Alumni News

Honoring a professor, providing a future

March 24, 2006 Mark Merrill, MSPH Mark and Teri Merrill helped set up a scholarship in honor of Dr. William Zelman, professor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health. “Dr. Zelman epitomizes the graduate professor — smart, engaged, talented and challenging,” Mark said. “Equally important, he is also a mentor,… Read more »

Making a difference in the public’s health

March 24, 2006 Scholarships strengthen diversity and create new educational opportunities Tom Wong, PhD, MPH and Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH UNC Alumni Tom Wong, PhD, MPH and Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH wanted to make it possible for students to afford to come to Carolina’s School of Public Health. “Both of us returned to attend the… Read more »

Memories prompt support of the new Michael Hooker Research Center

March 24, 2006 Jack and Sue Wilson “My hat is off to the planners who visualized the atrium in the new Center. It is a perfect place for students and faculty to gather in an informal setting to discuss wide-ranging subjects, and it reminds me of the brown bag lunches of my student days in… Read more »

UNC Honors Alumnus Who Helped Reduce Brown Lung Risk

October 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — As a graduate student at Carolina’s School of Public Health in the 1970s, James Merchant studied the impact of byssinosis, a chronic respiratory condition, commonly known as “brown lung disease,” that affected many textile workers in North Carolina. A devoted advocate of workplace safety and health, Merchant helped identify… Read more »

2004 North Carolina Public Health Association meeting slated for August 25-27 in New Bern

August 03, 2004 Each year, the North Carolina Public Health Association offers an opportunity for public health practitioners throughout North Carolina to come together for three days of education, peer exchange, peer recognition, camaraderie, and the latest in technology, goods and services.This year’s meeting, titled “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles & Preventing Illness,” will take place August… Read more »

School of Public Health Alumni & Family Night at the Durham Bulls

July 14, 2004 Mark your calendars now! Thursday, August 26th is Carolina’s School of Public Health night at the Durham Bulls. Come see old friends and alumni, eat peanuts and popcorn, and watch as the Durham Bulls take on the Charlotte Knights. Game time begins at 7 p.m.Tickets are $6.50 per person. The School of… Read more »

School of Public Health alumnus receives lifetime achievement award

January 29, 2004 Clarence E. Pearson – an alumnus of Carolina’s School of Public Health – was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in International Health by the American Public Health Association (APHA). The award is given each year to an individual whose career has shaped the direction of international health. It was… Read more »