UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER ESTABLISHES NEW INSTITUTE
FORT WORTH, Texas â?? The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth announced today the development of a new research institute, the Institute for Public Health Research.
The institute will emphasize a collaborative approach to prevention research and will strive to develop public health-related solutions for communities through academic-community partnerships with health departments, community organizations, health care delivery organizations, other health-related organizations and academic units within universities.
The institute will address the health and health care needs of the local, state and global community through applied research, communication, and professional and community training. Institute faculty, staff and students will use an array of research methods, including intervention studies, evaluation research, field trials, and demonstration projects, to affect changes in the health of targeted communities or population groups.
Components of the institute are five Centers of Research: the Center for Workforce Development and Public Health Leadership; Center for Disease Prevention and Research; Center for Occupational and Environmental Research and Training; Center for Cross-Cultural and Community Health Research; and the Center for Health Management and Policy Research. A primary focus through the centers will be to train public health students and practicing professionals in the latest techniques and practices for protecting the public health.
Dr. Fernando M. TreviÃ±o, dean of the School of Public Health, will serve as the director of the Institute for Public Health Research. Dr. Antonio A. RenÃ©, director of research for the School of Public Health, has been named associate director.
A growing trove of data to help scientists understand the biology of Alzheimer’s disease among diverse populations within the context of sociocultural, behavioral and environmental factors is now available through the Institute for Translational Research at The University of North Te...Read more
Jun 22, 2021
By Diane Smith-Pinckney The embroidery on Vic Holmes’ black scrubs identify him as a physician assistant and an ally to LGBTQ+ patients. The words, stitched under a rainbow-colored Caduceus pin and near his heart, read: “Vic Holmes, PA-C, He/Him/His, Family Medicine.” Pronouns are...Read more
Jun 21, 2021
By Sally Crocker Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, in the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), where...Read more
Jun 21, 2021
By Steven Bartolotta The humanistic side of medicine is alive and well at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TCOM Chapter of the Arnold P Gold Foundation inducted 45 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the campus of The University of North Texas H...Read more
Jun 15, 2021