Online degree works for Amarillo public health director

By Sally Crocker Caring for 250,000 people in addition to your own family can be a challenging job. So when Casie Stoughton, RN, MPH, decided to pursue a public health graduate degree, she knew the best option would be through online study (SPH Master of Public Health Professional Option). At the time, Stoughton was serving... Read more »

Nov 7, 2016

Honored for outstanding PT research

By Alex Branch Yasser Salem, PhD, PT, has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Physical Therapy Researcher Award by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, the second time in three years that a UNT Health Science Center professor has received the honor. Dr. Salem, Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, received the award at the... Read more »

Nov 3, 2016


CareFlite helicopter and crew to swoop in Nov. 4

By Betsy Friauf   When a CareFlite helicopter lands at the Health Science Center on Friday, Nov. 4, it’s not an emergency but an informal training session. The chopper fly-in is an annual opportunity for students to get up close with airborne emergency transport. Every minute and a half, somewhere in the U.S. a med-evac... Read more »

Nov 2, 2016

‘World War Z’ awareness fair to focus on zoonotic diseases

By Sally Crocker Scientists have long recognized the connection of diseases spread between animals and people, through viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. This is so common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that an estimated 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. On Nov. 9,... Read more »

Nov 1, 2016

Advancing the practice of physical therapy

By Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center faculty and students will have a prominent role this week at the annual meeting of the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA). Eleven faculty members and 10 students will make presentations or display research posters at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The conference, which is held in a... Read more »

Oct 26, 2016

Public Health alum ‘making a difference in the world’

By Alex Branch   Michael Foster, MPH, (School of Public Health ’07) is an experienced public health scientist who spends half of each year overseas battling disease and health disparities. That has led to some rough moments in the field. During his first trip to Nigeria, he dodged gunfire, was robbed three times and fell... Read more »

Oct 21, 2016

Thomas Yorio

Provost stepping down after 40 years at UNTHSC

  Glaucoma researcher Thomas Yorio, PhD, who was instrumental in the transformation of UNT Health Science Center from a medical college into a graduate university with multiple schools, is stepping down as Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs effective Friday, Oct. 21. UNTHSC will conduct a national search to fill Dr. Yorio’s position.... Read more »

Oct 18, 2016


New students consider public health myths, perceptions

By Sally Crocker   Incoming School of Public Health graduate students were confronted recently by their perceptions of different public health concentrations and the overall field. Prior to attending the interprofessional education event, the 47 new students were asked to complete a survey of their own backgrounds, academic concentrations, how they would rank statements about... Read more »

Oct 17, 2016

Antonio Flores

TCOM rural scholar named Student Doctor of the Year

By Alex Branch Antonio Flores grew up in the small Texas farming community of Telferner, population 700, where resources are scarce and folks depend on one another for help. If someone in his family got seriously ill, they drove to the closest city, Victoria, just to get basic medical services. Flores’ desire to improve the... Read more »

Sep 7, 2016

Santosh Thapa

GSBS student selected to study global disease threats

By Jan Jarvis PhD candidate Santosh Thapa will get a global perspective on Ebola, dengue fever, antimicrobial resistance and other threats when he travels to Sweden to participate in a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control program. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student has been selected to attend the September program as a... Read more »

Aug 16, 2016