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United Way of Tarrant County selects UNTHSC for community assessmentUnited Way of Tarrant County today announced the selection of the UNT Health Science Center to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment to uncover the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant County population. The results of the assessment, which will include in-depth, one-on-one interviews and focus groups with local Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

Dr. Marcy Paul
Connecting across cultures leads public health professor to new international roleBy Sally Crocker Dr. Marcy Paul has spent a lifetime following the teachings of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept of “repairing the world.” The foundations of Dr. Paul’s work in public health today, and her belief that every person has a responsibility to make the world better, have deep roots back to the convictions of Read More »

Feb 20, 2018

Carolyn Guidry receives award
SPH student wins national honor for excellence through diversityBy Sally Crocker UNTHSC DrPH student Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, MPAS, PA-C, CPH, has received national recognition for her service and citizenship in the area of diversity and inclusion. Bradley-Guidry, Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, was recently promoted to Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the UTSW School of Read More »

Feb 15, 2018

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

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Clearing the smoke from Fort WorthBy 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

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A tale of funding, public good and next stepsBy 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

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Helping communities plan for the unexpectedBy 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

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NIH researchers join UNTHSC as alcohol/substance abuse program expandsBy 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

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First tragedy, then inspirationBy 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

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MHA students bring home the gold at North Texas Case CompetitionBy 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