UNTHSC-School of Public Health

September 2, 2011

PHSA Power Social


When: September 6th

Where: Blue Sushi Saki Grill

Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


Food and soft drinks will be provided! All other drinks must be purchased individually. Special dietary restirictions will be accommodated.


All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend!


Students: Please RSVP on the PHSA OrgSync page.


Faculty and staff:  Please RSVP to Lorena Manellari at lorena.manellari@live.unthsc.edu  

Society of Black Public Health Professionals (SBPHP)

Join The Society of Black Public Health Professionals (SBPHP) for our first meeting of the year! Come learn more about our organization and about our upcoming events!


When: September 8, 2011

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: EAD-719





Healthcare Administration Fellowship Panel Program

MHA Alumni Come Back to UNTHSC-SPH 


Join us and learn about their Healthcare Administrative Fellowship Experience and Opportunities.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Center for Learning & Development



Fellowship Panel Program 

3:30 - 5:00 PM 


5:00 - 6:00 PM



Branden Flowers,  MHA Class of 2010, Kaiser Permanente

Paul Gregory, MHA Class of 2010, VA Illiana Health Care System

Quynh-Chau Doan, MHA Class of 2011, Trinity Health 





Online Health Insurance Waiver or Enrollment System

The online health insurance waiver/ enrollment system for Fall 2011-12 is now operational. Students receiving financial aid are encouraged to follow these processes PRIOR to disbursement dates to insure accurate refunds/ student bills. All students will be charged for student health insurance UNLESS an online waiver is submitted and approved.


All enrolled students are required to have health coverage while enrolled at the UNTHSC. The University offers a school sponsored plan underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources. Information about this coverage can be viewed on the Student Health Insurance Page.


For more information, including comparable coverage guidelines or to enroll or waive out the school sponsored plan click here .

PHSA "The Communicator"


The Public Health Student Association has debuted its own monthly newsletter,   

The Communicator.


To view the first issue or to see upcoming PHSA events, click here.




Events & Updates

APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition


The APHA is hosting their 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition in


Washington, DC, this October 29 - November 2.


Registration and Housing for the 2011 Annual Meeting are now open. Take advantage of early-bird discounts and register today at www.apha.org/meetings/registration.


Complete your online registration and you will be linked to a housing form pre-populated with your contact information.

Volunteer or Paid Opportunity

Student workers are needed to tutor and mentor K-5th graders, middle and high school students at the Stop Six Community Go Center at ABChristian Learning Center. Position begins September 15. Students are paid if they are work study eligible. If not work study eligible they may volunteer. Please refer interested students to Liz Davis at (817) 773-1399 or ldavis@abchrist.org.


The Go Center/Literacy position is posted online at the UNTHSC financial aid (workstudy) job posting.






*Block your calendar every Tuesday from 3:00p.m.-5:30 p.m. for Tuesday Interlude sessions, Journal club, PHSA socials, and other events.


October 4

Career Roundtable


November 7-11

PhD comprehensive exam will be distributed sometime this week


November 11

MPH Comprehensive Exam

Campus Bible Study Group





We are organizing a new Bible study group on campus and would like to invite you to join!


This group is open to all students, faculty and staff.


Currently we meet on Friday's from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm but are open to suggestions.


In order to become a registered student organization and to be affiliated with Intervarsity Campus Fellowship, we need at least 10 members.


We are studying the book of James, chapter 4 this Friday, September 2 and welcome all who are interested to join us.


For more information, please contact me, Oladimeji (Ladi) Akinboro at oladimeji.akinboro@live.unthsc.edu


May God Bless You and Good Luck With Classes!


Ladi Akinboro

MPH Student- Biostatistics 





 Christian Medical Association


General meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month, from 12-1 pm in MET-125.

    • September 15
    • October 20
    • November 17
    • December 13 or 15 (tentatively)

Bible studies every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 12-12:45 pm. We are studying the book of 1st John this semester. We have a student from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who leads the studies for us.

  • September 14, in MET 213
  • October 12, in MET 213
  • November 9,  in MET 416
  • December 14 (tentatively), in MET 213
  • Social get-togethers-so far we have had a spaghetti dinner and a game night, and we had lots of fun at both! We will be having Thanksgiving and Christmas parties.


  1. Vision and Purpose: "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity" (Proverbs 17:17). We want to be the "hands and feet" of Jesus this year! If you see needs or have ideas, please contact Joanne Knight, our outreach coordinator, at joanne.knight@live.unthsc.ed


  • Officers of CMA:
    • President: Christina Ragland
    • Vice President: Katie Dodds
    • Secretary: Kelli Windsor
    • Treasurer: Adrian Dennington
    • Outreach Coordinator: Joanne Knight
    • Mission Trip Logisitcs: Stephen Baird and Tabitha Davies
    • Mission Trip Fundraising Coordinator: Anita Lazar
    • Advisor: Dr. Alan Stockard.

If you would like to be involved with the CMA, the easiest way for you to stay in the know with what is going on is for you to join us on OrgSync! We are really looking forward to having more public health students!  Please don't hesistate to contact me or any of the other officers.   


I hope to see you soon! May God bless you!

Kelli Windsor

CMA Secretary
TCOM Class of 2014

Internships and Fellowship Opportunities

National Cancer Institute

Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP)


The Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) has both six-month and one-year internship terms available. Application deadline is September 6th.


Health Communications applicants have some science background and/or education in: public health, epidemiology, public relations, health eduation, communications, science writing, statistics, social marketing, or journalism. 



  • Plan, develop, and promote cancer education programs and materials for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals
  • Gain experience in pre-testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials, and programs that reach the American public
  • Participate in professional meetings and training seminars


 Science Writing applicants have a science background with the ability to translate complex scientific concepts in to material suitable for a lay audience.



  •  Write fact sheets and press releases
  • Answer inquiries from the press
  • Attend and report on scientific meetings
  • Write feature length, creative articles on the latest, most important advances in cancer research
  • Participate in professional meetings and training seminars


 For additional information and an online application, visit http://hcip.nci.nih.gov/.

For questions, contact HCIP representatives at HCIP-Contact@mail.nih.gov.



ATPR Preventive Medicine & Public Health Fellowship Program (Hyattsville, MD)

Medicaid/Child Health and Healthcare Fellow 


In collaboration with senior researchers, the Fellow will initiate projects using
 the newly created NCHS survey/Medicaid administrative data linked files. These data files contain individual-level Medicaid eligiblitiy and utilization information linked to the detailed health and demographic data collected from the NCHS national surveys. It is anticipated all projects will evaluate aspects of health care utilization or expenditures (from the Medicaid files) in relation to data from national health surveys. it is anticipated that these research activities will result in one or more published reports or journal articles. 


Required and/or Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD) or medical degree with relevant additional training and the following qualifications:
    • A thorough understanding of the basic principles of epidemiology and biostatistics
    • Knowledge of multivariate statistical methods
    • Intermediate-level experience with a statistical computer package, preferably SAS or STATA
    • Experience with file construction and data manipulation is desirable
    • An interest in child health and health care


Period of Assignment:

September 1, 2011 to September 1, 2012 


Additional information and an online application can be found at



2011-2012 SOPHE Student Fellowship Applications

Deadline: September 20, 2011


Each year the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and partners recognize exemplary undergraduate and graduate students for their academic excellence, commitment to health education, and outstanding contributions that advance the profession of health education and promotion.


Four topic areas:


  • Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness
  • Quality of Life
  • Injury Prevention
  • Child/ Adolescent Health

Apply today for SOPHE's 2011-2012 student fellowship program. The criteria for each award and application details may be found here. 

Job Opportunities

Association of American Medical Colleges (Washington, DC)

Director of Health Disparities and Quality Research Policy 


The AAMC has a position open for the Director of Health Disparity and Quality Research Policy. The Director of Health Disparity and Quality Research Policy will hold a PhD or MD with at least 6 years of related experience in health disparity research. 



  •  Ability to lead, manage and implement a strategy for an AAMC health disparities research and policy agenda
  • Ability to design and implement research studies and program evaluation to assess health disparities research activities of member institutions, agencies and other stakeholders
  • Knowledge of qualitative research, familiarity with extracting data from databases, validation of data integrity, data analysis and report writing


 For more information and an online application, click here.

For more information on AAMC, visit http://www.aamc.org .  


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Four Positions Available 


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces four new job openings addressing public reporting and child health.



AHRQ is particularly interested in candidates from diverse racial and ethnic minority groups. Applications have August deadlines, visit the websites for more details.

University of Texas Soutwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)

Tracking and Evaluation - Senior Research Associate 



  • Plan and direct the Evaluation program components of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at UT Southwestern Medical Center  
  • Supervise other staff positions
  • Serve as regional and national CTSA Evaluation Program liaison. Attend meetings and disseminate information to program leaders and other involved in program evaluation
  • Provide and support in the NIH Annual Reporting and grant renewal processes

For more information, click here.


If you are interested in this position please send resume to Raul.Caetano@UTSouthwestern.edu








September 7 - 

 Last day to Drop a course without it appearing on student's transcript


September 30 - 

Last day to Drop a course or withdraw from UNTHSC with an automatic "W"


October 3 -

Beginning this date, instructors may drop a student with a grade of "WF" for non-attendance.


December 2 -

Last day to drop a course with consent of the instructor or withdraw from UNTHSC 


December 5-9 -

Final examination schedule


December 9 -

Last day of term


December 14 -

Grades due to registrar by 5:00 PM