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UNTHSC volunteers prepare for Tarrant-area Homeless Count – you can help

Published: January 16, 2019

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By Sally Crocker Groups of UNTHSC students, faculty and staff are being organized by the School of Public Health to assist with this year’s Tarrant County Homeless Count on January 24. Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer, SPH Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity, makes this volunteer endeavor part of her public health classes each year, giving Read More »

Lessons learned at early age connect with public health career

Published: December 17, 2018

Jaime Gonzalez

By Sally Crocker   Growing up, Dr. Jaime González thought he might one day become a priest. Life, however, had other plans, taking him on a different path of serving others, through public health and health-related services. As Chief Business Development Officer for the Health Plan Alliance, a national trade organization that brings health plans, hospitals Read More »

Highlights from APHA 2018 conference

Published: December 12, 2018

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By Sally Crocker   UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH) students, faculty and alumni participated in a variety of educational workshops and had opportunity to network at dinners and other events as part of this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego. More than 13,000 public health professionals from across Read More »

Systems Thinking Symposium brings new energy, perspectives to TB elimination in the U.S.

Published: November 26, 2018

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By Sally Crocker Thought leaders from around the country recently joined forces at UNT Health Science Center to brainstorm on new approaches for controlling an ages old health risk. “A century ago, my grandmother lost her sister, mother and grandfather to tuberculosis,” said Dr. Thaddeus Miller, UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH) Associate Professor and Principal Read More »

Patient advocate and researcher honored with 2018 Health Literacy Hero award

Published: October 9, 2018

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By Sally Crocker Dr. Teresa Wagner’s own experiences as a mother trying to help her daughters through two life-threatening health scares, misdiagnosis and providers’ failure to recognize critical symptoms ignited her passion to lead the charge for improved patient health literacy and better communication between physicians and patients across Texas. In recognition of her efforts to Read More »

First semester of college represents ‘red zone’ for student drinking

Published: September 27, 2018

Dr. Dana Litt

By Sally Crocker What happens in the first semester of college can profoundly impact students’ alcohol use and future drinking behaviors, especially during the first six weeks, says UNTHSC Associate Professor Dana M. Litt, PhD, who is leading a new study on ways to reach freshmen when they are most impressionable. This three-year project is funded Read More »

Dr. Scott Walters named as UNT System Regents Professor

Published: August 20, 2018

Scott Walters

By Sally Crocker For nearly 20 years, Dr. Scott Walters has served others in extraordinary ways through research, teaching, scholarship, community service and contributions to the public good. In recognition of his work and its impact, the UNT System Board of Regents has awarded Dr. Walters with a rare academic distinction as Regents Professor. Dr. Walters, Read More »