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Texas nurse follows her heart to public health, where doctoral degree leads to top-ranking postgrad fellowship

By Sally Crocker Graduating PhD student Anna Galvin, MSN, RN, would like more nurses to know how great a fit public health is to their profession. “If I could convince more nurses to build their public health background and perspective, I would - nursing and public health are a perfect combination,” Galvin said as she…

Epidemiology PhD grad heads to top-ranked Sloan Kettering for health disparities fellowship and next exciting career step

By Sally Crocker University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) PhD graduate Noah Peeri is off to an exciting postdoctoral fellowship program with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, one of the world’s leading institutions in patient care, research and education. Peeri graduated from the HSC School of Public…
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How worried should you be about monkeypox?

By Sally Crocker The chances of most Americans contracting monkeypox are slim, says an epidemiology expert at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) School of Public Health. Dr. Diana Cervantes, an Assistant Professor and Director of HSC’s Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate studies program in Epidemiology, has long…
Esther Annan

PhD Epidemiology graduate scores prestigious fellowship to Princeton

By Sally Crocker Esther Annan is moving to Princeton this summer. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) School of Public Health (SPH) student completes her PhD in Epidemiology in June 2022 and will leave for a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship where she will teach and advance her research in dengue…
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School of Public Health faculty tenure announcements

By Sally Crocker The School of Public Health is pleased to announce that the UNT System Board of Regents granted tenure at their May 19, 2022, meeting to Dr. Erika Thompson and Dr. Rajesh Nandy, effective September 1. Dr. Thompson joined HSC in 2018. Her research interests address sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and…

Special K in the clubs? Controlled substance ketamine makes its way into nightlife scenes, clubs and today’s festival party culture

By Sally Crocker Ketamine, a veterinary anesthetic introduced in 1962 and FDA-approved under limited conditions for humans in 1970, has made its way into today’s nightclub and festival scenes and has even been used in unauthorized circumstances by law enforcement for its mistakenly perceived calming effects during arrests. Often called various street names like K,…
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SPH presents June 6 Grand Rounds on U.S. opioid epidemic

Nearly one million people have died from a drug overdose in the past decade, with a sharp increase since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A variety of evidence-based strategies exist to prevent overdoses, but they are often not well implemented into community settings. The HSC School of Public Health (SPH) will present a Grand…

Data scientists like Dr. Justin Luningham, SPH faculty, play important role in assuring trust, integrity in research

By Sally Crocker “Trust” is a powerful word. In research, the reliability of data and the methods used to analyze that data can change people’s lives and have a profound impact on the world. Research scientists, especially in public health, want to know that the information they report and the conclusions they offer are based…
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SPH presents 2022 End of Year awards

By Sally Crocker The UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health (SPH) recently recognized student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments at its annual End of Year Celebration. This year’s Leon Brachman Award was presented to two SPH students, Laura Kade and Joseph Odeyemi. The Brachman award is given annually to a public health student…
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Sally Crocker wins international award for story about opioid crisis

By Eric Griffey Sally Crocker knew immediately when she heard her “ah-ha” moment. While the associate director of academic communications for the School of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth was interviewing Dr. Scott Walters — steering committee chair of a National Institutes of Health opioid crisis…