UTHSCT names new associate VP for human resources and new director of academic administration

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has named Jesse Gomez its new associate vice president for human resources. In addition, Pierre Neuenschwander, Ph.D., has been named the new director of academic administration.

Mr. Gomez has more than 30 years of experience in the field of human resources. Sixteen of those years were spent at public higher education institutions.

Before joining the Health Science Center, he served as director of human resources at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Mr. Gomez has held human resource management positions at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Angelo State University, and the city of San Antonio.

He received his bachelor’s of business administration from St. Mary’s University and has done graduate work toward a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resource management.

Dr. Neuenschwander has been an associate professor of biochemistry at UTHSCT for the past 11 years. He has taught courses in the biotechnology graduate program for 10 years; he also served as associate director of the joint program between UTHSCT and Stephen F. Austin State University.

He joined UTHSCT in 2001 as a biomedical researcher focusing on blood coagulation. Dr. Neuenschwander’s research has been funded by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and several grants from the American Heart Association.

Dr. Neuenschwander has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UTHSCT is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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