School of Public Health

Abby Winstead helps others in Haiti
Student’s passion runs deep for a healthier Haiti

By Sally Crocker Public health student Abby Winstead made her first trip to Haiti on a ministry mission seven years ago, and when she graduates from UNT Health Science Center this spring, she will take on a full time position there to continue serving families in need. Winstead will manage maternal and child health programming Read More »

Feb 14, 2018

K Bell FC
Clearing the smoke from Fort Worth

By Alex Branch Fort Worth soon will be officially smoke free. On March 12, the city’s updated smoking ordinance prohibiting smoking in bars and bingo parlors will take effect, bringing Fort Worth in line with every other major Texas city. “Fort Worth has made great strides in health and wellness, with many of our initiatives Read More »

Jan 31, 2018

mChat FC
A tale of funding, public good and next steps

By Sally Crocker In 2012, a group of UNTHSC faculty were approached with a unique opportunity. Millions of dollars had suddenly become available through Medicaid to fund innovative health care delivery projects for low-income and uninsured patients. The catch? Funding was performance-based, awarded as successful progress was proven. The Health Science Center could lose money Read More »

Jan 25, 2018

Tornado FC
Helping communities plan for the unexpected

By Sally Crocker   A UNT Health Science Center instructor and students are leading an effort to help small and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations. With support from the UTA Urban Planning Department, the team, led by Dr. Melissa Oden from the UNTHSC School of Public Health, has developed a rural community disaster Read More »

Jan 24, 2018

Alc FC
NIH researchers join UNTHSC as alcohol/substance abuse program expands

By Sally Crocker Three nationally known alcohol and substance abuse researchers — Dr. Melissa A. Lewis, Dr. Dana M. Litt and Dr. Eun-Young Mun – have been appointed to the UNTHSC School of Public Health faculty, underlining the school’s intent to become a national center of excellence in substance abuse education and research. “We welcome Read More »

Jan 22, 2018

Nnaka FC
First tragedy, then inspiration

By Alex Branch The purpose of Tonychris Nnaka’s life revealed itself with the death of his sister. He was the youngest of 10 siblings — and the only boy — but his sister, Light, 12, was closest in age. She was his playmate and best friend while growing up in Nigeria. She died of a Read More »

Jan 2, 2018

CC 2017 FC
MHA students bring home the gold at North Texas Case Competition

By Sally Crocker A team of UNT Health Science Center MHA students has taken the top prize at this year’s American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas (ACHENTX) Case Competition. Tasked with a real-world challenge, much like projects they will take on in their future careers as health care leaders, teams from UNTHSC and other Read More »

Dec 15, 2017

Naley FC
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

Grand FC
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

Singh H FC
MHA graduate’s career path inspired by people, school and the future of health care

By Sally Crocker Within two months of graduating from the UNTHSC School of Public Health, Harleen Singh (MHA ’16) began a highly selective administrative residency with Baylor Scott & White Health (BS&W), one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States. This two-year postgraduate program – which helps prepare future health care leaders Read More »

Nov 21, 2017