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November 7, 2008
UNT HSC Logo Campus Connection Newletter Title. People. Plans. Progress. Debbie Gregory

TCOM leadership changes
A message from President Scott Ransom

As part of our five-year strategic plan for continued growth and excellence, I am announcing several organizational changes and administrative appointments within the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM).

Alan Podawiltz, DO, MS, has been appointed to serve as acting dean. Dr. Podawiltz will take over the responsibilities of Marc Hahn, DO, TCOM dean and senior vice president of health affairs, who has stepped down effective November 5.

We thank Dr. Hahn for his dedicated service to TCOM and for building the school’s national reputation as a leader in primary care education.  

A committee will be formed shortly under the leadership of Provost Thomas Yorio, PhD, to conduct a national search for the dean’s position.

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Debbie Gregory

"The Compliance Program at the Health Science Center is committed to fairness, honesty, responsibility, ethical behavior and good stewardship."

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Debbie Gregory
Compliance Assistant
Institutional Compliance


Campus pride participants

Campus Pride Campaign a huge success!
More Health Science Center employees than ever before participated in the 2008 Campus Pride Employee Annual Giving Campaign. A total of 82 percent of faculty and staff donated $202,366 to the UNTHSC Foundation and the State Employee Charitable Campaign this year, shattering the participation goal of 70 percent. The money raised for the UNTHSC Foundation will support our educational, clinical, community engagement, research and academic initiatives. The outstanding participation rate during the campaign means that the Health Science Center is now among the top 10th percentile in the nation for employee giving at institutions of higher education.

The grand-prize drawing for the trip to Cancun will be Nov. 13. Watch Daily News for the results! Thanks to everyone who made a donation and supported the campaign; the campus has once again demonstrated its generosity and strong pride.
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UNTHSC announces new appointments

  • Renee Drabier, PhD, has been named vice president for Information Resources and Technology.
  • Thomas Moorman, EdD, has been promoted to vice president of Student Affairs.
  • Abbot Clark, PhD, has been named director of the North Texas Eye Research Institute.


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Department Spotlight: Office of Institutional Compliance
Conduct at the Health Science Center is guided by many statutes, regulations and policies, as well as culture of integrity and ethics. While every employee and student is expected to “do the right thing” and follow ethical standards, the Office of Institutional Compliance is responsible for overseeing ethical conduct at the Health Science Center. The Compliance Program ensures that faculty, staff and students adhere to all statutory requirements and the highest level of ethical behavior in conducting their business, research, education and service activities.

Office representatives respond to and report suspected violations of ethical behavior and/or statutory requirements, and enhance awareness of the Health Science Center’s expectation of ethical behavior through annual code-of-ethics training.

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  News Briefs     In the News

  • Governor orders travel freeze
Chalk and Talk features School of Public Health
  • Calling all artists: Employee Art Show coming soon


  • Dr. Brenner quoted in New York Times
  • Dr. Hahn on pain management
  • TCOM student Kelly Grabbe on Sirius Radio
  • Dr. Ransom’s latest column in the Business Press

  Kudos     2008 To Your Health Gala

  • Jowitt gives commencement speech
  • Patient Satisfaction Survey honors
  • Brinegar honored by Easter Seals
  • Faculty kudos


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