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 »

April 28, 2008 “‘Health care leadership’ is a wonderful oxymoron,” Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg said — with characteristic wryness — to a group of civil engineers last year. “With the possible exception of higher education, there is no human activity more naturally resistant to leadership than the … American health care system.” A reality show… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Dr. P. LaMont Bryant likes making an impact on people’s lives. From dominating the field as captain of the football team at N.C. Central University, to conducting groundbreaking research as a graduate student working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to being the renowned public health professional he is today, Bryant is… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Sandy Moulton has graced the pages of dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest and Southern Living. She’s not showing off the latest fashion designs — she’s telling people how to get life-saving medicines. As executive director of the Patient Access Programs Foundation for pharmaceutical giant… Read more »

April 28, 2008 It was October 4, 2001, and State Health Director Leah M. Devlin and other officials were in a homeland security meeting. The FBI agent assigned to North Carolina left the room to take a phone call. During the next break, he took Devlin and the head of the State Bureau of Investigation… Read more »