School of Public Health

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Professor demonstrates how educated women can change the worldBy Sally Crocker Dr. Katherine Fogelbergand friends are building a school in Kenya. Their mission is to empower girls, to show them that big dreams are achievable and anything is possible through education and support. The UNT Health Science Center public health professor understands what it means when someone is there to lend a helping Read More »

Aug 28, 2018

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MPH Online helps inform one doctor’s MD and PhD studiesBy Sally Crocker Dr. Austin G. Meyer was already working on both a PhD in biochemistry and a medical degree at other Texas universities when he decided to enroll in UNT Health Science Center’s Master of Public Health online program. “Medical school focuses primarily on anatomy and physiology, and treatments based on pathophysiology of disease,” said Read More »

Aug 21, 2018

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Study: Private hospital rooms lower risk of infectionsBy Sally Crocker Private hospital rooms may save lives by reducing the risk of a dangerous type of hospital-acquired infection, according to UNT Health Science Center researchers in a new study published in PLOS ONE. Liam O’Neill, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNTHSC School of Public Health, led the Read More »

Aug 14, 2018

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School-entry requirements may increase HPV vaccinationsBy Sally Crocker A new study led by a UNT Health Science Center researcher suggests that requiring HPV vaccinations for school enrollment may be an effective way for states to improve vaccine rates and meet CDC guidance for health protection among boys and girls beginning around seventh grade. It also served to boost compliance rates Read More »

Aug 6, 2018

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Researchers will use smartphone app to improve alcohol treatmentBy Sally Crocker Researchers from UNT Health Science Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) have been awarded a two-year, $650,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop and test a novel smartphone-based alcohol treatment for homeless adults. Scott Walters, PhD, Professor and Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the Read More »

Jul 31, 2018

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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