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October 18,2013 
In This Issue
Job Opportunities
Internship Opportunities
CPH Exam Information
SBPHP Skate Party
Save the Date
SoTL Conference
Volunteer Opportunity
Call for Abstracts
Positions Available

Director of Administrative Services - UTMB
  Epidemiologist III - Texas Department of State Health Services
Bilingual Program Facilitator - YMCA's Salsa, Sabor y Salud Program
System Director, Discharge Planning & Logistics - St. Elizabeth
Internship Opportunities
Intern of Policy or Quality of Healthcare System - DFWHC Foundation

Internship - National Cancer Institute
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of flu-related complications. Additionally, influenza causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other 
vaccine-preventable disease.

For more information, please click here to visit the Tarrant County "Give Flu The Boot" page. 
CPH Exam  Spring 2014
For those students and alumni interested in taking the Certified in Public Health Examination in Spring 2014, please read below:
The School of Public Health will again be funding the first 60 students or alumni that register for the exams listed above. If additional students and alumni register, we may consider funding additional exams.
For the February 2014 examination, there are two options. One option is the computer-based examination that is offered each testing cycle at any AMP Testing Facility and the second option is a paper and pencil exam that will be offered here on the UNTHSC campus. The date of the exam is to be determined.
To be considered for funding for the fall examinations, follow the directions listed below:
1) Send the email to
2) Subject: CPH Exam
3) Include your name, student ID (if you are an alumni, please write ALUMNI and the semester and year you graduated), degree (MPH, MHA, DrPH, PhD), and concentration (BACH, BIOS, EOHS, EPID, HMAP)
Qualifications: Current students must have completed 21 semester credit hours and have completed or be concurrently enrolled the 5 core courses BACH 5300, BIOS 5300, EOHS 5300, EPID 5300, and HMAP 5300 at the time of the exam.
You will receive an email indicating if you made the list of the first 60. This email will include additional instructions to officially register for the examination.


SBPHP Skate Party 
The Society of Black Public Health Professionals is hosting a roller skating party to celebrate the end of midterm season! Come out and celebrate with us!
When: Friday, October 18, 2013
Where: Rollerland West Skating Rink
7325 Calmont Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76116 
Open skate begins at 7:30 pm. 
If you have any questions or need transportation, please contact
Alexis Hunter
We will accommodate as many people as possible.
Everyone is welcome!!!!




Student Networking Event!

This is the follow-up event to the one that was held in July. It's back by popular demand!!!


When: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Where: Lou's Place on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University

1112 Wesleyan Street Fort Worth, TX


Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Dinner will begin at 6:00 PM)

RSVP: By October 18 to Dr. Melissa Oden 



Co-sponsored By: Health Education Resources Network and Texas Business Women Northeast Tarrant County



The 7th Annual SoTL Commons Conference
The Submission for the 7th Annual SoTL Commons Conference is now open and will end December 1, 2013. SoTL is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The conference features presentations in various formats on effective, research-based practices and outcomes.  
All proposals will go through a blind, peer-review process by the SoTL Commons Review Board consisting of faculty located at various colleges and universities around the world who are knowledgeable about the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The 7th annual SoTL Commons Conference will be held March 26-28, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia (USA).  The conference brings together people engaging in SoTL and anyone wanting to improve student learning outcomes in higher education today. The conference epitomizes that college teaching is intellectual work that is enhanced both by disciplinary scholarship and the scholarship on teaching the disciplines.

Please contact the Conference Program Chair, Dr. Diana Sturges, at with any questions.
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 



Call for Abstracts
The Texas Public Health Association invites abstract submissions for oral presentations, posters, and educational materials on various public health topics including original research, program implementation and evaluation, community assessments, public health methods, theories, and issues relating to health promotion and disease prevention, outbreak investigations, disaster preparedness and response, environmental health, social determinants of health and social justice, population health, and health policies that affect individuals, groups, communities, and populations at any age or stage in life. 
Click here for more information.
Abstracts are due October 25, 2013.