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Public Health Leadership Program News

School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

Muiruri helps establish African research organization

Charles Muiruri, a student at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Health, has been instrumental in establishing the Association for Research Administrators in East Africa. The organization hopes to help regional scientists in sub-Saharan Africa get grants and use them more effectively. Currently completing his MPH in the School’s Public Health Leadership Program, Muiruri works for… Read more »

Leading the way

April 28, 2008 School programs focus on creating leadership opportunities for working public health professionals While every academic program at our School embraces leadership development as a principal foundation, several special programs provide specific opportunities for leadership growth. Some offer distance education opportunities for working public health professionals. Others prepare mid-career professionals for senior-level positions…. Read more »

Public health leaders

April 28, 2008 Setting the goals, setting the pace, setting the example A fundamental strategy by which Carolina’s School of Public Health creates sustainable, positive changes in public health is by educating the next generation of public health leaders. When it was suggested that we devote an issue of Carolina Public Health magazine to “leadership,”… Read more »

Academic Medicine publishes article on Health Care and Prevention Program

The Health Care and Prevention program is featured in an article in the April 2008 issue of Academic Medicine (Vol. 83, No. 4 / April 2008, pp. 371-377). “The MD-MPH Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” authored by Russell Harris, Linda Kinsinger, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, Anthony Viera, and Georgette Dent, describes the… Read more »

Espiritu, physician and PHLP health care and prevention student, wins award

April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Espiritu Jennifer Espiritu, MD, a health care and prevention student in the Public Health Leadership Program, has received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Don Gemson Resident Award. Espiritu, an officer in the U.S. Navy and chief resident in the UNC Preventive Medicine Program, has been a… Read more »

Article describes collaboration between the UNC Schools of Public Health and Medicine

April 04, 2008 An article appearing in the April issue of Academic Medicine describes the history of a fruitful collaboration between the UNC Schools of Public Health and Medicine. The health care and prevention concentration in the master’s of public health degree, begun in 1997 and offered through the Public Health Leadership Program at the… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

Tilson Appointed to National Research Ethics Board

Hugh Tilson, adjunct professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). PRIM&R is dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. PRIM&R has served the full array of individuals and organizations involved in… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »