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Patient advocate and researcher honored with 2018 Health Literacy Hero award

Posted Date: October 9, 2018
Wagner Teresa Hero Award1

By Sally Crocker Dr. Teresa Wagner’s own experiences as a mother trying to help her daughters through two life-threatening health scares, misdiagnosis and providers’ failure to recognize critical symptoms ignited her passion to lead the charge for improved patient health literacy and better communication between physicians and patients across Texas. In recognition of her efforts to Read More »

First semester of college represents ‘red zone’ for student drinking

Posted Date: September 27, 2018
Dr. Dana Litt

By Sally Crocker What happens in the first semester of college can profoundly impact students’ alcohol use and future drinking behaviors, especially during the first six weeks, says UNTHSC Associate Professor Dana M. Litt, PhD, who is leading a new study on ways to reach freshmen when they are most impressionable. This three-year project is funded Read More »

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 »