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UTHealth School of Public Health researchers launch Texas COVID-19 dashboard

A working team of faculty, staff and students recently launched the TexasPandemic.org visualization dashboard, which provides real-time data analytics to monitor COVID-19 spread in the state of Texas.

UTHealth School of Public Health ranked among academic programs shaping public health workforce

UTHealth School of Public Health ranked among academic programs shaping public health workforce

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is one of the top universities in the nation responsible for training the bulk of today’s public health academic leaders, according to a recently released independent analysis.

Shwetha V. Kumar, BDS, MDS, MPH

2020 predoctoral fellowship appointments to Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

Two School of Public Health doctoral students have been appointed to the UTHealth – CPRIT (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas) Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program.

Amier Haidar, MD/MPH Student

Students awarded Denton A. Cooley scholarship

Three University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health students have earned Denton A. Cooley, MD Transformation and Hope scholarships for fall 2020. The scholarship, established in 2010, is provided to students from UTHealth’s six schools who excel academically.




Students awarded Denton A. Cooley scholarship

Amier Haidar, MD/MPH Student

June 22, 2020

Three University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health students have earned Denton A. Cooley, MD Transformation and Hope scholarships for fall 2020. The scholarship, established in 2010, is provided to students from UTHealth’s six schools who excel academically.


Gabriella Mendez becomes first student to earn an MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso

Gabriella Mendez becomes first student to earn an MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso

June 15, 2020

Gabriella “Gabby” Mendez, a student at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in El Paso, will graduate this semester with a Master of Public Health degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS). Entering the program in fall 2018, Mendez will be the first student to earn the EOHS MPH at the El Paso campus.



UTHealth School of Public Health Students of African Descent hosts panel on Black student experiences

UTHealth School of Public Health Students of African Descent hosts panel on Black student experiences

June 9, 2020

On Thursday, June 11, UTHealth School of Public Health Student’s committee Public Health Students of African Descent hosted “Waiting to Exhale,” a virtual forum where attendees from the UTHealth system were invited to talk about their experiences, address biases and share effective organizational strategies in the wake of the recent nation-wide outcry for justice for George Floyd and countless other Black lives. Panelists included: students Natasha Marshall and Brittany Daniels; alumni Dr. Rafeek Yusuf; and moderator Dr. Kimberly Baker.




2020 UTHealth School of Public Health Faculty Awards

Dr. Shreela Sharma

May 31, 2020

Dr. Shreela Sharma, Dania Mofleh, MBBcH, MPH, CPH, and Dr. Christine Markham are the winners of the 2020 McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching, Emerson Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant and award for Excellence in Academic Advising, respectively. Winners of these awards are selected by students and demonstrate an intense dedication to the student body.



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