Public Health

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Navigating through July 4th and the summer of COVID-19By Sally Crocker In light of new state guidelines issued last week, HSC public health expert Diana Cervantes offers some tips on how to conduct July 4th gatherings and other summertime activities with friends and family. The advice comes after the Texas Governor’s Office closed bars and certain others businesses and reduced indoor restaurant capacity Read More »

Jun 30, 2020

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Food insecurity concerns heighten for many as COVID-19 again surgesBy Sally Crocker New HSC faculty member Charlotte Noble, PhD, MPH, and her family moved from Florida to Fort Worth in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little was yet known about the reach of the virus, its outcomes and how long it would last. Months later, as states like Texas and others Read More »

Jun 29, 2020

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HSC professor working to safeguard against oral cancersBy Sally Crocker What’s known is that 66% of oropharyngeal cancers are HPV-related. In mid June, the FDA approved the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, for the prevention of certain HPV-related head and neck cancers. What’s still to be explored is why HPV vaccine rates remain low – despite strong public health recommendations in favor of Read More »

Jun 24, 2020

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HSC study indicates North Texas counties are experiencing ‘mini-surge’ in COVID-19 casesBy Diane Smith Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties are experiencing a “mini-surge” in COVID-19 cases, according to a new report issued by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. “Whether we are using the data on newly reported cases or hospitalization/ER visits, we are certainly experiencing a surge,” said Rajesh Read More »

Jun 23, 2020

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Honoring Pride Month and the power of changeBy Sally Crocker Dr. Stephan Davis could never have predicted the tumultuous world events that would impact his new leadership role with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) LGBTQ Forum. As Dr. Davis, HSC Assistant Professor and School of Public Health MHA Program Director, prepared for his incoming year in this important, national position, Read More »

Jun 23, 2020

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HSC grad finishes MPH degree while on Army deployment in KuwaitBy Sally Crocker There was a big celebration in Kuwait when new HSC graduate Maurico Ripley’s diploma arrived with the daily mail. Ripley is a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) who has been deployed to the Middle East for most of his graduate program, studying with the HSC School of Public Health online – and Read More »

Jun 22, 2020

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to HSC students, faculty: ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’By Diane Smith Students and faculty volunteers from The University of North Texas Health Center at Fort Worth were recognized by Mayor Betsy Price for establishing the first community-based COVID-19 testing site in the city. “To all of you, you need to reach back and give yourself a pat on the back,” Price said during Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

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HSC honors grad searches for solutions to U.S. military suicidesBy Sally Crocker When Bruce Crow, PsyD, MPH, retired after 30 years of active duty as a U.S. Army colonel and military psychologist, he was still in the prime of his career and seeking answers to one of the biggest problems plaguing those in the uniformed services today – suicide. According to the American Psychological Read More »

Jun 11, 2020

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No obvious change to Texas mobility trends after lifting of restrictionsBy Alex Branch The lifting of government lockdown restrictions does not to appear to have significantly impacted community mobility trends in Texas, a promising sign that a big surge in COVID-19 cases may not be imminent, according to a University of North Texas Health Science Center analysis. People appear to continue to make pragmatic decisions Read More »

May 28, 2020

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COVID-19 poses a public health vs. public health questionBy Dr. Michael Williams and David Mansdoerfer Today, you will find public perception on how each state has responded to the COVID-19 crisis falls into two camps. There are those who want to reopen the economy, although the pace of reopening varies significantly. And there are those who think the pandemic still requires significant closures Read More »

May 28, 2020