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Plan to end new HIV infections nationwide includes focus on Tarrant CountyBy Diane Smith One day soon, public buses and billboards across Fort Worth and Tarrant County could read: “Did you get your PrEP?” It’s a public health message intended to get more people who are diagnosed with HIV on life-saving medicine while breaking down social barriers and stigma. Texas’ major urban counties have drawn national Read More »

Nov 8, 2019

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TESSA program receives funding to expand domestic violence support servicesBy Sally Crocker   Across the U.S. and at home in North Texas, the rates of domestic violence and abuse are as steady as the beat of a heart, the tick of a clock.   Every minute across the country, approximately 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner.   Nearly three out of four Americans, in Read More »

Nov 7, 2019

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Researchers help parents talk with kids about social media and drinkingBy Sally Crocker Parents can be one of the best deterrents to underage drinking by having knowledge of and talking to their kids about alcohol content presented on social networking sites, say two UNT Health Science Center public health researchers. Dana M. Litt, PhD, Associate Professor at the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), and Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

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Sally Crocker wins national award for magazine article on domestic violenceBy Kerry Gunnels Sally Crocker, Communications Manager in UNTHSC’s School of Public Health, is a top winner in the national Ragan Communications Health Care PR and Marketing Awards. Crocker, who has worked in the School of Public Health for 10 years, won first prize in the article category of the national awards program sponsored by Read More »

Oct 18, 2019

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From Green Belt to public health, it’s all people-drivenBy Sally Crocker What do public health, health care, academics and a Six Sigma Green Belt have in common? They all share synergies for learning, progress, quality improvement and collaboration, says Arthur M. Mora, PhD, new UNTHSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems. Dr. Mora, who joined UNT Health Science Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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Vaping advice for parentsBy Sally Crocker The time is now for parents to have a heart-to-heart conversation with their kids about the danger of vaping, says a UNT Health Science Center researcher with experience in this area. “For parents who know their kids are vaping, or who might not be sure if their kids do, it’s critical to Read More »

Sep 26, 2019

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Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries needed, study findsBy Alex Branch   A School of Public Health alumnus and a current faculty member have received national media attention for research that concluded the number of injuries caused by electronic cigarettes is probably drastically underreported. Amid increased attention given to the safety of e-cigarettes, The New York Times, CNN and other media outlets have Read More »

Sep 13, 2019

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SPH researcher finds all positives in new Texas over 21 smoking lawBy Sally Crocker Like the significant impact seen with age 21 drinking laws, states like Texas now have an opportunity to make a big difference in keeping other harmful substances out of the hands of teens, says a UNT Health Science Center public health researcher. Tracey Barnett, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Read More »

Sep 9, 2019

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Innovation and teamwork amplify the national fight against tuberculosisBy Betsy Friauf   At UNT Health Science Center, “collaboration” is more than a watchword; it’s one of our Values. Our collaborative culture kicks in on Day One when new team members attend Orientation. We invite everyone to introduce themselves to the group and share their passion and projects. This sharing started a collaboration with Read More »

Sep 6, 2019

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Public Health grad pays it forward to inspire othersBy Sally Crocker As Beatle Ringo Starr once wrote, “You know, it don’t come easy.” For Dr. Carolyn Bradley-Guidry (DrPH ’19), the turning point came midway through her UNT Health Science Center public health doctoral degree program. The first in her family to graduate from college, with a nursing degree and a bachelor’s and master’s Read More »

Aug 13, 2019