John Licciardone, DO, MS, ’82, a graduate of A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM), recently received the Regents Professor distinction from the University of North Texas’s (UNT) Board of Regents.
To be eligible for Regents Professor distinction, professors must be full-time and tenured with a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service to UNT. Additionally, they must have received a high level of national and international recognition for their contributions to their profession. Dr. Licciardone is the first professor from UNT’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) to receive this prestigious recognition in the college’s nearly 50-year history.
Dr. Licciordone has been with UNT for 32 years, demonstrating commitment to his students and innovation in his profession. He is the executive director of the Osteopathic Research Center and the driving force behind the formation of the PRECISION Pain Research Registry at UNT’s Health Science Center.
Dr. Licciardone’s work extends beyond TCOM. He has authored more than 100 articles, including extensive research in pain management, which have been featured in national and international medical journals. Currently, he holds the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research. Dr. Licciardone has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, receiving international recognition for his research contributions and advising on the regulation and safety of osteopathic medicine across the globe.
“I am honored to be the first recipient of a Regents professorship at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine,” Dr. Licciardone said. “Over the years, it has been most gratifying to teach courses and interact with students not only in TCOM, but also in the Physician Assistant Studies Program, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Public Health.”