January 13, 2012
In this Issue
Important Dates
Financial Aid Scholarship
Academic Calendar
SPH Job & Volunteer Opportunities!!!
The Texas Prevention Institute (and Dr. Kitzman-Ulrich) are looking to recruit student volunteers and one student worker to assist in a weight management pilot study.  

All interested applicants  for either the volunteer or paid position should contact Jane Momoh at 
Students interested in the job position must submit a resume.  

To view the
description for the job and volunteer position click here.  
The Office of Student Development is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, outgoing individuals who are interested in welcoming incoming students to UNTHSC as orientation leaders.

This is a paid position. All interested applicants  should submit  a resume and cover letter to EAD 116 by 5:00 pm on January 31st.   

For more information about the position please email 
orientation@unthsc.edu, call 817-735-5006, or visit the orientation website.  
TUTORS Needed!!!

Trimble Tech is in need of 12 math and science tutors to help about 100 students at high risk of failure.  This is a volunteer opportunity.

Preferred tutoring hours are between 3-6 pm but the will work around your schedule.

If interested please contact Kyev Tatum at 817-966-7625 or  Trimble Tech at 817-815-2575
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 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

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
SBPHP Fundraising Social

Please come out and join the Society of Black Public Health Professionals (SBPHP) at their first event of the semester!!  


SBPHP is hosting a fundarising mixer today, Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Chili's off University Drive tonight from 6:30 pm-11:00 pm. This event is open to all students!!


We look forward to seeing you!!!

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. 

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


SPH Seminars and Grand Rounds
For the Semester and School Year
Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Texas: A Public Health Crisis

Susan R. Tortolero, PhD, will be presenting on the ....  This lecture will allow student to gain knowledge about teen pregnancy in Texas and how Texas is failing to implement effective programs and policies to address this issue.


Title: "Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Texas: A Public Health Crisis"


Date: Wesnesday, January 25, 2012


Location: LIB 110


Time: 9-10am (presentation) 10-11am (discussion)

Internships & Fellowships
Local and Abroad

Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP)-National Cancer Institute

Position Information


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
OSAS Graduate Student Positions Available
Graduate Assistant for Student Services
Job Description: The Office of Student and Academic Services is looking for a friendly and outgoing (max. 19 hrs. per week) Graduate Assistant to provide assistance with current student services. Duties will include providing the highest level of customer service, data input, word processing, filing, scanning, assistance with events and programs, and clerical duties.
Qualifications for this position: Positive individuals with strong oral communication skills, individuals who enjoy interacting with others, task-oriented, excellent listening skills, and the ability to multi-task.  Individuals must have a strong work ethic and experience working with customers, students, etc.
For more information about the position and to
 submit your resume: Contact Misty Smethers, Assistant Director of Student and Academic Services, EAD 716D
Graduate Assistant for Admissions and Recruitment
Job Description: We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic part-time (max. 19 hrs. per week) Graduate Student Assistant to provide back-up assistance with admissions and recruitment activities. Duties will include data input, word processing, mail merges, bulk mailings, customer service, receptionist, clerical duties as assigned and local travel to area universities and colleges to distribute recruitment materials and provide presentations about programs offered by the School of Public Health.
Qualifications for this position: Strong oral communication and presentation skills, high energy and positive individuals who enjoy meeting new people and settings, reliable transportation and the ability to travel: experience with Microsoft word, excel and good listening and problem-solving skills; ability to work on multiple projects with multiple supervisors.
For more information about the position a
nd to submit your resume contact: Liz Medders, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions.

3 Career Opportunities- SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)

Position Description


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 23

Last day to drop a course without it appearing on your transcript


February 17

Last day to drop a course with a "W" appearing on transcript


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. 


School of Public Health