School of Public Health

PhD student wins second TPHA oral presentation award

By: Sally Crocker UNTHSC School of Public Health student Shlesma Chhetri is no newcomer to making award-winning oral presentations, and this year she won her second Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) honor. Chhetri recently came in first at the TPHA Annual Education Conference’s student oral presentation competition for her talk on “Getting on the same... Read more »

May 23, 2017

Mission Possible: MHA students win ‘Transforming Galveston’ Case Competition

By: Sally Crocker   The mission was to “Transform Galveston” with strategies for improving chronic disease prevention and care among Galveston County Medicaid patients. Accepting the challenge was a team of three MHA students from the UNTHSC School of Public Health: Amruta Sakhalkar, Ela Vashishtha and Sayali Ethape. At the recent George McMillan Fleming Center... Read more »

May 5, 2017

Marisa Tan and David Preston, third year DO/MPH students

A student-led effort to help the underserved in Texas

By Jan Jarvis Every year the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research recognizes students who have a desire to integrate public health into their future clinical practices by naming them Paul Ambrose Scholars. David Preston and Marisa Tan, third year DO/MPH students from UNT Health Science Center, certainly fit the bill. From the start, each... Read more »

May 2, 2017

SPH volunteers feed the hungry

By: Sally Crocker Nearly 60 School of Public Health volunteers recently spent a day with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, where they helped provide over 18,000 meals for hungry children, families and seniors across North Texas. SPH students, faculty and staff took on morning and afternoon shifts at the Food Bank’s Fort Worth distribution center... Read more »

May 1, 2017

Good people doing the right thing

By Sally Crocker As the sun rises over Eagle Pass, just across the U.S. border into Mexico, a small caravan of trucks and cargo trailers slowly makes its way toward the State of Coahuila in the country’s northwestern region. The travelers are doctors, nurses and other volunteers who for more than 30 years have been... Read more »

Apr 17, 2017

Alcohol prevention strategies effective for American Indian teens and rural youth

By Sally Crocker   A new study published in The American Journal of Public Health indicates that alcohol use among American Indian and white teens living in multicultural rural communities can be significantly reduced by community-based and individual-level prevention strategies. UNT Health Science Center researcher Melvin Livingston, PhD, led the statistical design and analysis of... Read more »

Apr 6, 2017

Israeli doctors to discuss emergency preparedness in time of war

By Sally Crocker   Two Israeli physicians who have served on the front lines of war will speak April 3 at UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Yoav Hoffman and Dr. Tal Marshak of Galilee Medical Center will discuss their work and share personal experiences with emergency preparedness during times of war. They have cared for northern... Read more »

Mar 16, 2017

Catching a breath

By Jeff Carlton   Kiasha Jones has managed her son’s asthma for the last 14 years, ever since he was diagnosed at age 6 months following a bout with a respiratory virus called RSV. Armed at home with an inhaler, a humidifier and a nebulizer that delivers medication to the lungs in aerosol form, Jones’... Read more »

Mar 6, 2017

Public Health graduate finds international calling

By Sally Crocker   Etienne Jaime (MPH ’16) found a path to helping underserved Nicaraguan communities through last year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) conference. The School of Public Health graduate networked with presenters and connected with staff from AMOS Health and Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of communities suffering from poverty,... Read more »

Feb 20, 2017