|Alumnus receives award from Public Health Service Commissioned Corps|
|July 25, 2011|
Mahyar Mofidi, MPH, PhD, DMD, has received the Junior Officer of the Year Award from the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps.
Mofidi, who received his Master of Public Health in health policy and administration (2000) and doctorate in health behavior and health education (2005) from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, currently serves as chief dental officer for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau. He also was promoted recently to senior officer (Commander rank) in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps (USPHS).
The award recognizes a USPHS junior officer who has made a significant contribution to the overall mission of the Corps. The USPHS mission is to protect, promote and advance the health and safety of people in the United States. The mission is achieved through rapid and effective response to public health needs; leadership and excellence in public health practices; and advancement of public health science. Mofidi is responsible for providing national direction, program planning and technical assistance to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program on oral health-related matters.
"I strongly feel that my education and training at UNC School of Public Health under the direction of so many capable and dedicated mentors - and my training at UNC-affiliated agencies such as the N.C. Oral Health Section and UNC's Sheps Center for Health Services Research - prepared me with the appropriate knowledge, attitude and skills to make a positive difference in the health of our population at the federal level of service," Mofidi said. "It also has enabled me to have a very rewarding career. I look forward to coming to work every day."
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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or email@example.com.
|Last updated July 25, 2011|