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No effort too small in public health

Posted Date: December 19, 2016

As a public health student working on her doctoral degree, Erin Carlson, DrPH, questioned how reaching out to one local apartment complex could make a significant impact in breast cancer prevention. What she learned, after early detection saved the lives of several South Dallas women in that neighborhood, was that there are no small efforts Read More »

Public health professor inspires Eagle Scout badge, helps moms and babies

Posted Date: November 10, 2016

On any given day, you might find UNTHSC School of Public Health assistant professor Marcy L. Paul, PhD, reading to elementary students in local schools and day care centers, working with parents-to-be at area churches, helping high school kids clean up the environment, or connecting with others to build a healthier community. It’s no surprise Read More »

SPH training leads Biostatistics graduate to Harvard

Posted Date: October 19, 2016

When Kshitiz Rakesh (MPH ’15 Biostatistics) transferred to the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), he was seeking a program that would challenge him beyond the coursework, involve him in real-world health problems and solutions, and push him to advanced levels of statistical programming and data analysis. What he found was a place that gave Read More »

‘World War Z’ awareness fair to focus on zoonotic diseases

Posted Date: October 12, 2016

Scientists have long recognized the connection of diseases spread between animals and people, through viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. This is so common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that an estimated six out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. On November 9, 2016, UNTHSC public Read More »

Online degree works for Amarillo public health director

Posted Date: October 3, 2016

Caring for 250,00 people in addition to your own family can be a challenging job. So when Casie Stoughton, RN, MPH, decided to pursue a public health graduate degree, she knew the best option would be through online study (SPH Master of Public Health Professional Option). At the time, Stoughton was serving as Assistant Director Read More »

New students consider public health myths, perceptions

Posted Date: September 28, 2016

“In any field, it’s important to know how to work together with people who are different and come from backgrounds other than our own. Especially in community health, we find solutions in unique ways through collaboration with others. Each perspective brings something important to the table,” said Karen Bell, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Read More »

New Dean talks public health

Posted Date: August 11, 2016

“Our graduates are doing incredible things to make the world a better, safer, healthier place,” said Dennis Thombs, PhD, newly-named Dean of the UNTHSC School of Public Health. After serving for the last year as Interim Dean, Dr. Thombs was selected from among a pool of national candidates as the leader who will move the Read More »

UNT Health Science Center Appoints New Public Health Dean

Posted Date: August 8, 2016

Dr. Dennis Thombs has been named as the new dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth. Dr. Thombs has been serving as interim dean since August 2015 and was selected for the position from among a nationwide search of candidates. He has been with Read More »

A tradition of UNTHSC graduates

Posted Date: August 3, 2016

  2016 graduation was an “all in the family” celebration for Neda Moayad, DrPH, Adjunct Assistant Behavioral and Community Health Professor in the UNTHSC School of Public Health, when her daughter May received her medical degree from TCOM. Husband and proud dad, DFW-area neurologist Hamid Moayad, is a TCOM class of ’87 graduate, and Neda Read More »