Yearly Archives:: 2020

Navigating through July 4th and the summer of COVID-19

Published: June 29, 2020

Backyard Barbecue

By Sally Crocker   “Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Stay six feet apart from others in public. And stay home if you can.” The Texas Governor’s Office issued an updated Executive Order on June 26, closing bars and certain other businesses and reducing indoor restaurant capacity to 50% around the state. In light of Read More »

Food insecurity concerns heighten for many as COVID-19 again surges

Published: June 26, 2020

Food Insecurity Food Bank

By Sally Crocker    New HSC faculty member Charlotte Noble, PhD, MPH, and her family moved from Florida to Fort Worth in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little was yet known about the reach of the virus, its outcomes and how long it would last. Months later, as states like Texas and Read More »

HSC professor working to safeguard against oral cancers

Published: June 24, 2020

Dr Stacey Griner

By Sally Crocker  What’s known is that 66% of oropharyngeal cancers are HPV-related. In mid June, the FDA approved the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, for the prevention of certain HPV-related head and neck cancers. What’s still to be explored is why HPV vaccine rates remain low – despite strong public health recommendations in favor of Read More »

Honoring Pride Month and the power of change

Published: June 22, 2020

Pride Flag

By Sally Crocker  Dr. Stephan Davis could never have predicted the tumultuous world events that would impact his new leadership role with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) LGBTQ Forum. As the HSC Assistant Professor and School of Public Health MHA Program Director prepared for his incoming year in this important, national position, getting Read More »

Army buddies celebrate HSC grad’s achievements from Kuwait

Published: June 18, 2020

Maurico Ripley With Friends

By Sally Crocker   There was a big celebration in Kuwait when new HSC graduate Maurico Ripley’s diploma arrived with the daily mail. Ripley is a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) who has been deployed to the Middle East for most of his graduate program, studying with the HSC School of Public Health online – Read More »

HSC webinar addresses unprecedented time in nursing leadership history

Published: June 15, 2020

Leadership Nurses Month

By Sally Crocker The world is having some important conversations right now. The burden of COVID-19, especially on communities of color, has been heavy over the last several months. Health and social inequities, racism and basic human rights have taken center stage as problems that all citizens must address. In recent weeks, one of the Read More »

HSC honors grad searches for solutions to U.S. military suicides

Published: June 5, 2020

Crow Bruce

By Sally Crocker When Bruce Crow, PsyD, MPH, retired after 30 years of active duty as a U.S. Army Colonel and military psychologist, he was still in the prime of his career and seeking answers to one of the biggest problems plaguing those in the uniformed services today – suicide. According to the American Psychological Read More »