Alumni News

Dr. Michael Fleming Elected to Institute of Medicine

July 24, 2006 Dr. Michael Francis Fleming UNC alumnus Michael Francis Fleming, MD, MPH, professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has been elected to the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine (IOM). He has been on the UW faculty since 1986. The IOM, one of four… Read more »

Two alumni win prestigious management awards

  July 20, 2006 The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently awarded two prestigious awards to alumni of the School.Brian P. Schroeder (BSPH ’00, MHA ’02), business manager of Surgical Services at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, N.C., and Matthew M. Womble (MHA ’01), chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital in Durham, N.C.,… Read more »

SPH alumni reception at APHA meeting – November 6, 2006

July 18, 2006 Please join the Carolina School of Public Health for food, fellowship and networking during the American Public Health Association annual meeting!Area alumni, colleagues and friends are invited to a reception on Monday, November 6, 2006, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. You do not have to… Read more »

Halliday appointed Chief Dental Officer

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 »

David Pinksy Named President of Tighe & Bond

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 »

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 »