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News december/january Alumni “Jock Doc” rocks hot sports spots N o doubt about it: hanging with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Ashton Eaton in exotic locales like Istanbul and Barcelona is pretty cool. Hanging out with Olympic decathlon champ Ashton Easton Advice to Stephen Saenz (TCOM ’17) from proud pop Paul: “Maintain a healthy lifestyle and continue exercising. You have to find time for your mind to relax while burning that study candle at both ends.” “I really have to pinch myself,” laughs Paul Saenz, DO (TCOM ’86). He went on the road with America’s elite athletes in 2012 as part of the medical staff for two prestigious teams: USA Track and Field at the World Indoor Championships and U.S. Olympic Basketball. Dr. Saenz also is in his 16th season as team physician with the San Antonio Spurs. “Last year, we were just 5.2 seconds away from our fifth NBA championship,” he sighs. “At this high stage of professional sports, the past couple of years have been gratifying, and we’re all glad there were no serious injuries on either side. But winning would have been very cool.” Special IN THIS ISSUE  School News TCOM: Teaming up with the Spurs  Health Professions: Students on the Move  GSBS: Clint Black performs at Bass Hall  Public Health: Mosaic   Save  Class the Date Notes  Student Scholarships  Newsletter Survey 2012 U.S. Olympic Basketball team at Barcelona’s National Palace (Saenz is on bottom row, second from left)

UNT Health Science Center Alumni Newsletter - December 2013 / January 2014

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