Public Health

Sydney Manning, HSC School of Public Health Honors Graduate, Class of 2021
Circle of life brings SPH honors grad to a new day, new opportunitiesBy Sally Crocker  The study of turkeys, fish, native wolves and other wildlife helped one of this year’s HSC commencement award winners find connections to the people side of public health and her future career path. Sydney Manning, Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology student at the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), was selected as Read More »

May 20, 2021

HSC Student And Campus Police Officer Standing
HSC’s community leadership continues with vaccination effortBy Sarah Hopkins   When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HSC sprang into action by offering tangible solutions to Tarrant County’s urgent health care needs.   HSC swiftly opened the first COVID-19 testing location in all of Tarrant County for frontline responders. It didn’t stop there — HSC team members also opened several testing and vaccination sites, staffed a COVID-19 information line, performed contact tracing, distributed food to families in need, donated masks, manufactured solutions essential Read More »

May 18, 2021

Group of masked students walking together
The comeback from COVID beginsBy Sally Crocker Ambiguity and adaptation may be the way of life in 2021 as COVID restrictions roll back across communities, says Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at the HSC School of Public Health. “Clearly, the comeback will be phased in waves,” Dr. Walters said. “It won’t be as easy as flipping on a switch, Read More »

May 6, 2021

Hsc Pediatric Mobile Clinic Doctor With Patient Fc
HSC launches campaign focused on overcoming health disparitiesBy Alex Branch Health disparities exist all around us. They exist for the woman working two jobs who delivers a preterm baby after complications caused by chronic stress. The Texas farmer whose high blood pressure goes undetected because he can’t drive two hours to the nearest doctor. The young boy suffering life-threatening asthma attacks and living with a parent who smokes. The family besieged by diabetes caused by a diet of corner store food and soda. These are all different people Read More »

May 5, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location at the Saginaw Recreation CenterBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, April 6 at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd. Tarrant County will allocate the vaccine doses and contact people to make appointments to receive the vaccine at the recreation center operated by the City of Saginaw. The site will be open Monday Read More »

Apr 5, 2021

New Logo Hsc Install On February 16th On Ead Building.
Celebrate, join the conversations during National Public Health Week 2021By Sally Crocker Most days, the work of public health happens behind the scenes — a trusted friend who is always there to  help communities stay healthy and well. It’s in times of crisis that we really see how much we all rely on public health. Over the last year, public health has made considerable strides Read More »

Apr 1, 2021

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location in Stop Six NeighborhoodBy Alex Branch   The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, March 23 in Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood with an initial goal of administering 1,000 shots in the first week. The vaccine site opened Tuesday at Brighter Outlook Inc., 4910 Dunbar St., a facility operated by Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. The location is by Read More »

Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Diana Cervantes
Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answeredBy Sally Crocker More people are getting their COVID-19 vaccinations as more doses are being shipped to communities across the U.S. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are already well underway, and a third option, from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, has now received FDA emergency authorization and is making its way to vaccine hubs around the Read More »

Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Matt Richardson at Denton County’s Texas Motor Speedway COVID vaccine site. (Denton Record-Chronicle/ Jeff Woo)
HSC alumnus leads Denton County Public Health’s nationally-praised vaccine efforts in the charge against COVID-19By Sally Crocker Denton County Public Health has grabbed national headlines lately as being one of the most successful COVID-19 vaccination hubs in the U.S. Led by HSC graduate Matt Richardson, DrPH, MPH, FACHE, the department’s service area covers more than 900,000 North Texas residents, although people have come from other states, as far away as Pennsylvania, to get their vaccines. Dr. Richardson completed Read More »

Feb 28, 2021

Student Hina Ajaz
MHA student demonstrates leadership in action in a most critical yearBy Sally Crocker In an election year like no other, UNTHSC Master of Health Administration (MHA) student Hina Ajaz stepped up in a major way to help get out the vote and advocate for state and local initiatives supporting public health and health equity. Ajaz plans to work in health policy after graduation, perhaps as a legislative health advisor or in another Read More »

Jan 21, 2021