Behavioral and Community Health

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UNTHSC grad chosen for CDC’s ‘top gun’ disease detective serviceBy Sally Crocker For decades, the image of worn-out shoe leather with a prominent hole in the bottom has served as a visual representation of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) disease detectives who travel the world investigating outbreaks that threaten the public’s health. For 65 years and counting, these officers have been globally recognized Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Asthma 411 expands across Tarrant CountyBy Jan Jarvis “Squeezing,” shouted Kim Nguyen as she hugged herself as tightly as possible and encouraged the roomful of second-graders to do the same. “That’s what your airways are doing during an asthma attack,” said Nguyen, Project Coordinator for SaferCare Texas, a department of UNT Health Science Center dedicated to improving the quality and Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Pediatric Mobile Clinic continues to bridge barriers to healthcareBy Steven Bartolotta It was a frigid morning in the parking lot of W.J. Turner Elementary School when a mother went knocking on a door of an RV parked at the school. She was looking for help for her 6-year-old son, who has been battling a nasty strain of strep throat. And she found it Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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An Osteopathic physician, a president, an OMT expert and a momBy Steven Bartolotta It began on a Tuesday with a flight from DFW to Columbus, Ohio. A 90-minute drive to Athens, Ohio, and a day spent discussing research at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, then back to Columbus the next day, a flight to Washington, D.C., that night, meetings with members of Read More »

Dec 3, 2019

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UNTHSC introduces new Master of Public Health concentration  Dennis Thombs, PhD This fall, UNT Health Science Center will introduce a new Master of Public Health (MPH) degree concentration in Maternal and Child Health. “Demand for this program has been high,” said Dennis Thombs, PhD, Chair of Behavioral and Community Health and director of the new program. “This program prepares students for a Read More »

Jun 25, 2014

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Tackling childhood obesity worldwideA community health expert from UNT Health Science Center traveled to Mexico last month to address an international conference on the growing problem of childhood obesity and related health concerns. Heather Kitzman-Ulrich, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Community Health, was a featured speaker at the 1st International Childhood Obesity Forum and Diabetes Conference at Read More »

Jun 16, 2014