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2017 Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health Meeting

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Patrick Remington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine & Public HealthAssociate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences

Outstanding Program Award

This award honors innovative programs, department or academic institutions for their involvement in advancing undergraduate or graduate medical education in prevention and public health which furthers students interest in the discipline.


Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University
2012 Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
2011 Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy
2007 - University of Michigan School of Public Health - General Preventive Medicine and Public Health Residency
2005 - Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
2005 - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry , The Prevention Theme in the MD Curriculum
2004 - Oregon Health and Science University - Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
2001 - Wake Forest University School of Medicine - Department of Family and Community Medicine
2001 - University of Kansas School of Medicine - Department of Preventive Medicine
1999 - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project
1998 - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine - Division of Community Health Services


 2012 Outstanding Educational Program Award


#Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
A.T. Still University
Mesa, Arizona

Dean: Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH

Dr. Dillenberg is the inaugural Dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. This is Arizona’s first dental school which incorporates innovative processes, strategies and curriculum becoming the nation’s first truly public health dental school.

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health places special emphasis on patient care experiences through simulation, integration of biomedical and clinical sciences, and problem-solving scenarios to achieve clinical experience and includes a strong component of public health, leadership, and practice.

In addition to the issues of oral health and the skills of dentistry, students are encouraged to become caring, community-minded healthcare providers. Graduates are expected to be leaders in their communities and managers of public, not-for-profit, and private sector oral health organizations. The students on average, 700 hours of community service, an extraordinary number."

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is an educational model that relies on an exceptional cadre of motivated, experienced mentors who work one-on-one with students in both pre-clinical and clinical phases of the degree.


2012 Outstanding Educational Program Award

#Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH)
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Galveston, Texas

Professor and Vice Chair for Education: Laura Rudkin, PhD

The Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) is the academic unit at UTMB that provides educational programs focused on prevention and population health. They develop and deliver public health and prevention courses and curricula in the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and also offer a Preventive Medicine Residency program. PMCH has been active in educating medical students since the department was formed in 1912 and have offered graduate education programs since the 1950s. In more recent years, they have expanded their education programs to reach an even broader population on the UTMB campus.

PMCH now offers training in public health to interested students, fellows, and faculty members through the accredited MPH degree program and the newly approved Public Health Certificate program. Departmental activities are unified by a population health perspective and a quantitative analytical approach. Research and educational programs focus on the interplay of individual biological and behavioral factors with aspects of the physical, social, and policy environments. The PMCH faculty complement represents multiple disciplines—epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences, clinical sciences, and preventive medicine and public health practice—and they expose students to relevant aspects of all of these disciplines. Two broad functional areas are defined within PMCH: (1) professional training and provision of professional preventive services and (2) clinical and population health graduate education, research, and academic partnerships. Education programs are central to both functional areas. PMCH provides professional and practice focused education in the Preventive Medicine Residency Programs, the generalist MPH Program, and the medical school Public Health Track and electives. PMCH educates future researchers through their MS and PhD programs in Population Health Sciences, Clinical Science, and Rehabilitation Sciences. Doctoral students, fellows, and faculty in all schools are eligible to apply for the MPH or certificate programs.

Furthermore, PCMH is making their online prevention and population health educational resources available for courses in all four UTMB schools. PMCH has developed an education program that provides a range of opportunities for UTMB students and the campus community to learn more about clinical prevention and public health.



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