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The Abstract: August 29, 2022

This Week @ Gillings: The Abstract

August 29, 2022

Whether you’re local or global, student or alumni, the Abstract’s weekly news digest will help you stay in the loop with our amazing Gillings School community.

Maman named Academic Leadership Program Fellow

Dr. Suzanne Maman

Dr. Suzanne Maman

Suzanne Maman, PhD, professor of health behavior and associate dean for global health, has been named to the 2022-23 cohort of Tyson Academic Leadership Program (ALP) Fellows by the Institute for the Arts & Humanities.

The program is designed to aid current and emerging leaders through a series of activities to develop leadership capacities, clarify career commitments, and build their leadership network.

The ALP is one of the flagship programs of the Institute. During their fellowship year, the fellows attend a weeklong leadership training with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, interacting with senior executives from across the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. ALP fellows attend Phase 1 training through the Racial Equity Institute. In the spring, participants will attend weekly seminars to address critical issues facing the University, build strong relationships with their cohort members, and develop a better sense of self as a leader.

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Helm-Murtagh co-authors new textbook on leadership practice in health care

Dr. Susan Helm-Murtagh

Dr. Susan Helm-Murtagh

Congratulations to Susan Helm-Murtagh, DrPH, MM, assistant professor of health policy and management, who has co-authored and co-edited a new textbook titled Leadership in Practice: Essentials for Public Health and Healthcare Leaders.

Leadership in Practice prepares leaders for the unpredictability, complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty they will face while leading public health and health care organizations and teams. It equips leaders with practical, sustainable and universal skills, abilities and intangibles needed to thrive in a constantly-evolving environment.

The book features a number of contributions from UNC faculty and alumni.

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Bamogo named to incoming cohort of Royster Society Fellows

Assanatou Bamogo

Assanatou Bamogo

The Graduate School at UNC has welcomed Assanatou Bamogo, doctoral student in maternal and child health, into the cohort of fellows in the Royster Society of Fellows program.

The Royster fellowship is a premier doctoral recruitment fellowship offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Royster Society of Fellows was created through the vision and generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Royster in 1996. Royster fellows benefit from interdisciplinary learning, networking, service to campus and community, professional development, and social opportunities.

Bamogo’s research interests include how to improve maternal and child health in low-to-middle income countries.

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Thomas elected vice president of NCPHA

Amy Belflower Thomas

Amy Belflower Thomas

Congratulations to Amy Belflower Thomas, MHA, MSPH, director of community assessment and strategy for the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and adjunct assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, who has been elected as the new vice president of the N.C. Public Health Association (NCPHA).

She will serve in this role on the NCPHA’s executive committee for four years and will begin. her position on Sept. 14.