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Student’s passion runs deep for a healthier Haiti

Posted Date: January 23, 2018

Public health student Abby Winstead made her first trip to Haiti on a ministry mission seven years ago, and when she graduates from UNT Health Science Center this spring, she will take on a full time position there to continue serving families in need. Winstead will manage maternal and child health programming for the non-profit… Read more »

New faculty researchers add national strength to public health program

Posted Date: January 16, 2018

UNT Health Science Center is poised to take on an expanded leadership role in public health education and research with the appointment of three nationally recognized alcohol and substance abuse researchers and an early-career faculty researcher focused on women’s and children’s health. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Melissa A. Lewis, Dr. Dana M. Litt,… Read more »

A tale of funding, public good and next steps

Posted Date: January 10, 2018

In 2012, a group of UNTHSC faculty were approached with a unique opportunity. Millions of dollars had suddenly become available through Medicaid to fund innovative health care delivery projects for low-income and uninsured patients. The catch? Funding was performance-based, awarded as successful progress was proven. The Health Science Center could lose money if the projects… Read more »

Helping communities plan for the unexpected

Posted Date: January 3, 2018

Through a CDC grant made possible by the American Planning Association-Texas and the Texas Public Health Association, a UNT Health Science Center instructor and students are leading an effort to help small and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations. With support from the UTA Urban Planning Department, the team, led by Dr. Melissa Oden… Read more »

MHA students bring home the gold at North Texas Case Competition

Posted Date: December 11, 2017

A team of UNT Health Science Center MHA students has taken the top prize at this year’s American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas (ACHENTX) Case Competition. Tasked with a real-world challenge, much like projects they will take on in their future careers as health care leaders, teams from UNTHSC and other North Texas universities… Read more »

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 »