January 6, 2012
In this Issue
Spring Registration
Important Dates
Research Appreciation Day
Financial Aid Scholarship
Job Opportunities
Academic Calendar
ASPH Virtual Career Fair
The Associated Schools of Public Health is having a vitual career fair February 9 & 10, 2012.
Registration for the career fair will begin January 2012. 

To register and for more details please 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.

January 10

PHSA General Body Meeting

4:30-5:30 pm, EAD 719 


January 16

MLK Day- campus closed/ no classes


January 24

PhD Journal Club

3:30- 5:00 pm, EAD 703


Febuary 7

PHSA General Body Meeting

4:30-5:30 pm, EAD 719


April 13 

Research Appreciation Day (RAD)


March 12-16 

Spring Break- No classes

Welcome Back!!


We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!! Classes for the Spring semester begin January 9, 2012.


New School of Public Health Academic Policies and Procedures!!!


Students please be advised of the recent changes and revision to the SPH academic policies and procedures that are effective immediately-Fall 2011.


Appeal/Grievance Process


Withdrawal & Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Policy


Graduation & Commencement Policy 


Quality of Work Policy


Comprehensive Exam Procedure

SPH News and Events
For the Semester and School Year
Spring 2012 Registration

Registration for the Spring semester ends on Sunday, January 8, 2012.  Please remember that in order to add or drop courses you must have initially registered for classes by January 8, 2012.


Students that intend to enroll in the Practice Experience for the spring must obtain a permission number to register for the course.  If you need or have not received a permission number please contact Dr. Matt Adrignola at matthew.adrignola@unthsc.edu.


MPH and doctoral students planning to take either the departmental Comprehensive Exam or the CPH exam in the spring must register for the appropriate department specific course (comprehensive exam).   A permission number is required to register for the course.  Please contact your department if you need a permission number.

Spring 2012 Important Dates

The last day to add or drop courses is January 13, 2012.


The last day to drop a course without it appearing on your transcript is January 23, 2012.


The last day to drop a course with a "W" on your transcript is February 17, 2012.

Intent to Graduate forms for all 2012 Spring and Summer graduates have already been processed.  If you have not received an email regarding your degree audit please contact Misty Smethers at  misty.smethers@unthsc.edu


CPH Study Guide

UNTHSC Gibson D. Lewis Library has a user license for the online APSH CPH study guide.  Here are the steps required to access the study guide: 


1. Go to the Library home page
2. Click on the "Books & More" tab
3. Click on the "CPH Study Guide" hyperlink
4. Click on "CPH Study Guide"


If you were unaware of this and already purchased a copy of the ASPH CPH study guide please email sph@unthsc.edu 

Research Appreciation Day- RAD

Research Appreciation Day (RAD) is Friday, April 13, 2012!!  RAD is "an institutional tradition encompassing medicine, public health and basic science. The program provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to share their research efforts with the campus community and the public. The program encourages the development of joint research projects and increases the community's awareness of the outstanding quality and range of research conducted at UNT Health Science Center." 


This year's RAD keynote speaker is Dr. Elizabeth J. Protas, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA.  Dr. Protas is the current Dean of the School of Health Professions, the George T. Bryan Distinguished Professor, and a Senior Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging. Her research and clinical interests focus on exercise, aging and physiological responses to exercise of individuals with chronic disabilities, particularly individuals who have had a stroke or Parkinson's disease.  For more information about Dr. Protas and her research please visit the RAD website


The RAD website is up and will begin accepting abstracts Monday, February 6, 2012.  The deadline to submit abstracts is Monday, March 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM. Please visit the RAD website for more information regarding all RAD details and submitting abstracts.

Student volunteers (not participating in RAD or submitting abstracts) are needed to help SPH facilitate this event.  Volunteers will be needed all day and professional dress is required.  If you are interested please contact Misty Smethers at misty.smethers@unthsc.edu.   
2012-2013 Financial Aid Scholarship


The 2012-2013 General Scholarship Application is now available

Deadline: March 5, 2012



This one application will be used for all university scholarships awarded by the UNTHSC Scholarship Committee. 


Please gather all information pertaining to your academic achievements, student organization involvement and community service/volunteer work & hours-----you will need these to complete the application.


The application is located on the student portal:

1.    my.hsc.unt.edu

2.    Go to your program tab (TCOM, DPT, etc...)

3.    HSC-Financial Aid box

4.    "Scholarship Application" (there is a red star next to the application for easier identification). 




Once you click "Submit" you will receive a confirmation on the screen stating you have submitted the application. 


If additional documentation is required for a specific scholarship, you will be notified via a checklist item on your To Do List in your MyHSC student portal a week after you have submitted your application.  Deadline to have any and all supporting documentation submitted to the Financial Aid Office is March 9, 2012.  Late submissions WILL NOT be accepted!


Please remember all scholarship award decisions are predicated on available funding.


If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@unthsc.edu  or 817-735-2505. 


Thank you,


Financial Aid Office


Internships & Fellowships
Local and Abroad

Please visit the SPH Career Services website and Archived newsletters for older internship and fellowship opportunites.


Job Opportunities
Local and Abroad

Please visit the SPH Career Services website and Archived newsletters for older job postings.  

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 katiememorialfoundation.org.
Academic Calendar
Important Academic Dates

January 9 (2012)

First day of class 


January 13

Last day to add/drop courses


January 16

MLK Day- Campus closed/no classes


March 12-16

Spring Break- No classes


April 27

Comprehensive Examination


April 30-May 4

Final Examination Schedule


May 4

Last day of term


May 9

Grades due to registar by 5:00 PM


May 19

SPH Pre-commencement & Awards ceremony-9:00-11:00 am

Commencement Ceremony-3:00 pm


*Please see the posted Academic Calendar on the SPH website for more important dates. 


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