach, mentor graduate students and direct a research lab.   

A graduate of Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical science, he earned his master's and doctorate degrees in physiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also completed post-doctoral studies at the Upjohn Company (now Pfizer). Dillon and his wife Dawn reside in Weatherford. Their older son, Luke, is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma, and their younger son, Ben, is a senior at Weatherford High School. UNTHSC end logo

  News Briefs     HR Update

  • Gala celebrates 15 years of GSBS
  • New guidelines for obituaries and flag protocol
  • Earn CME credits at women’s health symposium
  • Distinguished Speaker to discuss ethnic
    disparities in birth outcomes

  • DNA Lab earns three new grants
  • UNTHSC spreads the word with radio ads


  • Reminder: Complete staff evaluations by Sept. 30

  Kudos     In the News

  • Gamber awarded Gallehugh Award
  • Lykens elected vice chair of Faculty Senate
  • Simpkins named to AGE board
  • Sanders and Carderelli named associate professors
  • Vishwanatha featured by DOD
  • Hodge honored for research
  • Blanck named to USUSH Board of Regents


  • Ransom begins monthly column in Business Press
Yorio named provost
  • TCOM tops nation on COMLEX 2
  • 9/11 scientist helps Chilean families find closure

  • The heart is the matter

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  White Coat Ceremony
The 2008 White Coat Ceremony was Sept. 12. Check out a few photos from the event.

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