July 17, 2009
  News Briefs

White Coat Ceremony is July 25
White Coat Ceremony is Saturday, July 25, from 2 to 4 pm at the Will Rogers Auditorium at 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth.

At the ceremony, the UNT Health Science Center will welcome 185 incoming Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students and 56 incoming Physician Assistant Studies students into the medical profession. Students will be “cloaked” in white coats symbolizing their careers in medicine. They will take an oath acknowledging their responsibilities and willingness to assume the obligations of their new professions.

Robert Early, president and CEO of JPS Health Network, will present the keynote address. At the event, Phillip Saperstein, DO, professor of Family Medicine, will receive the TCOM Founders’ Medal. Stanley Weiss, DO, UNT Health Science Center professor emeritus, will receive the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award.

For more information about the White Coat Ceremony, contact the Registrar’s Office at ext. 2201.

Mark your calendars: Employee Appreciation Day is August 26
The UNT Health Science Center will host its third annual Employee Appreciation Day on Aug. 26 to thank faculty and staff for their hard work throughout the year. Join your fellow employees at Alumni Plaza for hamburgers – with a vegetarian option — and snow cones provided by the Health Science Center. Look for more details and the day’s schedule in Daily News and Campus Connection.

Memories needed
Your help is needed for a new history book currently being prepared to celebrate next year’s 40th anniversary of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Health Science Center.  We are looking for the recollections of students, faculty, staff and alums for possible inclusion.  Please write up and forward your memories of events and personalities from your time at UNTHSC, as well as photographs, to Jean Tips in Marketing and Communications.

New North Texas Health & Science magazine
The Summer 2009 issue of the North Texas Health & Science magazine profiles the School of Public Health and features the donors of the largest ever single gift to the Health Science Center.  The quarterly magazine is available in magazine racks located around campus.  You can also read it online here or request a copy at news@hsc.unt.edu.

Next Chalk and Talk on collaborative research efforts
The next Chalk and Talk Seminar is Aug. 4 from 5 to 6:30 pm at CBH 557. Thomas Yorio, PhD, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Glenn Dillon, PhD, vice president of Research, will discuss improving collaborative efforts among UNTHSC institutes and departments through shared facilities and administrative costs. Their presentation will be followed by a wine social.  RSVP for Chalk and Talk to Rhonda Dennis in clinical trials. UNTHSC logo


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