January 13, 2012
In this Issue
Spring Registration
Important Dates
Research Appreciation Day
Financial Aid Scholarship
Job Opportunities
Academic Calendar
TPHA Conference
The Texas Public Health Association is their 88th Annual Education Conference on March 21-23, 2012.  The theme for this years conference is "Pitching Public Health: A Home Run for ALL".  
The conference will be held in Arlington, Texas at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. 

To register and for more details please click here.
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 16

MLK Day- campus closed/ no classes


January 17

Governmental Public Health Practice Competitive Award Information Session with Dr. Lackan

3:30 - 5:00 PM, EAD 719


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

MLK Holiday


The campus will be closed Monday, January 16, 2012 in observance of Marin Luther King Day.  All classes are cancelled for that day.


SPH Website Changes


Students please be advised of the recent changes to the SPH website.  All information pertaining to current students (i.e. course schedules, curriculum plans, forms, catalog, etc.) can now be found under Current Students.  The previous Office of Student and Academic Services link has been changed to Current Students to better identify with your search interest.


Take a look!!

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


Today, Friday, January 13, is the last day to add or drop courses from your schedule!!

Spring 2012 Important Dates

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

Global Health Fellows Program Internships-US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Position Information 


Graduate Student Internship Program- Maternal & Child Health information Resource Center (DHHS-HRSA-MCHB)

Position Information


Job Opportunities
Local and Abroad

School Health Education/Public Health Faculty Search- West Virginia University

Position Description 


Clinical Epidimiologist- University of Kansas, Medical Center

Position Description

Associate/Full Professor of Cancer Epidemiology- School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University

Position Description


Assistant Research Professor in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology- School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University

Position Description


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 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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