April 28, 2008 Alum spearheads Arkansas’ water fluoridation efforts; founds PANDA program to train dentists worldwide to recognize and report abuse Dr. Lynn Mouden has been called a communist, fascist and even the minion of the devil. That’s on a good day. As the director of the Arkansas Health Department’s Office of Oral Health, this… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Dr. Aaron Blair’s first taste of public health came from an unlikely quarter. While wor king as a lecturer in 1973 at Saint Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C., he was asked to teach a course in human anatomy and physiology. Problem was, Blair’s undergraduate and master’s degrees were in botany, and… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Nicole Bates seems to be moving quickly up the public health leadership ladder. The current director of government rel ations for the Global Health Council is a self-described strategic thinker and likes to plan two, three and even four steps ahead while playing with different future scenarios. So you’d think her career… Read more »

April 28, 2008 How one executive fuels progress both here and abroad Passion moves people to do great things. Just ask Don Holzworth, senior vice president and director of strategy for SRA International, Inc., and founder and former chairman and CEO of Constella Group, a global professional health services company. Holzworth has been thinking a… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Epidemiologists provide compass for pharmaceutical research.Before pharmaceutical companies decide where to focus research, they want to know what the unmet needs are. They want to know about the diseases – and the patients – they hope to treat. That’s where pharmaceutical epidemiologists like Dr. Alice White come in. White, who has a… Read more »

April 28, 2008 When you ask Dr. Lillian Rivera, administrator of the Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Health Department, what the keys to public health leadership are, her answer is swift and sure : Passion, love for the community you serve, and continuous learning. Colleagues validate that passion and love of community. “Her work is truly a… Read more »

April 28, 2008 In 2003, Dr. Greg Allgood asked Procter and Gamble to do something unheard of — intentionally pursue a product that wasn’t making any money. Allgood, who earned his master’s in environmental sciences and engineering from Carolina’s School of Public Health in 1983, had worked at Procter and Gamble (P&G) on everything from… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Years ago, electric frying pans, coffee pots and other kitchen appliances came with long cords so people could put them anywhere on the counter, no matter where the electric plug was. But long cords were easy for children to grab, pull, and dump hot coffee, grease or other liquids on themselves. Thanks… Read more »

April 28, 2008 “Thank you, Jesus!” So rose the shout of praise from the audience when Dr. Roland Edgar (Eddie) Mhlanga, danced across a stage in spring 1994 to accept his master’s of public health diploma from the UNC School of Public Health. More than 40 of the joyful commencement guests were congregants at Barbee’s… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Weedon understands link between veterinary and public health concerns. Dr. Bob Weedon spent the Christmas holiday of 2006 as he often has over the years, working in his veterinary hospital in Wilmington, N.C. Things are usually slow then, but this year was different. The condition of a puppy admitted to the clinic… Read more »