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HSC researchers collaborate on new study to reduce alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors among college freshmen

Published: June 9, 2021

Mun Ray Lewis

By Sally Crocker Three School of Public Health (SPH) researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) – Eun-Young Mun, PhD, site Principal Investigator, and Melissa A. Lewis, PhD, of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems, and Zhengyang Zhou, PhD, Biostatistics and Epidemiology – are collaborating with Read More »

Dr. Diana Cervantes named among Fort Worth’s ‘most influential’ for public health service during the pandemic

Published: May 27, 2021

Diana Cervantes. Assistant Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology

By Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes has spent the last year keeping people informed and updated on all things coronavirus, and now she’s being recognized as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s “400 Most Influential People” for helping protect the community’s health during the pandemic. Dr. Cervantes is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Master Read More »

Circle of life brings SPH honors grad to a new day, new opportunities

Published: May 19, 2021

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By Sally Crocker The study of turkeys, fish, native wolves and other wildlife helped one of this year’s University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s (HSC) commencement award winners find connections to the people side of public health and her future career path. Sydney Manning, Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology student Read More »

For 2021 academic achievement honoree, food equals love, connections, healthy communities and more

Published: May 12, 2021

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By Sally Crocker Food has been an inspiration to student Amber Deckard’s academic career path and community service endeavors for as long as she can remember. Deckard – winner of this year’s University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) School of Public Health (SPH) Dean’s Commencement Award for Academic Achievement – grew up volunteering Read More »

Commencement awards and congratulations

Published: May 5, 2021


By Sally Crocker     This spring, 56 new School of Public Health graduates will celebrate Commencement. Three graduates are receiving special recognition, and a number of students are being named into honor societies for the fields of public health and health care management and policy. This year’s Leon Brachman Community Service Award honoree is Read More »

The comeback from COVID begins

Published: April 28, 2021


By Sally Crocker   Ambiguity and adaptation may be the way of life for 2021 as COVID restrictions roll back across communities, says Scott Walters, PhD, Regents Professor at the HSC School of Public Health. “Clearly, the comeback will be phased in waves,” Dr. Walters said. “It won’t be as easy as flipping on a Read More »

Supporting students and community through the pandemic has been top priority for SPH Academic Services team

Published: April 22, 2021

Academic Services

By Sally Crocker One year ago, COVID-19 turned the world upside down. Before the pandemic arrived, the HSC School of Public Health Academic Services department was in the usual zone, providing day-to-day resources and support to students, managing weekly “SPH Interlude” events with guest speakers and conversations around special topics, advising on internships and community Read More »