School of Public Health

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National service award honors Remotigue for leadership in research administrationBy Sally Crocker Robyn Remotigue has spent more than 20 years in the field of research administration, using her background, talents and enthusiasm since 2013 to develop the Office of Research Services for the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH). This summer she is being honored for her dedication to the field with a prestigious Read More »

Jul 26, 2018

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Battling the rising rates of suicideBy Sally Crocker The recent high-profile suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought wide attention to a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S. New CDC data reports that suicide rates have increased by 30 percent since 1999, and a UNT Health Science Center alumnus points out Read More »

Jun 28, 2018

Marissa Tan received the U.S. Public Health Service Award
UNTHSC student honored with prestigious U.S. Public Health Service AwardBy Sally Crocker Marissa Tan, who graduated from UNTHSC last week with both a DO degree and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), has received the U.S. Public Health Service Award in recognition of her work to promote health equity through academics, research and volunteerism. This national award is given to medical students who are Read More »

May 31, 2018

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Public health team tackles infant mortality problemBy 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 hospitalBy 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 carsBy 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 championBy 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 internshipBy 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 missionBy 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