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 April 20, 2012
In this Issue
Seminars & Grand Rounds
Summer Registration
Pre-Commencement and Awards Ceremony
Job Opportunities
Academic Calendar
PH Training Opportunities
Graduate Level Certificate in Education and Healthcare Transition (EdHCT) 
The University of Florida Colleges of Education and Medicine are excited to announce our new online, graduate level certificate in Education and Healthcare Transition (EdHCT). This certificate is designed for graduate students and professionals in medicine, nursing, education, social work, law, public health and public policy, physicians' assistants and other health-related areas. 
The certificate comprises four, online courses that can be taken from one's own location.   Graduate students from other colleges and universities may take these courses for credit at their own institutions. 

For more information about the course, class dates, and registration details please click here or
National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week was April 2-5, 2012. 

Throughout the week students were able to hear from experts in the field, kick back and watch Contagion, participate in community service at First Street Methodist Mission, and interact with faculty, staff, and other students at the Student Appreciation Day event. 
 Click here to take a look at some of the fun we had!!
SOPHAS Webinar Series
Please Join Us! SOPHAS WEBINAR - What to do when your student loans are due.


On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 2 P.M. (Eastern) SOPHAS will sponsor a webinars.


For webinar details and registration info please click here .  
JPS Research Day
 John Peter Smith Hospital is hosting their annual Research Day on June 1, 2012 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
The theme for this year's research day is "Health Care Reform: Implications for Research, Medical Education, and Public Hospitals".
See the attached documents for more JPS Research Day details.
NHMA 16th Annual Conference
 The National Hispanic Medical Association is having their 16th Annual Conference in Washington D.C. on April 26-29, 2012.
The theme for this year's conference is "Innovations that Improve the Health of Hispanics, Families & Communities".
For more conference details and registration information visit the NHMA website.
SOPHE Mid-year Scientific Conference
The theme for this year's April conference is "Tuning Up Health Promotion: new Lyrics across the Lifespan".  This year's conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Join us in sharing the latest research and practice in health promotion across the lifespan in the following sub-themes  Environmental Policy& Change, Health Disparities & Health Equity, Health Communications & Informatics, and Healthy Aging.

For registration and conference details please visit the conference website
Save The Date


April 23

SPH Seminar-  "EIS & Other Fellowships"

Patrick Moonan, MPH, DrPH 

April 24  

Journal Club, EAD 703 3:30- 5:00 pm


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SPH Spotlight!!
Congratulations to our
 Research Appreciation Day Winners!

3rd place poster winner- Ravi Lingineni
2nd place poster winner- Sandy-Asari Hogan
1st place poster winner- Jordan Eaton
1st place oral presentation winner- Matthew Rossheim 
Congratulations to our
 new Public Health Student Association (PHSA) Officers!

Executive Board
Michelle Green- President
Victoria Okhomina- Vice President
Jane Momoh-Treasurer
Debra Tan- Secretary
Stacey Vitale-MPH Representative
Shane Jones- MHA Representative
Kendra J. Wilson-DrPH Representative
Matthew E. Rossheim- PhD Representative
Departmental Representatives
Ghoutam Ghanta-Biostatistics
Samavi Ahsan-Environmental and Occupational Health
Jared Komatz-Epidemiology
Helena Sung-Health Management & Policy
Pawankumar Patil-Behavioral & Community Health 
Congratulations to the 2012 Governmental Public Health Practice Award recipients!
Heather Powell
Nikki Boudreaux
Tonya Selvera
Kun-Ying Sung
Seminars & Grand Rounds
For the Semester and School Year
Public Health Campaign!!


 Patrick Moonan, MPH, DrPH (an alumni of UNTHSC-SPH) will be presenting on the EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service) and other fellowship oppurtunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 12:00- 1:00 p.m. in EAD 703.  


Please come out here about some exciting opportunites in the field of public health!  This presentation is open to all students. 


For more information about EIS please click here



**Potbelly's sandwiches, chips, and drinks will be provided for all that attend.

SPH Announcements
For the Semester and School Year
SPH Library Classes

 The Gibson D. Lewis library will be offering various library workshops and classes in the next few weeks.  Please take a look at upcoming classes that are open to students, faculty, and staff.


Database & Library Searching
Tuesday, April 24th
LIB 410
5:00-6:00 p.m.


RefWorks 2.0
Friday, April 27th
LIB 410
Noon-1:00 p.m.


Database & Library Searching
Wednesday, May 2nd
LIB 400
Noon-1:00 p.m.

In order to register for any (or all) of these, students, faculty, and staff can visit our website: Classes are listed under 'Upcoming Events' and on our calendar.


Click here to see a description of the classes/workshops.

Summer 2012 Registration

Summer 2012 registration is now open!!


To register for classes, go to MyHSC on the student portal.  Click on "Add a class".


If you have any questions please contact Misty Smethers at or 817-735-5191.

School of Public Health Website- New and Improved!


 With the help of our current students, faculty, and staff, the   School of Public Health just launched our new and improved website.


Check out our new site:


 Want to know what events are planned? Check out our new Event Calendar that can be found on the Accepted Students & Current Students page:



We hope you like the new format!  Please review the site and provide any feedback to Misty Smethers at 


SPH News and Events
For the Semester and School Year
School of Public Health Pre-Commencement & Awards Ceremony

Pre-Commencement and Awards Ceremony

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Saturday, May 19, 2012


8:00 a.m.-Graduate Check-In

9:00 a.m.- Ceremony, followed by refreshments


Graduates, bring your family and friends to the School of Public Health  Pre-Commencement & Awards Ceremony. This is the hooding and awards ceremony. Professional photography will be provided.


Students: Please click here for frequently asked questions.


Commencement Ceremony

2012 UNTHSC Commencement Ceremony

TCU's Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

3:00 p.m. (Graduates arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.)


The commencement speaker is Dr. Harvey Fineberg who is President of the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He served as Provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following thirteen years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making. His past research has focused on the process of policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations.


Dr. Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and also serves as consultant to the World Health Organization. At the Institute of Medicine, he has chaired and served on a number of panels dealing with health policy issues, ranging from AIDS to new medical technology. He also served as a member of the Public Health Council of Massachusetts (1976-1979), as chairman of the Health Care Technology Study Section of the National Center for Health Services Research (1982-1985), and as president of the Association of Schools of Public Health (1995-1996).


Dr. Fineberg is co-author of the books Clinical Decision Analysis, Innovators in Physician Education, and the Swine Flu Affair, an analysis of the controversial federal immunization program against swine flu in 1976. He has co-edited several books on such diverse topics as AIDS prevention, vaccine safety, and understanding risk in society. He has authored numerous articles published in professional journals. Dr. Fineberg is the recipient of several honorary degrees and the Joseph W. Mountin Prize from the US Centers for Disease Control. He earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.


Internships & Fellowships
Local and Abroad

Summer Injury Prevention Internship- National Park Service

Position Information


Summer Internship- OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

Position Information


Job Opportunities
Local and Abroad

Director of Special Initiatives, Office of Academic Linkages-Texas Department of State Health Services

Position Description


Asthma Epidemiologist, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Section- Texas Department of State Health Services

Position Description


Program Director- Youth Advocate Programs Inc. (YAP)

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Career Opportunities (5)- Catholic Charities Fort Worth

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Health Scientist (3)- Global Health Careers (CDC) in Angola, Chad, & Democratic Republic of Congo 

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Computer Scientist- National Center for Health Statistics

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Grant and Scholarship News
For the Semester and School Year
Memorial Scholarship & Leadership Grant
Katie Memorial Foundation
Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship & Leadership Grants 
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 please visit
Academic Calendar
Important Academic Dates

April 27

MPH 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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