UNTHSC’s New Dean of Pharmacy is Looking to Innovate

Suresh Madhavan will be the new Dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy, and hopes to bring innovation to the role of pharmacist for students in North Texas. Arriving in the U.S. while looking for a sense of adventure, he earned his PhD from Purdue University and became a professor at West Virginia University. Madhavan thrives on mentoring young scholars, and established the nationally known PhD program in Services and Outcomes Research while at West Virginia. He has been the Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy at WVU since 1994. Madhavan worked with the… Full Story

TCOM’s New Dean is a Familiar Face

Dr. Frank Filipetto will be the next Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNT Health Science Center. Filipetto has worked at UNTHSC since 2011 and has been in the role for 18 months on an interim basis. The new Dean would like to bring a new angle to the medical knowledge for TCOM students. In addition to focusing on science and clinical care, he wants students to graduate with a better understanding of the economics of healthcare, leadership, and entrepreneurship. He also wants to teach physicians to care for their own wellness and avoid burnout. “It’s not just… Full Story

UNT Health Science Center Hires a New Health Professions School Dean

J. Glenn Forister will be the new Dean of the UNTHSC School of Health Professions starting next month. He previously served as Associate Professor and Division Head of Physician Assistant Education in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Forister hopes to have the School of Health Professions, which is home to the Department of Physical Therapy, the Physician Assistant Studies Program, and Lifestyle Health Program, collaborate with other schools and programs. “I have always worked on teams, and the idea of creating a sustainable people culture and transforming the Health Science Center into a destination workplace is… Full Story

TCOM Recognized for Family Practice Prowess

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians recognized UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for the schools contributions to reducing the state’s shortage of primary care physicians. TCOM was the only school in Texas to send at least 25 percent of its 2018 class to practice family medicine, and has received the honor for the 20th time, according to UNTHSC.  The Association of American Medical Colleges released a study that put Texas 47th out of 50 states for its number of primary care physicians. “Our program’s achievement in family medicine demonstrates its great value to Fort Worth, North… Full Story

UNTHSC’s New Dean for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has hired Michael Mathis away from LSU, where he was Head at the School for Veterinary Medicine. He will be the new Dean for the Biomedical Sciences graduate school. “A medical school and a vet school are really very similar,” Mathis said via release. “They both have clinical departments, basic sciences that support biomedical research and teaching, as well as graduate and professional students.” Mathis will help lead both the biomedical sciences faculty, who receive nearly $30 million in research funding each year, and the 90 Ph.D. candidates and 240 master’s candidates in… Full Story

Forensic Scientist Who Helped Identify Victims of Sept. 11 and Katrina Passes Away

Forensic genetics pioneer Arthur Eisenberg, who helped thousands of families identify missing loved ones, died last Thursday. He was 62. Eisenberg helped found UNTHSC’s Center for Human Identification and their graduate program for forensic genetics, where he worked from 1989 until his retirement in 2017.  He helped mentor forensic scientists who went on to solve cases for state and federal law enforcement agencies. He also assisted in identifying victims of serial killers, mass graves in Chile, Hurricane Katrina, and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “It wasn’t the science that was driving Art. It was the knowledge that he was making a… Full Story

The Election is (Mostly) Decided – How It Impacts Healthcare in North Texas

It’s been a week since the election, and many may be wondering how the results will change the healthcare industry, if at all. Clearly top of mind for many, a Deloitte study said that 26 percent of voters said healthcare was their top issue and three out of four voters who responded that way voted for Democrats. We touched base with John McCracken, clinical professor of healthcare management at The University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management and adjunct professor of family and community medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Thaddeus Miller, associate professor in the University of… Full Story

Here Are The Finalists For D CEO’s 2018 Excellence In Healthcare Awards

D CEO magazine and D CEO Healthcare online have the privilege of recognizing outstanding healthcare CEOs, physicians, and leaders with its fifth annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards program. Healthcare innovation, costs, and policy continue to guide the national discussion, and we hope that highlighting these nominees will encourage the industry and move it forward. We look back on the last year in North Texas healthcare with anticipation for what is next in one of the largest sectors of the local economy.  Finalists will be recognized in the December issue of D CEO and at an exclusive event on November 29,… Full Story

UNT Health Science Center Names A Provost

The UNT Health Science Center has named a new provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, promoting the dean of the system’s college of pharmacy to the position. Dr. Charles Taylor will take on the role starting Aug. 1. He will serve as the chief academic officer and oversee and align budgetary policies and priorities. Prior Provost Thomas Yorio stepped down in 2016 following 40 years with UNTHSC. Claire Peel, vice provost of academic research and dean of the school of health professions, has been serving as the interim provost since then. Taylor has packed a lot into his… Full Story

Texas Loses Precious Residency Spots As UNTHSC-affiliated Program Shutters

A residency program associated with the UNT Health Science Center has closed its doors. The Wichita Falls Family Medicine Residency Program officially shut down at the end of June. According to a UNTHSC spokesperson, the program’s sponsor—North Central Texas Medical Foundation—made the decision. A story from the Wichita Falls Times Record News details the steps that led to it; the trouble started when NCTMF and the Community Healthcare Center, which was managing the program, cut ties. The dagger came when Wichita Falls-based United Regional Health Care System pulled its support. Without the backing of a teaching hospital, a committee of the… Full Story