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Alumni Profile – Patrick K. Moonan, DrPH, MPH

Published: May 16, 2019


By Sally Crocker Meet Dr. Moonan, a UNT Health Science Center 2005 DrPH (Epidemiology) and 2002 MPH-Epidemiology graduate. Job Title: Associate Chief of Science, Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta. Dr. Moonan is currently responsible for maintaining scientific integrity for all tuberculosis-related activities with the Division of Read More »

Alumni Profile – Meet Linda Cheng

Published: May 16, 2019

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By Sally Crocker Linda L. Cheng, DDS, MPH, CPH, FAGD, ABGD, is a Clinical Associate Professor and a Group Leader in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. She has been a faculty member at the dental college since 2001 and was recently promoted to Clinical Associate Professor, effective September 2019. Read More »

UNTHSC alum and field veteran to direct MPH Epidemiology program

Published: May 2, 2019

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By Sally Crocker The best way to learn about public health is to live it. As a UNT Health Science Center student working on her master’s and doctoral degrees, Diana Treviño Cervantes, DrPH, MPH, was already actively pursuing a career where she could make a difference in the lives of others. Dr. Cervantes was employed as Read More »

US opioid crisis sparks campus, community conversations

Published: April 26, 2019

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By Sally Crocker Every day, more than 130 Americans die and more than 1,000 people are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for misuse of opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Oxycontin and other prescription pain relievers. “Arguably, the opioid epidemic is our country’s foremost public health challenge,” said Dr. Dennis Thombs, Dean of the UNTHSC School of Read More »

UNTHSC says farewell but not goodbye to Dr. Witold Migala

Published: April 17, 2019

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By Sally Crocker   Dr. Witold Migala is ready to hit the road again. The epidemiologist who has traveled the world helping people from Haiti and Madagascar to Nigeria and beyond has lived, worked in or experienced more than 75 countries during his lifetime. He was in the first UNT Health Science Center cohort to graduate Read More »

End of Year Celebration honors special achievements

Published: April 12, 2019

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By Sally Crocker   The School of Public Health recently recognized 2018-19 academic year student, faculty and staff accomplishments at its annual End of Year Celebration.  This year’s Dean’s List honorees, representing a select group who achieved excellence in their academic program, including those at the top 10% of their class, were: Victoria Carver Ambriale Davis Read More »

SPH students, alum recognized at 2019 Research Appreciation Day

Published: April 1, 2019

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By Sally Crocker UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH) students Cassidy Loparco, Roslin Jose and Sarah Matthes, along with SPH alum and current TCOM student Brandon Hoff, were all honored for their winning poster presentations at this year’s UNTHSC Research Appreciation Day (RAD), held March 29. RAD is a longstanding UNTHSC tradition bringing together the university’s Read More »

Hearts and minds connect in service to Puerto Rico

Published: March 28, 2019


By Sally Crocker One of Robyn Remotigue’s most prized possessions is a painting that highlights the word “service,” recently presented in thanks by a university colleague in Puerto Rico. In the wake of 2017’s devastating strike of Hurricane Maria, residents have struggled to repair the damage and resume important community services. Schools, too, were hit hard. Read More »

New study links preventable diabetes hospitalizations to underlying behavioral health

Published: March 18, 2019

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By Sally Crocker A new study by UNTHSC public health researchers points to important information that may help health care providers, policymakers and insurance payers reduce the risk of preventable hospitalizations for diabetes patients by providing insight into the relationship between these hospitalizations and behavioral health conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and drug or Read More »