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September 06,2013 
In This Issue
Fellowship Opportunities
Job Opportunities
Internship Opportunities
Faculty Candidate Presentation
Volunteer Opportunity
On-Campus Job Opportunity
Employment Opportunities
Call for Proposals
Employment Opportunity
Call for Abstracts
Fellowship Opportunity
Employment Opportunity
UNTHSC Farmers Market
Scholarship Opportunity
1115 Waiver Symposium
 Fellowship Program

ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program
Career Opportunity
The Infection Prevention Department at the Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas is looking for an Environmental Specialist in Infection Prevention.

To apply for this postion, click here.
After application submission, please submit your resume to Dee Cougar at
Also for additional information, she can be reached by phone at 214-590-8127.
Positions Available

Kaiser Permanente Post-Graduate Administrative Fellowship
Project Manager of Community Coalition Project - 
Tarrant County Challenge INC.
Research Assistant Position - UT School of Public Health
Dallas Regional Campus
Research Assistant Position - UT School of Public Health
Dallas Regional Campus
Hygienist - NTS-AIHA
Epidemiologist III - Texas Department of State Health Services


Industrial Hygienist - MRI Network 
Outreach and Enrollment Specialist - The North Texas Area Community Health Centers
Program Facilitator - Girls Inc.
Internship Opportunities
  Program/Health Education Intern - The Elisa Project
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"Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it's critical to wellbeing."
-Diane Abbott
Faculty Candidate Presentation
The Department of Epidemiology 
Presents Faculty Candidate:
Menghua Tao, PhD
Instructor, Institute for Translational Epidemiology Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Aberrant DNA methylation in breast and lung cancer"
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
EAD 406 
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers are needed for a POD(Point Of Dispensing) training exercise that will be conducted on October 23, 2013  between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the main campus of the Tarrant County Public Health Department located at 1101 S. Main. 
Volunteers will be needed to serve as POD "patients". This is helpful to UNTHSC students who would like to see a POD simulation for a public health emergency first hand .  
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lindie Gibbins at 



On-Campus Job Opportunity
The Office of Admission and Academic Services is looking to hire two graduate assistants for Academic Services .
Job Description: 
The Office of Admission and Academic Services is looking for two friendly and outgoing Graduate Assistants 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. 
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 positions and to submit your cover letter and resume: Contact Chelsea Derry, Coordinator for Academic Services, EAD 716A



Employment Opportunities
The Concilio in Dallas currently has three position openings. The open positions are as following:
- 2 Program Coordinators
- Externship Position

The Concilio is a nonprofit organization that has served the greater Dallas area for the past 30 years. Their mission is to build stronger communities by empowering parents to improve the education and health of their families.


Click below for the Program Coordinator position descriptions:

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator


Click here for the externship position description.



Call for Proposals
Celebrating 40 years of Excellence in Advising 
Raising Students Above the Fog


The 2014 NAAHP Program Planning Committee invites NAAHP members, Advisory Council members, and others in fields where advising and healthcare intersect to submit concurrent session and poster proposals for the 21st National Meeting in San Francisco, CA, June 25-29, 2014


NAAHP is especially interested in proposals that address the following meeting tracks, however, proposals that address other content areas will be considered.
  • Advisors' Professional Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions
  • Interprofessional Education
The deadline to submit all proposals is October 1, 2013.
For more information, please click here.
All proposals must be submitted through the online proposal submission form, which can be found here.
Further questions should be directed to Julie Barnes, the NAAHP National Meeting Proposal Subcommittee Chair, at 
Employment Opportunity
Fort Worth ISD is seeking 2 or more health educators to provide prenatal education to adolescent students.
 The ideal candidate will be:
- Able to pass a thorough FWISD background check
- Available during the lunch hour to facilitate classes
- Able to travel to multiple campuses throughout the district 
- Knowledgeable about prenatal care and pregnancy
- Able to develop rapport with adolescents
- Available for the fall semester (September-December)
If interested, please contact:
Nina M. Jackson, Director
Adolescent Pregnancy Services, FWISD


Call for Abstracts
The Infant Mortality Summit will be held Friday, September 27th at the Trinity River Campus of Tarrant County College. 
The Infant Mortality Summit welcomes everyone to submit an abstract. This is a great opportunity for the community to learn from you by sharing your research relevant to women's and maternal child health. 


If you have any questions, please contact Amy Raines Milenkov at 817-735-0109.



Fellowship Opportunity
The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program was established in 1995. Its goal is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for students and graduate students of ASPPH member graduate schools and programs of public health. The fellowships are from one to two years in duration, depending on the needs of CDC and the fellow. The Fellowship Program was established to strengthen the relationship between the academic public health community and public health practice agencies. The types of fellowships will vary according to specific areas of research or training within CDC´s Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs).  
Fellowships will be based at CDC offices in Atlanta, GA as well as at regional offices with CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for a one-year period beginning in January 2014. The fellowship may be extended for an additional year, pending available funding and mutual agreement by the fellow, CDC, and ASPPH. Detailed program information and all application instructions can be accessed at
Employment Opportunity
A part-time, temporary data assistant for a school-based evaluation project is needed.
The Key School is partnering with UNTHSC to evaluate outcomes of previous and current students. The Key School is looking to hire a part-time data assistant to work approximately 150 hours extracting statistical data from student records and entering it into a spreadsheet.
On average, the data assistant would be expected to work 10 hours per week but this may vary. The pay for the position is $18 per hour.
The data assistant needs to be detail-oriented and possess good critical thinking skills, and strong time-management skills. 
Volunteers will be needed to serve as POD "patients". This is helpful to UNTHSC students who would like to see a POD simulation for a public health emergency first hand .  
If you are interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Mrs. Kerri Benson, Key School Director-Elect at:
For additional information, please call Mrs. Benson directly at 817-446-3738



Farmers Market on Our Campus!

The Health Science Center is now hosting a weekly farmers market in order to further our mission to improve the health and quality of life for our neighbors, students, faculty and staff.


The Cowtown Farmers Market, open to the public, will offer
fresh locally grown produce, beef, artisanal bread, eggs and other farm products to the parking area just north of the intersection of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Clifton Street (Lot 15 on the campus map). Market hours are 3 to 7 p.m. each Thursday. Some vendors may only accept cash payment.


The market is the first project of the newly formed UNTHSC Earth Club, through which students, staff and faculty support community environmental efforts that promote health.


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Scholarship Opportunity
National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

The National Hispanic Health Foundation, affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, will award 20 scholarships to dental, medical, nursing, public health, pharmacy and policy students who exhibit exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community. Eleven recipients will receive $5,000 for two years funded through United Health Foundation and nine will receive $2,000 for 1 year. The application deadline is October 4, 2013. The scholarships will be presented to awardees at the Sixth Annual California Scholarship Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 21, 2013 or the Tenth Annual New York Scholarship Gala in New York City on Thursday, December 5, 2013.


For more information and to apply, please click here.

To view the FAQs page, click here.

Texas 1115 Waiver Symposium
Want to learn more about the 1115 Waiver?
Come to the 1115 Waiver Symposium hosted by the Regional Health Partnership of Region 10.
September 23rd and 24th 2013
Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa
Fort Worth, Texas 

The 1115 Waiver is transforming healthcare in Texas. This initiative is massive and complex in its construct, development, and involvement of stakeholders outside the traditional patient, doctor and hospital relationship. A group of experts have been assembled to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Texas 1115 Waiver with emphasis on:

  • Demystifying the 1115 Waiver by breaking it down into its core components;
  •  Pragmatic understanding elements including:
    improvement, funding
    partnerships, and required new operating structures;
  •  Providing discussion on the 1115 Waiver's relationship to national healthcare reform;


  • Understanding how providers can successfully balance new innovative healthcare interventions and the business of healthcare;
  • Profiling the new healthcare leader as an "intrapreneur" who is willing to boldly use innovation to change the status quo. 
For more information please contact:
 Mallory Johnson, Manager Region 10 
or email