Reuel A. Stallones Building in the Texas Medical Center in Houston
At six campuses across Texas, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health works to improve the state of public health in Texas every day. Each of our campuses is strategically placed to meet the public health education and research needs of the diverse populations across Texas. UTHealth School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation with regional campuses.
The main campus, located in the heart of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, offers students unmatched opportunities for research and employment. The School of Public Health’s five regional campuses are in Austin, Brownville, Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio. Each campus has its own faculty and research specialties. Students can attend class at any of the six campuses via Interactive Television (ITV).
UTHealth School of Public Health is one of six schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health system in The University of Texas System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region. In addition to the School of Public Health, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine and nursing. It also includes a psychiatric hospital, multiple institutes and centers, a growing network of clinics and outreach programs in education and care throughout the region.
The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The SPHSA is proud of being the largest student organization among schools of public health in the state of Texas, and is a part of the world’s largest medical center. This site is a resource for the ever-busy graduate student and a medium to bring together the student community. We encourage you to keep an eye out for planned Student Association activities when you arrive on campus.
The purpose of the Student Association is three-fold:
Promote the mutually supportive two-way communication within and between the student body, faculty, staff and administration at the school and institutional levels
Improve the quality of student life through a variety of social activities
Foster opportunity for student involvement in special events and to promote service to the community at large
Stay connected with other UT Regional Campus Reps.
Meet other students in TMC
Use discussion board on Blackboard to sell/buy books or find roommates!
If you have any questions, suggestions or just want to get involved with the Student Association contact us at SPHSA@uth.tmc.edu
SPH Survival Guide
The SPH Survival Guide is now online! Access the PDF here. This guide is intended for incoming students, though returning students may find it useful as well. Comments/suggestions? Please send them to sphsa[at]uth.tmc.edu, or use the survey link on the right. Kudos to the SA and SPHISO officers who have put in the time and effort to compile this document! Check out the SPH Student Association Schedule of Events. Click the tab above.
2014-15 Executive Board
Amy Wieczorek, Executive Director
Ju Yeong Kim, Associate Director
Shiva Baghaie, Administrative Director of Public Relations
Antoinette Lui, Deputy Director of Public Relations
Emily Wei, Administrative Director of Social Activities
Elena Feofanova, Deputy Director of Social Activities
Cordelia Nagle, Administrative Director of Community Involvement
Katrina Polivka, Deputy Director of Community Involvement
Yohanna Cerna, Administrative Director of Finance
Amanda Miller, Administrative Director of Records
Faeeza Faruq, Academic Council Representative
Reginald Warren, Practice Council Representative
Olusegun Popoola, TMC Council Representative
Jason Wang, School-Wide Curriculum Representative
Oscar Pena, Student Concerns Representative
Alokananda Ghosh, SIC Representative
Benedicta Anikputa, SIC Representative
Payel Acharya, SIC Representative
Xueting Qiu, Regional Campus Liaison
Danika Brodak, Research Council Representative
Anne Baronitis, Administrative Advisor
Mary Ann Smith, Faculty Advisor
There are currently four Vacant SPHSA Officer Positions for 2014/2015 Session. Click on the link below to see available positions and apply for those that interest you. It is a great way to exercise and develop your leadership skills as well as be an active participant in student life. No matter the number of positions you apply for, only one position can be held per person.
METRO Bus Schedules - if you wish to travel to campus from UT Housing, take Route 87 going NORTHBOUND, and get off at the Holcombe/Bertner stop. You may also use Google Transit to determine the routes you have to take.
TMC Commons - restaurants at the famous TMC Commons Building.
UT Recreation Center - all students have access to the Rec Center as the membership fee is included in tuition. See website for information on spouse/family rates, intramural sports, and group fitness classes.
To report any broken links, please email sphsa[at]uth.tmc.edu.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SPHSA Spring 2015
January 21 (Wednesday)
Student Organization Fair
January 22 (Thursday)
Welcome Back social
January 27 (Tuesday)
Deadline to join SPH team for Soccer League
January 29 (Thursday)
February 12 (Thursday)
February 17 (Tuesday)
SPH Blood Drive for Gulf Coast
February 19 (Thursday)
February 26 (Thursday)
International Student Organization social
March 3 (Tuesday)
Deadline to join SPH team for Softball League
March 19 (Thursday)
St. Patrick’s Day social with UT SON
March 28 (Saturday)
Ronald McDonald House Ice Cream Party volunteer opportunity
Ronald McDonald House
March 31 (Tuesday)
Deadline to join SPH team for Basketball Tournament Contact email@example.com
April 6-11 – National Public Health Week
April 6 (Monday)
Advocacy Day Theme: Raising the Grade
April 7 (Tuesday)
Sweets N Trivia (co-sponsored with faculty)
Theme: Starting from Zip
April 8 (Wednesday)
Theme: Building Momentum and People
April 9 (Thursday)
Research Day Theme: Building Broader Connections
April 10 (Friday)
Newly Admitted Students Day Social Theme: Celebrating APHA's 20th anniversary of coordinating National Public Health Week/ greatest accomplishments in PH
April 18 (Saturday)
Theme: Hollywood: A Night in Tinseltown
April ?? (Saturday)
Food Bank volunteer opportunity
More details coming!
Houston Food Bank
April 24 (Friday)
Spring Officer Applications DUE
April 23 (Thursday)
Society for Women and Leadership social
April 27-May 1 (Friday)
Spring Elections Week
May 5 (Tuesday)
Deadline to join SPH team for Kickball: starts May 11 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity Fair (OCTOBER 17TH)
The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) has the most diverse student body of all the six schools at UT-Houston – international students comprise 30% of SPH’s student body. The main purpose of Diversity Fair is to celebrate SPH’s diversity and to increase cultural awareness within the community through live performances, national exhibit tables, a cultural parade and ethnic cuisine. Diversity Fair debuted in fall 2009, and has become much bigger ever since. This event will take place OCTOBER 17TH, 5-8pm at the Cooley center. There will be parking available in the UT Dental parking lot and it will cost $5. The UT shuttle will also be available.
Who can come?
Diversity Fair is open to everyone (including friends and family) regardless of their affiliation with SPH. Everyone is also encouraged to wear the traditional clothing from their country and participate in the Country Parade! ADMISSION IS FREE!
How can you volunteer?
Diversity fair needs volunteers in order for the event to be a success for the community. There are various areas where you can volunteer- food preparation, creating a performance, representing your country through a booth, and general volunteering. Please look at the links provided on the right hand side.
How can you donate?
Check out the link to the right to see how you can contribute to help make Diversity Fair possible!