March 20, 2009
  News Briefs


SPH hosts first Research Collaborative event
On Jan. 30, healthcare organizations from across the Metroplex met on campus for the School of Public Health’s (SPH) first regional Research Collaborative. Participants discussed their current research interests and activities, and explored possible research collaborations.

For continuing updates on the Research Collaborative and a list of participating organizations, click on the Ongoing Research link on the SPH Web page.

Research Office plans Chalk and Talk on stimulus package
The Office of Research will host a Chalk and Talk seminar and social on the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on Wednesday, March 25, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in EAD 706. The ARRA, also known as the stimulus package, includes $10.4 billion in healthcare funds to be used through September 2010. Please RSVP to Susan Contreras. For more information on Chalk and Talk and other events, visit the Research Office Web page.

TCOM seeks input on dean search
The TCOM Dean Search Committee is accepting nominations for the position from UNTHSC faculty, staff, and students.  Please send your nominations with your nominee’s contact information to If you have questions regarding the search, please contact committee co-chairs Dr. Scott Stoll or Dr. Richard Kurz.

Sponsorship opportunities still available for President’s Invitational
The annual President’s Invitational Tournament is April 7 at Ridglea Country Club. The golf tournament, organized by the Office of Institutional Advancement, supports the UNTHSC Foundation and raises critical funds to expand educational support at the Health Science Center. This year’s tournament is the first outside charity event to be played at Ridglea’s Championship Course (South course).

For more information or to help sponsor the tournament, visit the President’s Invitational Tournament Web page, or contact Susan Smith or Jen Pendell in Institutional Advancement.

Rep. Michael Burgess to speak at commencement
Commencement exercises for all UNT Health Science Center schools are scheduled for May 16 at 3 pm at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, of Lewisville, will give the commencement address. Before being elected to Congress in 2002, Rep. Burgess worked as a physician in Denton County for 21 years and served as chief of staff and chief of obstetrics at the Lewisville Medical Center. Rep. Burgess represents the 26th Congressional District of Texas, which includes most of Denton County and parts of Tarrant, Cooke and Dallas counties.

For more commencement details, visit the Office of the Registrar Web page.UNTHSC logo


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