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UNT Health Science Center Appoints Eight New Faculty Members
Date:11/21/2007

Researchers, professors bring international body of knowledge to Texas research center in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Texas Health Science Center [http://hsc.unt.edu], Fort Worth's medical school and more, recently added several new members to its faculty to build upon strengths in cancer research, health disparities and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Anuja Ghorpade has joined the Health Science Center as a researcher for the Health Institutes of Texas (HIT), a member of the Texas Center for Health Disparities, vice chair and professor of cell biology and genetics, and director of the Brain Bank which will study the effects of AIDS and Alzheimer's disease on the brain. She received a doctorate from the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi, India; a Master of Science degree in biotechnology from Maharaja Sayajirav University of Baroda in Gujarat, India; and a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from University of Bombay in Mumbai, India.

Shrawan Kumar has been added as a researcher for HIT, professor of manipulative medicine and director of research in the Physical Medicine Institute (PMI). The mission of PMI is to promote research, education and clinical practice in the prevention, diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal disease. Kumar received a doctorate in human biology and an honorary doctorate in sciences in recognition of his lifetime work from University of Surrey in Guildford, U.K., and a post-doctoral research fellowship in engineering sciences from University of Dublin, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Rita Patterson has been added as a researcher for HIT, professor of manipulative medicine, and as director of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Physical Medicine Core Research Facility. Patterson earned a doctorate in biomedical sciences from the University of T
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