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Wilcox, Foshee receive School of Public Health alumni awards

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 »

New scholarships at the UNC School of Public Health

  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 »

A challenge to alumni

  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 »

Scholarships provide a living legacy

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 »

Changing the system

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 »

Honoring a professor, providing a future

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 »

Making a difference in the public’s health

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 »

Memories prompt support of the new Michael Hooker Research Center

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 »

UNC Honors Alumnus Who Helped Reduce Brown Lung Risk

October 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — As a graduate student at Carolina’s School of Public Health in the 1970s, James Merchant studied the impact of byssinosis, a chronic respiratory condition, commonly known as “brown lung disease,” that affected many textile workers in North Carolina. A devoted advocate of workplace safety and health, Merchant helped identify… Read more »

2004 North Carolina Public Health Association meeting slated for August 25-27 in New Bern

August 03, 2004 Each year, the North Carolina Public Health Association offers an opportunity for public health practitioners throughout North Carolina to come together for three days of education, peer exchange, peer recognition, camaraderie, and the latest in technology, goods and services.This year’s meeting, titled “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles & Preventing Illness,” will take place August… Read more »