School of Public Health

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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

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The Migala ChroniclesBy Alex Branch Imagine a movie about the Migala brothers, and it looks like scenes from “Indiana Jones,” “Contagion” and “Hacksaw Ridge” spliced together. Alexandre Migala, DO, a Kung Fu first-degree black belt, hears bullets plinking against his armored car in Sarajevo while treating the wounded during the Bosnian War. Witold Migala, PhD, MPH, backpack Read More »

Aug 5, 2019

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UNTHSC student, JPS Trauma Services find the perfect matchBy Sally Crocker A UNT Health Science Center student found the perfect match and mentor when she was connected to JPS Health Network, Tarrant County, for her professional internship. Now one year later, 2019 UNTHSC graduate Ashley Lamar, MPH, CPH, CHES, works full time in the department where she learned the ropes and contributed in Read More »

Jul 26, 2019

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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