School of Public Health

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CDC and UNTHSC team up to discuss tuberculosis eliminationBy Sally Crocker   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Public health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNT Health Science Center and Tarleton State University recently joined forces to brainstorm new approaches to control an age-old health risk: tuberculosis. Read More »

Nov 20, 2018

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Patient advocate and researcher honored with 2018 Health Literacy Hero awardBy Sally Crocker Dr. Teresa Wagner’s own experiences as a mother trying to help her daughters through two life-threatening health scares, misdiagnosis and providers’ failure to recognize critical symptoms ignited her passion to lead the charge for improved patient health literacy and better communication between physicians and patients across Texas. In recognition of her efforts Read More »

Oct 11, 2018

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First semester of college represents ‘red zone’ for student drinkingBy Sally Crocker What happens in the first semester of college can profoundly impact students’ alcohol use and future drinking behaviors, especially during the first six weeks, says UNTHSC Associate Professor Dana M. Litt, PhD. Dr. Litt is leading a new study on ways to reach freshmen when they are most impressionable. The three-year project Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

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Lifesaving measure for opioid overdose available to the public without prescriptionBy Sally Crocker When the U.S. Surgeon General published a recent health advisory– the first such alert in the last decade – asking for the public’s assistance in tackling the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, Dr. Scott Walters from the UNTHSC School of Public Health made plans to do his part. For patients facing the risk Read More »

Sep 19, 2018

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Understanding why and when young people drink alcoholBy Sally Crocker Two UNT Health Science Center researchers plan to get inside the minds of teens and young adults to learn what influences them to drink and when they are most apt to use alcohol. Melissa A. Lewis, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems, is leading the study, along with Dana M. Litt, PhD, Read More »

Sep 10, 2018

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Dr. Scott Walters named UNT System Regents ProfessorBy Sally Crocker For nearly 20 years, Dr. Scott Walters has served others in extraordinary ways through research, teaching, scholarship, community service and contributions to the public good. In recognition of his work and its impact, the UNT System Board of Regents has awarded Dr. Walters with a rare academic distinction as Regents Professor. Dr. Read More »

Aug 31, 2018

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Professor demonstrates how educated women can change the worldBy Sally Crocker Dr. Katherine Fogelbergand friends are building a school in Kenya. Their mission is to empower girls, to show them that big dreams are achievable and anything is possible through education and support. The UNT Health Science Center public health professor understands what it means when someone is there to lend a helping Read More »

Aug 28, 2018

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MPH Online helps inform one doctor’s MD and PhD studiesBy Sally Crocker Dr. Austin G. Meyer was already working on both a PhD in biochemistry and a medical degree at other Texas universities when he decided to enroll in UNT Health Science Center’s Master of Public Health online program. “Medical school focuses primarily on anatomy and physiology, and treatments based on pathophysiology of disease,” said Read More »

Aug 21, 2018

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Study: Private hospital rooms lower risk of infectionsBy Sally Crocker Private hospital rooms may save lives by reducing the risk of a dangerous type of hospital-acquired infection, according to UNT Health Science Center researchers in a new study published in PLOS ONE. Liam O’Neill, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNTHSC School of Public Health, led the Read More »

Aug 14, 2018

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School-entry requirements may increase HPV vaccinationsBy Sally Crocker A new study led by a UNT Health Science Center researcher suggests that requiring HPV vaccinations for school enrollment may be an effective way for states to improve vaccine rates and meet CDC guidance for health protection among boys and girls beginning around seventh grade. It also served to boost compliance rates Read More »

Aug 6, 2018