UTHealth Students Awarded for Excellence in Public Health Projects - BioNews-tx.com

Three students from the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at Houston were awarded the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2014 Excellence in Public Health. Awarded by the United States Public Health Service, the award is given to medical students engaged in public health issues in their communities and raising knowledge about the U.S. Public Health Service.

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Pande and Billnitzer are both students from the Master of Public Health program at the UTHealth School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus and from the Doctor of Medicine degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Their joint project has resulted in the creation of the first and only medical student-run free clinic in Sparks, a small community in El Paso, where 34 percent of the population are uninsured people.

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