School faculty and staff recognized for service to Humphrey Fellowship Program
|August 29, 2007|
|Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have received teaching awards and another eight were recognized for their service as advisors to the 2006-2007 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, based in the UNC Department of Public Policy.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. Fellows are nominated by U.S. embassies or Fulbright Commissions based on their potential for national leadership and a demonstrated commitment to public service intheir home countries. (See http://hhh.unc.edu.)
Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, PhD, research assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the School of Public Health and the UNC Department of Pediatrics, and Edward (“Ned”) Brooks, DrPH, associate professor and director of the Doctorate in Public Health program in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, were awarded teaching-excellence certificates for their respective courses, “Policy Issues in Health Outcomes and Quality of Care” (HPPA 763) and “Health Care in the United States” (HPAA 564). It is the second year in which Brooks was awarded the honor.
Others recognized for advising students in the program include:
- Frieda Behets, MPH, PhD, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology
- Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
- Bruce Fried, PhD, associate professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration
- Vijaya Hogan, MPH, DrPH, clinical associate professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health
- Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, PhD, associate professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration
- Suzanne Maman, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
- John Paul, PhD, clinical associate professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration
- Hollie Pavlica, DrPH, MSW, director of marketing and certificate programs, Public Health Leadership Program
Faculty advisors are selected to match the fellows’ professional needs and interests.
“Because the Fellowship only lasts 10 months, it is important that fellows are…put on the right track from the outset,” said Elizabeth Gorsuch, executive director of the program. In a letter, she praised School of Public Health participants for “recognizing the value of partnership and the importance of facilitating the development of others.”
Ten fellows participated at UNC in 2006-2007, and 12 are scheduled to take part this year.
“Teaching the Humphrey Fellows is gratifying on many levels,” said Tolleson-Rinehart. “It is a privilege to play a part in making their year at Carolina a success and help them accomplish goals they’ve set for themselves. I learn from them – it is wonderful to get their up-close, deeply informed perspectives on their own nations’ health care systems. My American students always learn from them, and I think the fellows, in turn, enjoy interactions with their American peers.”