November 21, 2011
In this Issue
Practice Experience Poster Session
Thanksgiving Breakj
Campus Food Drive
Graduation Documents
Financial Literacy Session
CPH Exam
Job Opportunities
Tuesday Interlude
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.
Global Service Corps 2012 Service Learning Programs

Global Sercice Corps (GSC) is a non-profit leader in service learning and oversees volunteer programs and international internships i nThailand, Cmbodia, and Tanzania.
From now until November 30, 2011 GSC will offer the less expensive 2011 program prices for the Tanzania ans Cambodia programs for applicants that complete the first step of their application process by November 30, 2011. 

For more details click  here and to apply click here
Community Spotlight
SOPHE Mid-year Scientific Conference - Call for Abstracts

The theme for this year's April 110inh conference is "Tuing Up Health Promotion: new Lyrics across the Lifespan".  This year's conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.  
Join us in sharing your latest ressarch and practice in health promotion across the lifespan in the following sub-themes  Environmental Policy& ChangeHealth Disparities & Health EquityHealth Communications & Informatics, and Healthy Aging.

If you are interested in presenting your research or highlighting findings from your program and/or organization submit your abstract by November 30, 2011.  
The Vincent Fox Forum of World Leaders

Former Mexican President Vincent Fox is kicking off the first of many forums that will feature leaders from around the world and urge students to become active members of the global community. Students will have the opportunity to learns from world leaders experiences and about the challenges they faced while leading.

The first forum will take place Wednesday, November 30, 2011 (time TBD) at TCU's Brown -Lupton University Union Ballroom.
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.

Tuesday, November 22

Practice Experience Poster Session

EAD Atrium 2:30-4 pm


Journal Club

EAD 703

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, November 29

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


Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Do you know what's happening at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2011?


The first student that responds to this email with the correct answer will win a free UNTHSC fleece!!    

SPH News and Events
For the Semester and School Year
Fall 2011 Public Health Practice Experience Poster Session


You are invited to attend the SPH Fall 2011 Practice Experience poster session.  Students who have completed their
practice experience this semester will be presenting their posters. 
The poster session provides students with the opportunity to showcase their work during the practice experience.


The poster session will take place Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 2:30-4:00 pm in the EAD Atrium.  


2011 Campus Thanksgiving Closures


Just a reminder the UNTHSC campus will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2011.  


Please be advised that the library will have abbreviated hours starting Wednesday, November 23 from 7:00 am- 6:00 pm.  The library will re-open Saturday, November 26 with abbreviated hours from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.  Regular library hours will resume Sunday, November 27, 2011. 


Please visit the Gibson D. Lewis Library website for more details.


2011 FAC Campus Food Drive

The Society of Black Public Health Professionals (SBPHP), Public Health Student Association (PHSA), & Public Health Community Service Organization (PHCSO) are participating in the FAC's first ever Food Drive Challenge taking place between November 8th- December 5th!! 

Don't be fooled though, this is no ordinary Food Drive; it is a competition of points!  You can find the rules and outline of the competition here. Keep in mind though, the winning class will be receiving free breakfast burritos for the entire school (up to 250 ppl) at the beginning of the Spring semester!  


The School of Public Health is competing against TCOM 2014, TCOM 2015, and School of Health Professions.


There are boxes set up all around the School of Public Health (a box in every departmental office) for you to drop items in for points. 


The point breakdown is as follows:

1 point: canned soups

2 points: canned fruits and veggies

5 points: canned meats and bags of dried beans and rice

Negative 8 points: jars of peanut butter


Yes that's right, negative 8 points for peanut butter.  You can take points away from another team by "canning" their boxes!  Just remember not to put the peanut butter in your own box! There will also be certain days where cans will count double the points, so be sure to keep an eye out for those e-mails.


**The boxes will be counted in the FAC at 4:00pm each day and a point update will be sent out. 

Graduation Forms!!!
Spring, & Summer Graduates:

Spring/Summer 2012 Graduates: 
Please note that your Intent to Graduate Forms are due Friday, December 2, 2011 by 5 p.m.

Please submit all forms to Misty Smethers in EAD 716 or at

Please see attached instructions for submitting graduation documents Grad Doc Instructions.
Financial Literacy Session & Free Pizza
Join us on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 12:00 -1 pm in Luibel Hall when Nancy VanBoskirk will be presenting on "Monitoring Spending".  
Come learn about things such as:
*Why is it important to monitor spending?
*Avoiding fees
*Tools and systems to keep track of where money goes each      month

Please RSVP by November 21 on the community calendar via OrgSync.  
Contact UNTHSC Financial Aid for any questions at
Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam
2011 CPH
Internships & Fellowships
Local and Abroad

Doctoral Fellowships-Robert Woodson Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico

Position Information 


Bioethics Initiative for Equity in Health Care & Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Position Information

Texas Public Health Training Center- PAID INTERNSHIP

Position Information 


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research- Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education, University of California

Position Information 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics Research-Baylor College of Medicine 

Position Information 


Job Opportunities

7 Positions at Catholic  Charities of Fort Worth 

Position Description 


Associate Director- Institute on Social Exclusion, Center of Excellence on the Social Determinants of Mental Health at Adler School of Professional Psychology

Request for Applications: Mindanao Job Opportunities for Business Scale-Up (JOBS) for Philippines 

Social Epidemiology, Health Informatics, and Applied Data Analysis Specialist-Department of Health Science, College of Applied Sciences & Art at San Jose State University

Position Description 


8 New Faculty Positions- The School of Public Health at The University of Memphis

Position Description 


Faculty Position at the University of Iowa College of Public Health
JPS Health Promotions - Community Health Advocate
Institute for Advancement of Health Care (IAHC), Director- University of South Carolina 
Position Description

Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health- University of Georgia 
Position Description

Two Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Positions- University of Georgia
Associate Scientist-Healthpoint Biotherapeutics 
Scientific Advisor- Healthpoint Biotherapeutics 
SPH Seminar and Grand Rounds
For the Semester and School Year
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 .


The details for the resume review session are as follows:


Grant and Scholarship News
For the Semester and School Year
Memorial Scholarship & Leadership Grant
Katie Memorial Foundation
Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship & Leadership Grants 
The Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship supports outstanding work in the field of international public health by providing a one-time scholarship towards a field work project proposed by a qualifying graduate student. The annual Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship (KEMS) awards up to $3,000 toward a graduate student's fieldwork project.  KEMS applications are due on February 15 of every year. 
Through KMF Leadership Grants, KMF partners with universities, colleges, and institutions to support student leaders in the international field of public health, as they complete their education, attend field events and conferences, and pursue individual projects. One-time awards are up to $500.00. Applications for the KMF Leadership Grants are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information about both of these opportunities please visit
Campus Events
Activities During the Week
Campus Bible Study

Academic Calendar
Important Academic Dates


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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