School of Public Health

Old medical bag carries generations of hopes and wishes

By Sally Crocker Thirty-eight years ago, Dr. Lilly Ramphal-Naley received a special gift on her medical school graduation day. Now she has passed it on to a UNTHSC public health graduate who will soon be caring for patients himself. The gift – a doctor’s bag – is probably over 100 years old. It was presented... Read more »

Nov 29, 2017

Big idea leads to Grand results

By Sally Crocker   When Dr. Thad Miller introduced a different kind of course project to his Health Insurance and Managed Care class, he knew it would be interesting. But he had no idea that it would result in one of the university’s largest and most collaborative Grand Rounds in many years. How did a... Read more »

Nov 27, 2017

Zoonotic Disease Fair to cover important topics for Texas

By Sally Crocker   UNTHSC students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Zoonotic Disease Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 to learn about some of the common diseases found in Texas that can be passed from animals to humans. “It pays to be aware,” said public health student Emily... Read more »

Nov 16, 2017

Using teamwork to train better healthcare leaders

By Jan Jarvis Catherine Daniel, a first-year student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, clicked on the keys of her laptop, searching for data about a program to address infant mortality in Tarrant County. “There needs to be a better way of identifying high risk people,” she concluded. For about an hour, teams of... Read more »

Nov 13, 2017

A link between legalized marijuana and reduced opioid deaths

By Sally Crocker Opioid-related deaths decreased following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, according to a study led by a public health researcher from UNT Health Science Center. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a 6 percent reduction in opioid-related deaths in the two years after Colorado’s marijuana legalization,... Read more »

Oct 17, 2017

IPE event studies lessons of Gotham

By Sally Crocker Incoming School of Public Health graduate students learned how one of the country’s most important and controversial public health campaigns produced ground-breaking results in New York City. The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) exercise studied lessons from Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives, the bestselling... Read more »

Oct 12, 2017

Extraordinary Teamwork leads TCOM student to new TB discoveries

By Sally Crocker   A collaborative effort between UNTHSC, the CDC and Tarrant County Public Health helped establish more effective information-gathering methods in TB prevention efforts and provided some high-level recognition for fourth-year TCOM student Patrick Crowley. Crowley has been published in the Texas Journal of Public Health for his work with Dr. Thad Miller,... Read more »

Oct 6, 2017

UNTHSC student honored by American Public Health Association

By Sally Crocker   Perhaps the main reason that UNT Health Science Center student Shivani Goswami was selected as this year’s Barbara Starfield Medical Scholar by the American Public Health Association (APHA) is because of her desire to build a better health care system. As a future health care leader selected for this prestigious national... Read more »

Sep 26, 2017

Editorial questions measurement frequently used in population health studies

By Sally Crocker In a new American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) editorial, a UNT Health Science Center professor challenges a conventional research formula for measuring the health of populations, calling the method age discriminatory. M. Harvey Brenner, PhD, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public... Read more »

Sep 22, 2017