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Remembering Uncle MarkBy Sally Crocker Dr. Dana Litt remembers a lot of special things about veteran stage and film actor Mark Blum, 69, a respected fixture on the New York acting scene for decades who recently died from complications of coronavirus. His loss is different for Dr. Litt, Associate Professor at the HSC School of Public Health, Read More »

Mar 31, 2020

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Should you leave the city during COVID-19?By Alex Branch Tensions are rising in some communities as New York City residents flee the densely populated city for other areas amid the COVID-19 outbreak. We asked Dr. Ubydul Haque, Assistant Professor of Biostatics and Epidemiology in the HSC School of Public Health who has researched lessons learned from past coronavirus outbreaks, about the Read More »

Mar 27, 2020

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Providers face challenges as COVID-19 puts strains on healthcare systemBy Sally Crocker Arthur Mora, PhD, MHA, and his wife are concerned. With two young daughters ages 5 and 3 at home and a new baby on the way in just a few short weeks, the HSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems says he and his wife are closely Read More »

Mar 26, 2020

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Dr. Erika Thompson honored with prestigious early-career research awardBy Sally Crocker Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, was first drawn to science in the seventh grade, when her class watched and reflected on the docudrama film And the Band Played On, based on a book about people, politics and the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s. The HSC Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Read More »

Mar 6, 2020

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Forward-thinking MHA students engage others in inaugural ‘Leading Change in Healthcare’ summitBy Sally Crocker MHA student Paridhi Sheth came up with a big idea that paid off well for healthcare administration students from the Health Science Center at Fort Worth and around the North Texas area. Her brainchild was to bring HSC School of Public Health students together with peers from other universities as part of Read More »

Feb 26, 2020

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Partnerships in service build stronger communityBy Sally Crocker Great things happen when community partners work together, and the collaborations between the UNTHSC School of Public Health and various local organizations continue to grow stronger as more is done to impact the community. Two years ago, local organizations were invited to campus to meet with SPH faculty and staff to network Read More »

Jan 27, 2020

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‘Anyone can save a life’By Alex Branch Alan Stucky carries Naloxone everywhere. The UNT System Vice Chancellor and General Counsel always is prepared to administer the opioid reversal drug, also known by its brand name Narcan, should he encounter someone suffering an opioid overdose. He does this in loving memory of his son, Holden. On Sept. 25, 2017, Holden Read More »

Jan 23, 2020

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Health literacy can save your lifeBy Jan Jarvis If anyone can navigate through the complex health care system, it is Dr. Dan McCoy. A physician and President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Dr. McCoy knows his way around a hospital. But when his 93–year-old father fell and broke his hip, Dr. McCoy was ensnared by a system that Read More »

Jan 21, 2020

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Feliz Navidad mission takes health care and good cheer on the road to MexicoBy Sally Crocker Some travel by sleigh high above the rooftops in the month of December, while others choose a different route. Recently, the message of holiday friendship, caring and service came by trucks, bags and overstuffed boxes from the U.S. It went to families in need at two small elementary schools on the outskirts Read More »

Dec 19, 2019

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UNTHSC grad chosen for CDC’s ‘top gun’ disease detective serviceBy Sally Crocker For decades, the image of worn-out shoe leather with a prominent hole in the bottom has served as a visual representation of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) disease detectives who travel the world investigating outbreaks that threaten the public’s health. For 65 years and counting, these officers have been globally recognized Read More »

Dec 16, 2019