Posts Dated Archive: February 2010

CDC Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Talks with Guide team

Director Frieden talks about prevention Dr. Frieden met with members of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services during our February meeting in Atlanta last week. It’s been great to see the increased appreciation of evidence under Dr. Frieden’s leadership. Frieden knows firsthand from his work as Commissioner for Public… Read More

We say good-bye to Jessie Satia

Saturday, February 13th, family, friends, colleagues and students of Jessie Asong Satia, PhD, Associate Professor Nutrition and Epidemiology, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, teacher, mentor and colleague came together to celebrate her life’s accomplishments and grieve over her untimely death at age 39. Jessie was driven by a passion to… Read More

A sad day for UNC; Minority health conference especially important

Dr. Jessie Satia dead at 39 We are so disheartened by the passing of Jessie Satia, PhD, Associate Professor in the departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity. Jessie had built a national reputation for her research on health disparities, especially in areas such… Read More

A whirlwind week and then it snowed

State Health Directors’ meeting, etc A whirlwind week: chairs’ meeting, a fascinating ASPH conference call with Linda Birnbaum, PhD, director NIEHS, School of Dentistry dean search committee, meeting with one of three candidates for Provost, and many more meetings dominated while we were finishing our budget submission to the Interim… Read More