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Dr. Scott Walters named as UNT System Regents Professor

Posted Date: 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 »

Professor demonstrates how educated women can change the world

Posted Date: August 14, 2018
Kenya Littleboy

By Sally Crocker Dr. Katherine Fogelberg and friends are building a school in Kenya. Their mission is to empower girls, to show them that big dreams are achievable and anything is possible through education and support. The UNT Health Science Center public health professor deeply understands what it means when someone is there to lend a Read More »

MPH Online helps inform one doctor’s MD and PhD studies

Posted Date: August 13, 2018
Austin Meyer

By Sally Crocker Dr. Austin G. Meyer was already working on both a PhD in Biochemistry and a medical degree at other Texas universities when he decided to enroll in UNT Health Science Center’s Master of Public Health online program. Why? “I had thought about it for a long time,” he said. “Medical school focuses primarily Read More »

Do private rooms lower the risk of hospital-acquired infections?

Posted Date: August 6, 2018
Liam Oneill

By Sally Crocker Private hospital rooms may save lives by reducing the risk of a dangerous type of hospital-acquired infection, according to UNT Health Science Center researchers in a new study published in PLOS ONE. Liam O’Neill, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNTHSC School of Public Health, who led the Read More »

Public health, private healthcare work together on common goal

Posted Date: July 26, 2018
Armando Moreno

By Sally Crocker When public health and private healthcare work together, more can be accomplished in preventing tuberculosis (TB), says recent UNT Health Science Center graduate Armando Moreno, MPH ’18, Health Management and Policy. Moreno had an opportunity to collaborate over the last year with another graduate of the UNTHSC School of Public Health while completing Read More »

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

Posted Date: July 9, 2018
Homeless Drinking 1

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
Suicide Story Stock Image

By Sally Crocker 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 Read More »