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Top health consultant thanks School for “ticket” to success

October 05, 2007 Deniese Chaney As a teenager, Deniese Chaney worked summers. Instead of flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant or ringing up purchases at a shoe store, she typed, filed and kept patient records at a medical diagnostics clinic. Her aunt was an employee at DukeHealth and had urged her to give the… Read more »

Renowned environmental engineering professor continues history of giving

October 05, 2007 Dr. Daniel A. Okun When Dr. Daniel A. Okun, Kenan Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of environmental engineering, retired from the UNC School of Public Health in 1982, the department he chaired for almost two decades was several times bigger than the one he joined in the 1950s. Under Okun’s leadership, the Department… Read more »

Fred Brown Jr., MPH and Laura Brown

  October 05, 2007 Promoting public health collaboration and synergy Fred Brown Jr., MPH and Laura Brown Some of Fred Brown’s fondest memories as a UNC School of Public Health graduate student took place in a student lounge in Rosenau Hall. “Students and professors went there to relax, share stories and discuss ideas,” says Fred,… Read more »

Former student endows School with scholarship for the physically challenged

October 05, 2007 Dr. Nguyen V. Dat Dr. Nguyen V. Dat still remembers when, as a student working toward his Ph.D. in biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1970s, he had flown into Atlanta, Ga., for a conference sponsored by the American Statistical Association. Dat and a few… Read more »

Sheila Leatherman named first Gillings Visiting Professor

September 24, 2007 Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman has been named the first Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The professorship is part of Carolina Public Health Solutions, a program established in the School through a generous gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Ms…. Read more »

School of Public Health kicks off new semester with September lecture, webcast

August 27, 2007 Following is a sampling of upcoming School of Public Health events. Events are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Dean’s Lecture Series “Microcredit and Global Health” September 24 4 to 6 p.m. Michael Hooker Research Center, UNC School of Public Health Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium… Read more »

McCracken, School of Public Health alumnus, tapped for UNC public safety post

July 27, 2007 Lt. Col. Jeff McCracken, deputy director of the Department of Public Safety at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and alumnus of the School of Public Health, has been named the university’s director of public safety and chief of police. McCracken, a law enforcement veteran with more than 15 years’… Read more »

Former PhD student returns as dean of South Korean graduate school

  July 23, 2007 Dr. Young Moon Chae Dr. Young Moon Chae, dean of Yonsei University’s Graduate School of Public Health and a 1982 PhD graduate of UNC’s School of Public Health, visited campus recently with 44 of his students and faculty members. The students included Korean hospital administrators, health insurance officials, cancer center officials… Read more »

External Affairs welcomes two new staff

June 07, 2007 The Office of External Affairs at the School of Public Health has announced the arrival of two new staff members, effective June 1. Stephen P. Couch has been named an associate director of development, and Cutler W. Andrews will serve as director of alumni affairs, annual giving and special projects. Peggy Dean… Read more »

Jeffries receives honorary doctorate from Florida college

May 28, 2007 photograph, Dr. Harvey Jeffries Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, Fla., has conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree upon Harvey E. Jeffries, PhD, leading atmospheric chemist and professor of environmental sciences and engineering in the School of Public Health. Jeffries graduated from Eckerd, then called Florida Presbyterian College, in 1964 with a… Read more »