June 5, 2009

Kathryn Cardarelli, PhD, MPH (SPH ’99), assistant professor of Epidemiology, and Brent Sorrells, associate director of entrepreneurship for TECH Fort Worth, were named to Fort Worth Business Press’ 2009 40 Under 40 list, featuring 40 Tarrant County business and community leaders under the age of 40. The list was included in the May 25  issue of the Business Press.

Abe Clark, PhD, professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy and Director of the North Texas Eye Research Institute, received the World Glaucoma Association’s 2008 Research Award for his glaucoma research.  Dr. Clark will receive the award at the World Glaucoma Congress in Boston next month.

Albert Yurvati, DO (TCOM ’86), was re-elected chairman of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS) at its mid-year meeting last month. The AOBS oversees the examination, board certification and Osteopathic Continuous Certification of all AOA-trained surgeons. The Board is composed of 15 members representing osteopathic surgeons in all surgical specialties. The board was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

Jennifer Treviño, MBA, chief of staff in the Office of the President, was featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Neeley Magazine, a publication of Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business.  The article highlights Trevino’s community involvement with the Fort Worth Chapter of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas and Leadership Fort Worth. Trevino earned her MBA from the Neeley School of Business in 2004.

John Schetz, PhD, associate professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, and Stephen Grant, PhD, associate professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology and Integrative Physiology, both completed TECH Fort Worth’s Breakthrough program, designed to help university faculty develop their intellectual property into commercial opportunities.

Jean Tips, vice president of Marketing and Communications, and Rob Spurgeon, instructional media specialist, won a Bronze Award in the 2009 Health and Science Communications Association Media Festivals for the last year’s Gala video featuring the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Tips and Spurgeon produced the video with the help of Carla Lee, director of graduate admissions and services.

Benjamin Cruz, School of Public Health student, was selected as one of 10 students in the country to earn the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section Student Research Award. He will present his research, “Seasonal Variation of Water Quality Indicators and their Association with Climate Factors in North Central Texas,” at the APHA meeting in Philadelphia in November. Also presenting at this meeting will be Katandria John, SPH student, who was  selected by SPH’s Delta Omega chapter to present a poster at the 2009 Delta Omega to participate in the poster session.

Bill Jones, director of Infrastructure and Security in Information Resources and Technology, recently was sworn in as Place 3 councilmember on the Azle City Council.  Jones was previously chair of Azle’s Park Board and a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments.


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