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May 01, 2006 Christopher G. Halliday, MPH ’02, succeeds Dr. Dushanka Kleinman as the Chief Dental Officer of the United States Public Health Service. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona announced his appointment, which was effective May 1, 2006. Halliday, who earned his dental degree at Marquette and his MPH at UNC-Chapel Hill, has made… Read more »

April 19, 2006 Westfield, MA, April 19, 2006. – At the firm’s recent Board of Director’s Meeting, David Pinsky (MSENV, ’83) was elected President and Chairman of the Board of Tighe & Bond, a civil/environmental engineering and consulting firm headquartered here. Pinsky assumed the role from retiring Chairman of the Board and President David G…. Read more »

March 30, 2006 The Carolina School of Public Health’s distinguished alumni awards were presented Wednesday, March 29, during activities surrounding the 2006 Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture.Two awards were presented at the lecture. Allen J. Wilcox, MD, PhD ’79, MPH ’76, Senior Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health… Read more »

  March 24, 2006 Making a difference: Okun provides scholarship gift to support promising engineering students in their studies Dr. Daniel A. Okun Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Daniel A. Okun began his career at the early age of 12. Okun, now Kenan professor emeritus of environmental engineering at the UNC School of Public… Read more »

  March 24, 2006 Student travel funds enhance education Anne Clayton Traveling to present papers at professional mettings or to apply knowledge and gain experience in summer internships makes the Carolina education even more valuable. Knowing how important these experiences are, UNC Professor Gary Koch, PhD, issued a challenge to alumni. He will match every… Read more »

March 24, 2006 Dr. Harry Guess Harry Guess recognized the importance of studying when and how and why people become ill. The patterns that emerge from this study often provide the fundamental clues needed to improve the health of entire populations. Dr. Guess was renowned worldwide for his contributions to the field of epidemiology, particularly… Read more »

March 24, 2006 UNC School of Public Health leads national discourse on patient-centered approach to health care Scott Pearson with his father, Clarence When UNC School of Public Health alumnus Clarence Pearson’s 38-year-old son, Scott, was diagnosed with cancer in March 2001, he was admitted by his family physician to one of the best hospitals… Read more »

March 24, 2006 Mark Merrill, MSPH Mark and Teri Merrill helped set up a scholarship in honor of Dr. William Zelman, professor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health. “Dr. Zelman epitomizes the graduate professor — smart, engaged, talented and challenging,” Mark said. “Equally important, he is also a mentor,… Read more »

March 24, 2006 Scholarships strengthen diversity and create new educational opportunities Tom Wong, PhD, MPH and Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH UNC Alumni Tom Wong, PhD, MPH and Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH wanted to make it possible for students to afford to come to Carolina’s School of Public Health. “Both of us returned to attend the… Read more »

March 24, 2006 Jack and Sue Wilson “My hat is off to the planners who visualized the atrium in the new Center. It is a perfect place for students and faculty to gather in an informal setting to discuss wide-ranging subjects, and it reminds me of the brown bag lunches of my student days in… Read more »