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Poster2021

Student work shines at SPH Maternal and Child Health and Health Disparities Poster Symposium

By Sally Crocker The School of Public Health (SPH) recently hosted its first annual Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Health Disparities Poster Symposium, featuring graduate student presentations from four courses in the public health core curriculum: Introduction to MCH, Introduction to Health Disparities, Human Sexuality and Reproductive Health, and MCH Epidemiology. These presentations represented…
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Want to take flight without a fight this holiday season? Buckling in with emotional intelligence can help

By Sally Crocker The 2021 holiday travel season is well underway. More than 2.3 million people were screened at airports around the country on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the busiest air travel day since the start of the pandemic. Millions more are planning to fly by the end of December – with airlines continuing to…

HSC researchers address social media influences on underage drinking

By Sally Crocker Approximately 11% of all alcohol consumed across the country is within the 12-20 age group, with 90% falling into the category of heavy-episodic drinking. Excessive drinking is responsible for thousands of deaths among underage youth each year. Two HSC School of Public Health researchers - Dana M. Litt, PhD, and Melissa A.…

Dr. Erika Thompson receives first Hope Award from Center for Transforming Lives

By Sally Crocker The first Hope Award honoring a volunteer whose extraordinary efforts make a significant difference in advancing the mission of the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) has been presented to Dr. Erika Thompson at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). Dr. Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics…
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Robyn Remotigue elected as Secretary for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

By Sally Crocker Robyn B. Remotigue, MPPA, CRA, Executive Director of the Office of Research Services at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) School of Public Health has been elected as incoming Secretary for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), to serve a two-year term beginning January…

New faculty member Dr. Nolan Kline translates public health science into action and collaboration

By Sally Crocker Nolan Kline, PhD, is the kind of person who can’t sit by when action is needed. A defining moment early in his college experience led Dr. Kline to a career in public health education, research and service, and as a new faculty member in the HSC School of Public Health, he now…

Fighting racial bias: HSC video-based simulation helps health care leaders prepare to manage complex ethical dilemmas

Simulation has long been recognized as a highly effective andragogical tool for enhancing problem-solving and communication skills. Actors in such simulations have been used since the 1960s to portray example patients and aid in training programs to assess diagnostic capabilities and empathy. While simulation through standardized patients, manikins, and video-based methods are commonplace in clinical…

HSC researchers receive new NIH grant to study, impact young adults’ risks from alcohol, marijuana

By Sally Crocker A new study led by researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) looks to uncover the perceptions that young adults have toward alcohol and marijuana and the personal safety, or protective, strategies they employ when using one or both substances together, to help reduce their…

New study finds more adults over age 65 are driving under the influence of alcohol and substances

By Sally Crocker One of the first research studies on the national impact of older adults driving under the influence reports that an estimated 3% of those over age 65 do so, which is especially concerning given that older Americans are already more prone to higher crash rates and accident-related deaths due to aging. The…
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New smartphone app provides real-time alcohol recovery support to homeless adults

By Sally Crocker A new smartphone application is helping residents of a Dallas homeless shelter combat problem drinking through an innovative program that uses machine learning to predict the feelings, triggers and situations that can lead to alcohol misuse. Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort…