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THR teams with UNT system on unique student internships to improve community health

By Sally Crocker In a unique collaboration, Texas Health Resources has teamed with UNT system schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to work collectively on implementing community health projects. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health is one of those partners working with Texas Health’s…
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SPH joins The Network: Towards Unity For Health, Dean Dharamsi named to organization’s international advisory board

By Sally Crocker The School of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has become a member of The Network: Towards Unity For Health, and Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, SPH Dean, has been named to the TUFH international advisory board. TUFH is an official non-state actor of the World…
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Heart Health Awareness

The UNTHSC School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Parker County Hospital District, SaferCare Texas and BEST EMS, is launching an impactful public health video for February's Heart Health Month. The video is part a larger UNTHSC campaign to raise awareness about heart health. The campaign video features real footage of a dramatic rescue…

Dr. Erika Thompson elected as American Academy of Health Behavior secretary

By Sally Crocker Dr. Erika Thompson, associate 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 as secretary for the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). “It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Thompson has been elected…
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Dr. Teresa Wagner encourages TWU graduates to find their ‘why’ at December commencement

By Sally Crocker “Growing up as a Hispanic girl with a single mother in the 1970s and ‘80s when neither was popular or well accepted, I never dreamed that my life would one day have purpose or make an impact on other people’s lives,” Dr. Teresa Wagner recently shared with graduates from the Texas Woman’s…
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Breaking down the barriers to HPV vaccination

By Sally Crocker Much of Dr Erika Thompson’s work is focused on HPV research and prevention. Recently, she presented a Grand Rounds talk at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth on “Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Interventions to Increase HPV Vaccination across the Life Course.” Thompson is an associate professor of…
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HSC School of Public Health releases IMPACT 2030 strategic plan

By Sally Crocker The School of Public Health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has released its new strategic plan – IMPACT 2030: Commitment to Community – to steer the course of the school into the future. “The completion of this plan represents months of tireless effort, inclusive collaboration…
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SPH associate dean Dr. Emily Spence named as incoming ASPPH practice section chair

By Sally Crocker Dr. Emily Spence, associate dean for community engagement and health equity at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Public Health, has been elected as incoming chair for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s practice section. Spence will serve in this role from…
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SPH supports HSC’s successful Remote Area Medical community clinic again in 2023

By Sally Crocker More than 377 local patients were served, at a private health care value of $1.5 million, by Remote Area Medical (RAM) – a nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering high quality dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals – in partnership with The University of North Texas Health Science…
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SPH program on ‘Artificial Intelligence, Health Equity and the Future of Public Health’ draws record attendance

By Sally Crocker More than 200 guests, both in person and online, participated in the recent School of Public Health workforce event on “Artificial Intelligence, Health Equity and the Future of Public Health” at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Artificial intelligence is expected to bring significant changes to the…