School of Public Health

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Public health team tackles infant mortality problem

By Sally Crocker   College student Tassanee Harris isn’t planning to start a family anytime soon, but she’s taking steps now to help ensure that when she’s ready, she can be at her healthiest and give her future children the best start possible. Harris, a junior at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, is an advisory Read More »

May 18, 2018

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Public health student develops infection control program for Liberian hospital

By Sally Crocker   A UNT Health Science Center public health student has developed a sustainable program to control infection and manage infectious waste for Phebe Hospital in Liberia, where one of that country’s first known cases of Ebola was diagnosed in 2014. DrPH candidate Laura Phipps, MPH, CPH, RS, who graduates in May from Read More »

May 9, 2018

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Student devotes spare time to ensuring kids are safe in cars

By Sally Crocker   UNTHSC public health student Elizabeth Velarde – a busy mom juggling graduate school, a job and community volunteer work – understands the challenges that parents face when time is at a premium and it’s important to get things right. Before coming to UNT Health Science Center to pursue her MPH in Read More »

May 3, 2018

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UNTHSC honors Mayor Price as public health champion

By Sally Crocker   Mayor Betsy Price has been a tireless advocate for improving the health and well-being of Fort Worth residents, from backing the Blue Zones and FitWorth initiatives for a healthier community, to supporting a Smoke-Free Fort Worth and leading the charge for safe neighborhoods, bike sharing, safe roads, physical activity, children’s literacy Read More »

May 2, 2018

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Emergency preparedness toolkit for small and rural communities rolls out across the U.S.

By: Sally Crocker   A quick reference guide to help small towns and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations is now available for free download on four Texas websites and is being rolled out across the U.S. by a UNT Health Science Center public health professor and her team. The Toolkit for Rural Communities Read More »

Apr 3, 2018

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SPH student experiences politics and policy firsthand through Capitol Hill internship

By Sally Crocker   The last few months have ushered in a whirlwind of change for UNTHSC School of Public Health student Megan Bhatti, who is interning this spring in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, representing the 12th District of Texas. Bhatti’s days are busy attending briefings, answering citizen phone calls to Representative Read More »

Mar 22, 2018

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Public health student to bike across Africa for medical, educational mission

By Sally Crocker   Sara Byrd is looking forward to UNT Health Science Center graduation day for two very big reasons. After crossing the stage in cap and gown at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, the School of Public Health MHA graduate will board a plane for Africa. There she will participate in a seven-day, 489-mile Read More »

Mar 19, 2018

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United Way of Tarrant County selects UNTHSC for community assessment

United Way of Tarrant County today announced the selection of the UNT Health Science Center to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment to uncover the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant County population. The results of the assessment, which will include in-depth, one-on-one interviews and focus groups with local Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

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Connecting across cultures leads public health professor to new international role

By Sally Crocker Dr. Marcy Paul has spent a lifetime following the teachings of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept of “repairing the world.” The foundations of Dr. Paul’s work in public health today, and her belief that every person has a responsibility to make the world better, have deep roots back to the convictions of Read More »

Feb 20, 2018

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SPH student wins national honor for excellence through diversity

By Sally Crocker UNTHSC DrPH student Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, MPAS, PA-C, CPH, has received national recognition for her service and citizenship in the area of diversity and inclusion. Bradley-Guidry, Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, was recently promoted to Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the UTSW School of Read More »

Feb 15, 2018