June 19, 2009

Michelle West, assistant director of major gifts in Institutional Advancement, and Christine Moranetz, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, were both appointed to the next class of Leadership Fort Worth – a 10-month leadership-training program that broadens awareness of  community issues while enhancing leadership skills and promoting networking. They join a list of dozens of other Health Science Center faculty and staff members who have completed the Leadership Fort Worth program.

SPH student’s system used during H1N1 outbreak
A School Health Surveillance System created by Tabatha Powell, MPH, SPH doctoral student, in partnership with the Southwest Center for Advanced Public Health, will be featured in a story on the Web site for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). CIDRAP is an expert in infectious disease and surveillance research.  The new system is a Web-based portal that improves communications between public health and area public schools, especially during an infectious disease outbreak. It was put to work during the recent H1N1 (Swine) flu outbreak. Powell also is working on a guidance document that other health departments can use as a resource for developing individual school health surveillance systems.

TCOM alumnus is IOMA’s physician of the year
The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA) has named Dane Johnson, DO (TCOM ’80), its physician of the year.  IOMA presents this award to member osteopathic physicians who exhibit notable commitment to their profession, patients and colleagues.  Johnson is a surgeon in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, and provides service to four rural hospitals.

Submit notable achievements to news@hsc.unt.edu.

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