UNTHSC-School of Public HealthOctober 21, 2011
In this Issue
Student Focus Group
TPHTC- Paid Internship
Intent to Graduate
BACH Professor Candidate
CPH Exam
Seminars & Grand Rounds
Tuesday Interlude
Campus Bible Study
Academic Calendar
Just for Students
A new Spring 2012 elective course is being offered in Project Management in Healthcare (HMAP 5391). The course will be held Mondays from 3-6 pm.

For a full course description click on the link below HMAP 5391.
Alumni News
The MAC 3 (Metroplex Area Consortium of Career Centers) is hosting an Alumni Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, TX.


View the attached link for more information, 

MAC 3 Flier.

PHSA "The Communicator"

Check out this month's issue of The Communicator!


The Communicator has upcoming PHSA events, extracurricular changes, and updates from your PHSA officers and representatives.


To view the first issue, click here.

Save The Date
Block your calendar every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. for Tuesday interlude sessions, journal club, PHSA socials, and other events.

October 25

Journal Club-EAD 703

3:30 pm- 5:00 pm


"Writing an Abstract" Training Session 3-4 PM EAD-719


November 7-11

PhD comprehensive exam will be distributed sometime this week


November 11

MPH Comprehensive Exam


November 29

Resume Review EOHS, HMAP, MHA, DrPH, PhD students


UNTHSC-School of Public Health 

Attention all upcoming summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012 graduates:


The School of Public Health is hosting our first pre-commencement and awards ceremony. This ceremony is a special recognition ceremony where the School of Public Health faculty and administration recognize the accomplishments of our graduates. It will replace the graduate banquet. Please note that you will now be hooded at this event and not at commencement.  

Date: May 19, 2012 (same day as commencement)

Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: Fort Worth Science & History Museum

Students/Faculty/Staff: Please arrive at 8:00 a.m.

Parking: You may park at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and walk to the Fort Worth Science & History Museumor park in the lot near the Science and History Museum.


Additional information will be provided at a later date.


For questions, please contact Misty Smethers at misty.smethers@unthsc.edu


SPH News and Events
For the Semester and School Year
Dean Kurz- Student Focus Group
MPH & MHA Students:


Join Dr. Kurz on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 for a student focus group!


We want to know what you think! Is there something we could improve? What are we doing well? Are there issues or concerns that need to be addressed? Please join us on Tuesday, November 8 to provide feedback.


3:30-4:30 p.m. - MPH Focus Group 


4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. --FREE PIZZA!


5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.- MHA Focus Group


Where: LIB 110 (Mini-auditorium)


Can't attend? Send your feedback to Misty Smethers at misty.smethers@unthsc.edu. Subject: Student Focus Group


Doctoral Students: We haven't forgotten about you! We will arrange a separate time to gather your feedback. Continue reading this newsletter for details.

Texas Public Health Training Center- PAID INTERNSHIP
The TPHTC Governmental Public Health Practice Award is a 200 hour, paid ($2400 stipend) internship that will provide students will the experience necessary to excel in governmental public health agencies following graduation. The goals of this program are:
  • To enable students to be prepared for careers in health departments through applied opportunities
  • To expose students to career opportunities in governmental public health
  • To orient students to the practice, policies and skills necessary to thrive in the public sector
  • To assist governmental public health agencies in recruiting qualified candidates

For more information, please see the attached flyers:

  1. Flyer 
  2. Student Eligibility
  3. Application
  4. Program Overview 

Interested students can attend a session on November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in EAD 703.


Dr. Lackan will atttend this meeting to explain the Governmental Practice Experience and go through the steps to apply for the paid internship opportunity.


Student Reminder- Intent to Graduate!!!
Fall Graduates:
Your Intent to Graduate forms were due in August. 

If you failed to submit your form please submit them ASAP to Misty Smethers at misty.smethers@unthsc.edu no later than Friday, October 28, 2011.

BACH Professor Candidate Presentation
Join us on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm in CBH 240 as Dr. Robert Klesges (BACH professor candidate) comes to campus to present on "Dissemination and Translation: Problems and Solutions Using the Example of Smoking Cessation" 
Dr. Klesges is a nationally recognized scholar in behavioral medicine and is at the forefront of the efforts of the U.S. Air Force to address the problem of tobacco use among its personnel. Dr. Klesges is currently Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a scientist at the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital - both in Memphis.  

Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam
2011 CPH
SPH Seminar and Grand Rounds
For the Semester and School Year
"Effects Screening Levels: The Texas Answer to Protection from Hazardous Air Pollutants"

Health Scientist, Elena Craft, PhD, will be presenting on the threat of air pollutants on Texans' health. The seminar will discuss the risk posed by benzene and butadiene, current EPA screening guidelines and their effectiveness in protecting public health.  


Title: "Effects Screening Levels: The Texas Answer to Protection from Hazardous Air Pollutants"


Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Location: CBH - 470


Time: 10 - 11 AM

Tuesday Interlude Resume Review Sessions
All remaining Resume Review sessions for EOHS, HMAP, MHA, DrPH, and PhD students have been moved to the November 29th Tuesday Interlude. This session will consist of resume tips and a review session.


Students will need to submit their resumes to Misty Smethers by 5:00 PM on November 28th at Misty.Smethers@unthsc.edu .


The details for the resume review session are as follows:


Campus Events
Activities During the Week
Campus Bible Study

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 1 Peter, chapter 1 this Friday, October 
21 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 

Academic Calendar
Important Academic Dates


November 18

Deadline to submit graduation documents for Fall 2011 graduates.


December 2 

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

Deadline to submit your Intent to Graduate form for Spring 2012 or Summer 2012.


December 5 - 9

Final examination schedule


December 9 

Last day of term


December 14 

Grades due to registrar by 5:00 PM



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