Graduate students receive award from Texas Public Health Training Center

TPHTC Students

Graduate students Matt Yuen, Noor Mahmoud, Shaola Abagat, & Lauren Rosenbluth

Six graduate students at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health have received the Governmental Public Health Practice Award from the Texas Public Health Training Center (TPHTC).

Shaola Abagat, Noor Mahmoud, Matt Yuen, Veronica Cox, Lauren Rosenbluth and Kiran Bhurtyal will have the opportunity to earn applied experience in various public health settings during their practicums.

Veronica Cox

Graduate student Veronica Cox

The TPHTC is one of 37 Public Health Training Centers across the nation established as collaboration between accredited schools of public health, governmental and public health agencies, and related organizations. TPHTC member schools are the TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health.

As part of the award, recipients will participate in a paid internship, which will be completed this summer.

Graduate student Kiran Bhurtyal.

Graduate student Kiran Bhurtyal

Abagat will complete her practicum at the Office of Health and Communication Education Center for Tobacco Products at the U.S. Department of Administration in Rockville, Md. Mahmoud will complete hers with the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department for the City of Austin. Yuen will complete his at the Gulf Bend Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center in Victoria, Texas. Cox will complete hers at the Office of Border Health for the Texas Department of State Health Services in Harlingen, Texas. Rosenbluth will complete hers at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Bhurtyal will complete his at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments in Bryan, Texas.

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