School of Public Health

Nnaka FC
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

CC 2017 FC
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

Naley FC
Old medical bag carries generations of hopes and wishesBy 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 resultsBy 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 careBy 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

Zoo FC
Zoonotic Disease Fair to cover important topics for TexasBy Sally Crocker   UNTHSC students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Zoonotic Disease Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 to learn about some of the common diseases found in Texas that can be passed from animals to humans. “It pays to be aware,” said public health student Emily Read More »

Nov 16, 2017

Interpro FC
Using teamwork to train better healthcare leadersBy Jan Jarvis Catherine Daniel, a first-year student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, clicked on the keys of her laptop, searching for data about a program to address infant mortality in Tarrant County. “There needs to be a better way of identifying high risk people,” she concluded. For about an hour, teams of Read More »

Nov 13, 2017

Living FC
A link between legalized marijuana and reduced opioid deathsBy Sally Crocker Opioid-related deaths decreased following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, according to a study led by a public health researcher from UNT Health Science Center. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a 6 percent reduction in opioid-related deaths in the two years after Colorado’s marijuana legalization, Read More »

Oct 17, 2017

IPE FC 1
IPE event studies lessons of GothamBy Sally Crocker Incoming School of Public Health graduate students learned how one of the country’s most important and controversial public health campaigns produced ground-breaking results in New York City. The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) exercise studied lessons from Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives, the bestselling Read More »

Oct 12, 2017

Patrick Crowley FC
Extraordinary Teamwork leads TCOM student to new TB discoveriesBy Sally Crocker   A collaborative effort between UNTHSC, the CDC and Tarrant County Public Health helped establish more effective information-gathering methods in TB prevention efforts and provided some high-level recognition for fourth-year TCOM student Patrick Crowley. Crowley has been published in the Texas Journal of Public Health for his work with Dr. Thad Miller, Read More »

Oct 6, 2017