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The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

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To conduct research to develop, evaluate, and disseminate health promotion and disease prevention programs in diverse settings and populations.

The Annual John P. McGovern Award
Lecture Series in Health Promotion

presents

Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything

Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH
Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health
2019 Award Recipient

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 ♦ 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building
Institute of Molecular Medicine Auditorium
1825 Pressler Street

Featured News

Markham named 2019 John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher

Markham named 2019 John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher

May 24, 2019

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Professor passionate about helping women wins prestigious teaching honor

Professor passionate about helping women wins prestigious teaching honor

May 17, 2019

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Jetelina elected to Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research board

Jetelina elected to Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research board

April 5, 2019

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  • Gonzalez appointed to the National Academies Forum on Global Violence Prevention

    Jennifer M. Gonzalez, PhD, associate professor and assistant regional dean at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Dallas, has been appointed to the National Academies Forum on Global Violence Prevention.


  • Diane Santa Maria to Serve as Cizik School of Nursing's interim dean

    UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D. announced today that, effective August 20, Diane M. Santa Maria, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., the Dorothy T. Nicholson Distinguished Professor, will serve as interim dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Cizik School of Nursing.


  • Research shows surprising scale of health benefits for biggest losers

    When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by UTHealth School of Public Health. The study, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, focused on Americans looking to slim down and found those who lost more than a fifth of their body weight more than doubled their likelihood of good metabolic health, compared to those who only lost a relatively small amount.


  • Climate change health guide helps businesses and workers

    Health hazards associated with climate change are becoming an increasing concern to business leaders who want to protect their workers and communities from these emerging threats. As a result, researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health are developing guidelines for occupational medicine physicians to adapt employers’ current health and safety programs in order prepare for these changes.


  • Peskin earns ‘Abstract of Distinction’ honor from the Society for Prevention Research

    An abstract by Melissa Peskin, Ph.D., has been selected as an “Abstract of Distinction” by the Society for Prevention Research (SPR). This is the second year that SPR has conferred this honor and the organization states that its objective for this accolade is to “identify and highlight abstracts and topics that are particularly noteworthy.”


  • Natural Disaster Policy Grant

    UTHealth School of Public Health Drs. Eric Jones and Sheryl McCurdy, along with colleagues at Rice University and Texas Southern University, are conducting a Hurricane Harvey social network analysis to determine how the various entities, including organizations involved in law enforcement, public health, flood management, emergency management, housing and disaster relief, interacted. Their work will help identify ways to improve the flow of information across the region, reduce duplication of efforts and support vulnerable populations.


  • Valerio named deputy editor of Health Promotion Practice journal

    Melissa Valerio, Ph.D., M.P.H., regional dean of UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio, has been named deputy editor of the journal Health Promotion Practice (HPP). The journal is an official publication of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Valerio began serving in this position in January 2018.


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