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National Public Health Week focuses on community: protecting, connecting, thriving

By Sally Crocker National Public Health Week is a time each year to celebrate the essential services of public health professionals who work tirelessly to promote their communities’ health, safety and wellbeing. National Public Health Week is held each April, sponsored by the American Public Health Association. Students, faculty and staff of the School of…
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New cannabis research encourages legislation to protect consumer safety, especially children

By Sally Crocker New research by Dr. Matthew Rossheim at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health has analyzed the concerning marketing practices of derived psychoactive cannabis products – including their growing availability in the Fort Worth community and online – to encourage better accountability and legislation…
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SPH dean Dr. Shafik Dharamsi named to ASPPH global engagement and partnerships advisory committee

By Sally Crocker Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, dean of the School of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, has been selected to serve on the Global Engagement and Partnerships Advisory Committee of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). ASPPH is the voice of accredited academic…
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SPH students gain skills, certification through mental health first aid training course

By Sally Crocker More than one in five U.S. adults today are affected by mental health-related difficulties. On average, 130 people die by suicide every day, and during the years 1999-2019, more than 840,000 people died from drug overdoses. In 2019, the World Health Organization says, 970 million people globally were living with a mental…
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March 2024 marks significant honors for SPH faculty member, Dr. Teresa Wagner

By Sally Crocker March 2024 has been a significant month for Dr. Teresa Wagner, associate professor of health administration and policy at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health. During the National Academies of Practice annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, she was inducted into the Registered Dietitian…
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SPH achieves maximum reaccreditation term from the Council on Education for Public Health

By Sally Crocker The School of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has received reaccreditation for the maximum seven-year term by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). HSC’s School of Public Health is one of only four CEPH-accredited public health schools in Texas. CEPH is…
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Strengthening alliances with Texas Association of City and County Health Officials

By Sally Crocker The Texas Association of City and County Officials (TACCHO) recently held its 2024 public health conference in Houston. The conference was designed to improve state and local health department practices for planning and implementation of public health programs, policies and system changes through the use of data, health equity, community partnerships and a strong…
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Dr. Malinee Neelamegam elected to South Asian Public Health Association executive council

Dr. Malinee Neelamegam, assistant professor of population and community health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health, has been elected to the executive council of the South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA). Dr. Neelamegam's appointment to this position reflects her dedication to advancing public health initiatives…
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SPH welcomes new faculty member Dr. Babayemi Olakunde

By Sally Crocker Dr. Babayemi Olakunde has spent the majority of his career in the coordination of HIV response in Nigeria. The country has one of the highest burdens of HIV/AIDS in the world, with an estimated 1.9 million people living with HIV and nearly 75,000 new infections per year. Nigeria’s mortality rates for women…
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HSC wins bronze in International Serious Play Awards

By Sally Crocker The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth recently won a bronze award from the prestigious international Serious Play Conference. The organization honors outstanding digital and board/tabletop games used for training, education or other game-based learning programs. Designed with other HSC collaborators by Emily Belew, MHA, LNFA, instructor in…