In the media (Aug. 11, 2017)

NewsUTHealth School of Public Health was featured in the following media stories recently.

In her regular column for the Brownsville Herald and Harlingen Valley Morning Star, Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, M.P.H., wrote about self-worth and its role in creating a healthy community.

Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., was featured in UT System's Texas Health Journal about his role in a $500 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the human genome and how it relates to disease.

Student Puja B. Gandhi was featured in the ASPPH news for having received the Excellence in Public Health Award from the United States Public Health Service.

Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., was quoted in a Taste Cooking magazine story about the nutritional value of faux meat products.

Alumnus Umair A. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., was featured in a news release and numerous media outlets for having been elected as the new president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Shah is executive director of Harris County Public Health and was the speaker at UTHealth School of Public Health’s commencement ceremony in May this year.

Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., R.D., is part of a collaborative grant to evaluate an online professional development tool for educators to enhance their personal health and well-being. The Vitamix Foundation, which awarded the grant, referenced Sharma in a news release about the project.

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