Yearly Archives:: 2020

COVID-19: Expectant parents manage in a time of uncertainty

Published: March 24, 2020

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By Sally Crocker Arthur Mora, PhD, MHA, and his wife are concerned. With two young daughters ages 5 and 3 at home and a new baby on the way in just a few short weeks, the HSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems says he and his wife are closely Read More »

COVID-19: the importance of keeping up your social connections

Published: March 20, 2020

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By Sally Crocker As more kids find themselves homebound now that families across the country are practicing safe distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it may be important to increase, rather than limit, screen time for children and teens, say two researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Read More »

COVID-19: making the most of hunkering down right now

Published: March 18, 2020

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By Sally Crocker So you’ve heeded the warnings about the COVID-19 pandemic that has much of the world in lockdown right now. You have the food and essentials you need. You are set to work remotely, if that’s an option. You’re avoiding large gatherings and listening to officials who advise that social distancing is best Read More »

HSC introduces new MHA Online degree

Published: March 13, 2020

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By Sally Crocker Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, knows how it feels to want to be a part of making change happen. The incoming director of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) was practicing as a registered nurse and just Read More »

Dr. Erika Thompson honored with prestigious early-career research award

Published: March 2, 2020

Erika Thompson

By Sally Crocker Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, was first drawn to science in the seventh grade, when her class watched and reflected on the docudrama film And the Band Played On, based on a book about people, politics and the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s. The HSC Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Read More »

Campus community says goodbye to Dr. David Sterling, age 65

Published: January 27, 2020

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The campus community mourns the passing of UNTHSC School of Public Health Professor David Sterling, PhD, CIH, ROH, who said goodbye surrounded at home by family after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Dr. Sterling was a beloved Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department professor who touched the lives of many students and contributed in important Read More »

Partnerships in service build stronger community

Published: January 22, 2020

Community Partners Group Honorees

By Sally Crocker   Great things happen when community partners work together, and the collaborations between the UNTHSC School of Public Health and various local organizations continue to grow stronger as more is done to impact the community in different ways. Two years ago, local organizations were invited to campus to meet with SPH faculty Read More »

SPH Epidemiology students honored at 2019 APHA conference

Published: January 6, 2020

Nandy & Ashvita Garg

By Sally Crocker Two SPH epidemiology students were honored for their work at the recent American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting and expo in Philadelphia. The event’s theme was “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” The annual conference represents one of the largest annual gatherings of public health professionals in Read More »