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SPH MHA students receive UTMB fellowships

Posted Date: July 8, 2016

Matthew Johnson (SPH MHA ‘16) has been named as a 2016-17 Administrative Fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). He previously served as an intern for UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and for JPS Health Network in Tarrant County. Johnson said he was drawn to the business side of health care, Read More »

New study finds patient privacy risks in sharing research data

Posted Date: June 10, 2016

Health care researchers publishing new studies use methods to remove identifiable patient information when sharing their data, which is often required by grant funding organizations and journals publishing the research. Yet, even with those precautionary measures, a UNT Health Science Center public health professor has found that online attackers could still identify individual patient health Read More »

Two SPH students receive poster honors at international competition

Posted Date: June 9, 2016

Two UNTHSC public health students won Best Student Poster awards at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition, recently held in Baltimore. The international conference is held annually for professionals in industrial hygiene and other occupational and environmental health and safety professions. The organization’s Biological Monitoring Committee recognized Vedant Gohil for his presentation on Read More »

Cultural understanding impacts disease control and education

Posted Date: May 25, 2016

In a war-torn country where poverty, starvation, poor living conditions and limited access to health care paints a bleak picture, there is still a certain formality in the way life is lived and customs are observed. As UNT Health Science Center Assistant Professor Erin Carlson, DrPH, experienced during a recent trip to Uganda – where Read More »

Epidemiology students receive national honors

Posted Date: May 24, 2016

For the second year, two UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health students have been selected from a nationwide search for the Graduate Student Epidemiology Training Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The summer program provides hands-on Maternal and Child Health epidemiology Read More »

Building homes, building a healthier community

Posted Date: May 19, 2016

    UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health (SPH) students, faculty and staff recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity effort to help build homes for two Fort Worth families. The effort was coordinated by the UNTHSC Public Health Student Association. “It was great for our school to participate in this important effort,” Read More »

Developing collaborations across the globe

Posted Date: May 13, 2016

  During a recent trip to South Korea in which he represented the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), Joon Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, presented two of his research studies to scholarly and governmental audiences. He spoke on “An Application of Entomology in Urban Social Environment” at Andong National Read More »

Health Innovations Contest 2016

Posted Date: May 2, 2016

As part of National Public Health Week 2016, SPH students were invited to present their ideas for improving the world in this year’s Health Innovations Contest. The national theme for this year’s celebration was “Healthiest Nation 2030,” sponsored by the American Public Health Association, with a focus on building a nation of safe, healthy communities; Read More »

SPH End of Year Awards

Posted Date: April 27, 2016

National Public Health Week 2016 concluded with the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH) annual awards ceremony, held at Marquis on Magnolia in Fort Worth, where student, faculty, staff and community special honors were presented. Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons, MPH, Community Health, was presented with the Richard S. Kurz Award, given to an outstanding public health graduate exemplifying Read More »