ALVAREZ-GARRIGA NAMED TOP DOCTORAL STUDENT IN EPIDEMIOLOGY AT UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

July 21, 2005

Carolina Alvarez-Garriga, DrPH, MD, was named the outstanding public health doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. Alvarez-Garriga is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and currently resides in Fort Worth. She is a graduate of Unidad Educativa Juan XXIII, holding a bachelorâ??s degree in biological sciences. She earned a medical degree from University Central of Venezuela and a specialty certificate in epidemiology of communicable and vector-borne diseases from the University of Carabobo. She graduated with a doctorate of public health at spring commencement ceremonies. Dr. Alvarez-Garriga plans to pursue a career in academia, doing research and teaching epidemiology.

Dr. Alvarez-Garriga received the award at the School of Public Healthâ??s annual awards banquet on May 6.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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