Melvin, Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, named ANMA president

November 06, 2012
Sharon Melvin

Sharon Melvin

Sharon Chalmers Melvin, RN, MPH, alumna of Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, recently was installed as president of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association Inc. (ANMA) at the Auxiliary’s annual convention in New Orleans.

Melvin received her Master of Public Health degree in health behavior and health education from the School in 1986.

ANMA, a nonprofit organization established in 1936, is comprised of spouses of the National Medical Association, the membership of which includes about 50,000 African-American physicians in the U.S. Melvin is the third North Carolinian to serve as ANMA’s president.

ANMA aims to provide community-based health education, sponsor advocacy initiatives to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities, and increase workforce diversity in research and health professions.

Melvin is married to anesthesiologist Al L. Melvin, MD, who is also a School alumnus. Dr. Melvin received his Master of Science in Public Health degree in 1982. They have a daughter who is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a son who is a senior at North Carolina State University.


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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu.