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MPH Health Management and Policy goes online

Students seeking a Master of Public Health degree in Health Management and Policy are now able to complete the program entirely online through the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health. This degree helps prepare students for careers in policy development, policy analysis and health systems management. Course topics include health systems, health economics... Read more »

Aug 14, 2015

Study: Bacteria found on high-touch areas in health facilities

A germ that causes fever and nausea can be found at health care facilities on bed rails, computer keyboards and door handles, according to a collaborative project from UNT Health Science Center and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation. The study recommends more vigorous cleaning and infection control measures in health care facilities, and awareness... Read more »

Aug 12, 2015

Dean of the School of Public Health to retire

Richard Kurz, PhD, Dean of the School of Public Health since 2007, will retire Aug. 31 from UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Kurz oversaw all academic, research and service activities of the School of Public Health. Under his leadership, the school launched a number of successful initiatives, including a Master of Health Administration program, a... Read more »

Aug 4, 2015

SPH Human Sexuality Presentation

Bringing community to the classroom

School of Public Health (SPH) adjunct instructor Melissa Oden has found a unique way to bring real-world perspectives to her students’ work in the Maternal and Child Health MPH degree program. As students wrapped up the spring semester in Dr. Oden’s Human Sexuality and Health class last month, they shared their final presentations with community... Read more »

Jun 30, 2015

Building partnerships for children’s health

The UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health and Texas Prevention Institute took their third “Research Schmooze” out to the community when they recently partnered with the Cook Children’s Center for Children’s Health for a networking event. The purpose was to network on topics impacting early childhood development, mental health, obesity/healthy lifestyle, oncology and... Read more »

Jun 29, 2015

UNTHSC teams with city to attack West Nile virus

For the third summer, the city of Fort Worth and UNT Health Science Center will work together on West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance and prevention efforts. Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, and a team of UNTHSC School of Public Health graduate students will be working throughout the summer to collect... Read more »

Jun 4, 2015

Addressing the obesity epidemic at Texas Conference on Health Disparities

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #UNTHSCSolveObesity Nearly 70 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The statistics are even more alarming among some racial and ethnic groups. Nearly 80 percent of Hispanics and 77 percent of blacks have a body mass index above 25 and are considered overweight or obese. Despite... Read more »

Jun 3, 2015

Hundreds who create healthier communities will receive diplomas

Irene Reyes (far right) with Alley’s House clients. Irene Reyes, MPH, is better equipped than ever to create healthier communities. She’s among more than 600 UNT Health Science Center students set to receive their diplomas May 16. In her new job as a health coach for formerly homeless people, Reyes will put to work the... Read more »

May 12, 2015

Symposium aims to improve understanding of health information

Click flyer to enlarge Registration Closed One-third of Americans are in serious danger of misinterpreting information they need to stay healthy, according to a national study. They may be struggling to get by, or accomplished and well-educated. But they’re not well-equipped to understand health information. On the other side of the stethoscope, health care providers... Read more »

May 11, 2015

Health coaching technology helps a vulnerable population

A UNT Health Science Center team has developed a technology-assisted health coaching program to help formerly homeless people, who are more likely to suffer from physical and mental health disabilities, live more independent lives. The coaching program, called, is being funded by a Texas Medicaid 1115 waiver. It is designed to complement permanent supportive... Read more »

May 1, 2015