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Old medical bag carries generations of hopes and wishes

Posted Date: November 16, 2017

Thirty-eight years ago, Dr. Lilly Ramphal-Naley received a special gift on her medical school graduation day, and now she has passed it on to a UNTHSC public health graduate who will soon be caring for patients himself. The gift- a doctor’s bag – is probably over 100 years old. It was presented to Nnamdi Maduabum,… Read more »

Big idea leads to Grand results

Posted Date: November 15, 2017

When Dr. Thad Miller introduced a different kind of course project to his Health Insurance and Managed Care class, he knew it would be interesting, but he had no idea that it would result in one of the university’s largest and most collaborative Grand Rounds in many years. How did a unique teaching experiment go… Read more »

MHA graduate’s career path inspired by people, school and the future of health care

Posted Date: November 7, 2017

Within two months of graduating from the UNTHSC School of Public Health (MHA ’16), Harleen Singh took on a highly selective administrative residency with Baylor Scott & White Health (BS&W), one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States. This two-year postgraduate program – which helps prepare future health care leaders so… Read more »

SPH students treated to a ‘Healthy Halloween’

Posted Date: November 3, 2017

UNT Health Science Center public health students celebrated Halloween 2017 in healthy style. As part of a community-wide “Public Health in Action Series,” the School of Public Health was treated to a nutritious, tasty cooking demonstration courtesy of the Blue Zones Project Fort Worth. Vahista Ussery, known locally as “Chef V,” boiled the pot to… Read more »

Zoonotic Disease Fair to cover important topics for Texas

Posted Date: October 24, 2017

UNTHSC students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Zoonotic Disease Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on November 21, to learn about some of the common diseases found in Texas that can be passed from animals to humans. “It pays to be aware,” said public health student Emily Blankenship, who is helping… Read more »

New study finds link between legalized marijuana and reduced opioid deaths

Posted Date: October 12, 2017

UNT Health Science Center researchers and colleagues have released findings from a new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showing a reduction in opioid-related deaths following legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado. Illegal and legally prescribed opioids now account for nearly 30,000 deaths a year in the United States, and the CDC says… Read more »

Alumni Accomplishments

Posted Date: October 4, 2017

Helena Sung, who received her MPH in Health Management and Policy from the UNTHSC School of Public Health in 2014, has been awarded the Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowship in Human Rights and Law from the World Without Genocide organization at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ferencz fellowships are named for one… Read more »

Extraordinary teamwork leads TCOM student to new TB discoveries

Posted Date: October 2, 2017

Collaboration between TCOM, the UNTHSC School of Public Health, the CDC and Tarrant County Public Health resulted in a research publication and presentation at a national meeting for student Patrick Crowley, TCOM class of 2018. Crowley has been published in the Texas Journal of Public Health for his work with Dr. Thad Miller, Associate Professor… Read more »

IPE event studies lessons of Gotham

Posted Date: September 27, 2017

Incoming School of Public Health graduate students participated in their first Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) event of the year to discuss the summer’s common reading exercise for Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives, the bestselling book that tells the tale of how New York City launched… Read more »

MHA student honored by American Public Health Association

Posted Date: September 21, 2017

Perhaps the main reason that UNT Health Science Center student Shivani Goswami was selected as this year’s Barbara Starfield Medical Scholar by the American Public Health Association (APHA) is because of her desire to build a better healthcare system. As a future healthcare leader selected for this prestigious national honor, she will be involved in… Read more »