|New president of Korean university has ties to School of Public Health|
|April 04, 2008|
Prior to his appointment as university president, Kim served as professor in Yonsei's Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and as dean of the Graduate School of Public Health. Kim received doctor of medicine, doctor of philosophy and master of public health degrees in South Korea.
Other School of Public Health alumni also have achieved success in the South Korean public health system.
Dal Sun Han, president of the Korean Public Health Association and president emeritus of Hallym University in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea, earned a doctor of public health in health policy and administration from UNC in 1981 after receiving doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees at Seoul National University.
Young Moon Chae, current dean of the School of Public Health at Yonsei University, received a doctor of philosophy in health informatics from UNC in 1982.
In email correspondence with his colleague, Dr. Arnold Kaluzny, professor in the UNC Department of Health Policy and Administration, Chae said, "You should be proud that [your department] produced two presidents of Korean universities. Thank you very much for the good education that [the department] provided for us."
Chae visited the UNC School of Public Health last summer and continues to collaborate with faculty members at the School.
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|Last updated April 04, 2008|