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National Public Health Week focuses on community: protecting, connecting, thriving

By Sally Crocker National Public Health Week is a time each year to celebrate the essential services of public health professionals who work tirelessly to promote their communities’ health, safety and wellbeing. National Public Health Week is held each April, sponsored by the American Public Health Association. Students, faculty and staff of the School of…
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New cannabis research encourages legislation to protect consumer safety, especially children

By Sally Crocker New research by Dr. Matthew Rossheim at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health has analyzed the concerning marketing practices of derived psychoactive cannabis products – including their growing availability in the Fort Worth community and online – to encourage better accountability and legislation…
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SPH dean Dr. Shafik Dharamsi named to ASPPH global engagement and partnerships advisory committee

By Sally Crocker Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, dean of the School of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, has been selected to serve on the Global Engagement and Partnerships Advisory Committee of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). ASPPH is the voice of accredited academic…
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SPH students gain skills, certification through mental health first aid training course

By Sally Crocker More than one in five U.S. adults today are affected by mental health-related difficulties. On average, 130 people die by suicide every day, and during the years 1999-2019, more than 840,000 people died from drug overdoses. In 2019, the World Health Organization says, 970 million people globally were living with a mental…
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March 2024 marks significant honors for SPH faculty member, Dr. Teresa Wagner

By Sally Crocker March 2024 has been a significant month for Dr. Teresa Wagner, associate professor of health administration and policy at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health. During the National Academies of Practice annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, she was inducted into the Registered Dietitian…