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New NIH study: Smartphone app could improve alcohol treatment, quality of life for homeless adults

Posted Date: July 9, 2018
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By Sally Crocker Researchers from UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) have been awarded a two-year, $650,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R34 grant to develop and test a novel smartphone-based alcohol treatment for homeless adults. Scott Walters, PhD, Professor and Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems Read More »

Battling the rising rates of suicide

Posted Date: June 25, 2018
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The recent high-profile suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought wide attention to a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S. New CDC data reports that suicide rates have increased by 30 percent since 1999, and a UNT Health Science Center alumnus points out that for every Read More »

Four great job offers lead new SPH grad to Dartmouth Institute

Posted Date: June 11, 2018
Cathleen Kearns

Devang Agravat, MPH (Biostatistics), who graduated in May from the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), received four employment offers from well-respected research institutes around the country, selecting the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice as his place to be. Devang recently moved to the Dartmouth College community in New Hampshire to begin Read More »

Mosquito monitoring protects Fort Worth again this year

Posted Date: June 4, 2018
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While most people do everything they can to avoid mosquitos in the summer, medical entomologist Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, goes out of his way to track them down. Dr. Lee, an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has spent the last six mosquito seasons researching the Read More »

UNTHSC student honored with prestigious U.S. Public Health Service Award

Posted Date: May 25, 2018
Marissa Tan

UNT Health Science Center dual-degree student Marissa Tan, who graduates this month with both a D.O. degree and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), has received the U.S. Public Health Service Award for Excellence in Public Health, in recognition of her work to promote health equity through academics, research and volunteerism. This national award is Read More »

UNTHSC serving as 2018 national USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium ‘Academic Partner’

Posted Date: May 21, 2018
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UNT Health Science Center has been selected as this year’s Academic Partner for the 2018 United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Scientific and Training Symposium, to be held June 4-7 in Dallas. This conference, which annually draws more than 1,200 U.S. Public Health Service members and health professionals nationwide, offers an opportunity for attendees to Read More »

End of Year Celebration honors special achievements

Posted Date: May 9, 2018
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The UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health (SPH) recently recognized 2017-18 academic year student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments at its annual End of Year Celebration. At the ceremony, Brandon Hoff, MPH – Maternal and Child Health (MACH) concentration, was admitted into the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Omega national public health honor Read More »