Public health professor awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ramisetty-Mikler, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at UNTHSC’s School of Public Health, will teach a graduate health research/data analysis course in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and will conduct research on preconception, prenatal health behavior and health literacy among Saudi women. She also will undertake Fulbright assignments, such as conducting seminars for advanced students/directory/, advising students on research and speaking to Saudi health care professionals on selected topics.
More than 150 countries currently participate in the Fulbright program, directed by the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more than 60 years, Fulbright scholars have helped to develop international understanding, communication and long-term cooperative relationships among countries around the world, working in education, politics, economics and social/cultural areas.
As a U.S. representative in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ramisetty-Mikler will help fulfill the principal purpose of the Fulbright Program – to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and the host country.
Treating hot flashes without the side effects
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Teens who dream of becoming doctors learn about medical school
“I want to be a cardiologist, and Camp Cardiac is really helping,” said Alina Khan, an Irving high school student. She and about two dozen other teenagers from all over the Metroplex have converged on the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth to participate in Camp Cardiac. It’s a national program that lets high… Read more »
Yurvati changes lives by listening to the patient
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Hispanic Wellness Fair provides health services to the entire community
The public is invited to a free Aug. 1 health and wellness event with special emphasis on back-to-school needs. The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth is a founding sponsor of the Hispanic Wellness Fair, now in its 17th year. It’s organized by the Hispanic Wellness Coalition. The fair caters to the needs of… Read more »
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