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Researcher to lead national opioid crisis steering committeeBy Sally Crocker Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor and Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been named Steering Committee Chair of an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis. More than $350 million will support the multi-year Read More »

Jul 16, 2019

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UNTHSC and TCU develop new online tool for new moms’ health questionsBy Sally Crocker    Because a mother’s health is so important to that of her baby, a team from UNT Health Science Center has joined with TCU’s Harris College of Nursing and families across Tarrant County to develop a new online tool for helping postpartum moms take care of their health.   Learn more about the Read More »

Jul 2, 2019

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Patrick Moonan receives distinguished alumni award for Ebola workPatrick Moonan, DrPH, a 2005 graduate of the School of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2019 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his work in combatting the Ebola virus in West Africa and other career achievements. Dr. Moonan is a Senior Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Read More »

May 29, 2019

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Clearing the air about vapingBy Sally Crocker  A Fort Worth mother of two discovered some unusual items while unpacking her family’s suitcases on vacation. Turns out, she had found her 15-year-old son’s JUUL pods. He had been secretly vaping, joining the tens of thousands of kids across the U.S. who have fallen prey to the latest hot – and Read More »

May 23, 2019

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Small town boy’s inspirations lead to 2019 Faculty Achievement AwardBy Sally Crocker   Thad Miller, DrPH, MPH, has been inspired by many influences in his life: family, his desire to serve others, the opportunity to create change in the world through research and action, and some good old fashioned values learned from a long line of salt-of-the-earth Erath County farmers. But what most inspires Read More »

May 22, 2019

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UNTHSC alum and field veteran to direct MPH Epidemiology programBy Sally Crocker The best way to learn about public health is to live it. As a UNT Health Science Center student working on her master’s and doctoral degrees, Diana Treviño Cervantes, DrPH, MPH, was already actively pursuing a career where she could make a difference in the lives of others. Dr. Cervantes was employed as Read More »

May 7, 2019

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U.S. opioid crisis sparks campus, community conversationsBy Sally Crocker  Every day, more than 130 Americans die and more than 1,000 people are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for misuse of opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Oxycontin and other prescription pain relievers.      “Arguably, the opioid epidemic is our country’s foremost public health challenge,” said Dr. Dennis Thombs, Dean of the UNTHSC School Read More »

May 2, 2019

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UNTHSC says farewell but not goodbye to Dr. Witold MigalaBy Sally Crocker Dr. Witold Migala is ready to hit the road again. The epidemiologist who has traveled the world helping people from Haiti and Madagascar to Nigeria and beyond has lived, worked or experienced more than 75 countries during his lifetime. He was in the first UNT Health Science Center cohort to graduate with Read More »

Apr 24, 2019

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Hearts and minds connect in service to Puerto RicoBy Sally Crocker   One of Robyn Remotigue’s most prized possessions is a painting that highlights the word “service,” recently presented in thanks by a university colleague in Puerto Rico. In the wake of 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, residents have struggled to repair the damage and resume important community services. Schools, too, were hit hard. Read More »

Apr 4, 2019

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Study links preventable diabetes hospitalizations to behavioral healthBy Sally Crocker A new study by UNTHSC public health researchers points to important information that may help health care providers, policymakers and insurance payers reduce the risk of preventable hospitalizations for diabetes patients. The study in PLOS ONE provides insight into the relationship between these hospitalizations and behavioral health conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Read More »

Mar 25, 2019