A former Vice Admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was once again nominated to serve as U.S. Surgeon General on the new president’s health team.
“Joyce often says she loves her job and it’s so true,” says Oregon Department of Education Assistant Superintendent Sarah Drinkwater. “Coming from her background as a dietitian, she brings medical, educational, and community partnership aspects as her foundation, and this is how she likes to conduct her work. She and her team partner with many entities, and she puts a great amount of time and effort into the development of each relationship.”
“It will take all of us working together – across multiple sectors of business, academia and communities – to create innovative solutions and cost-sustainable approaches that promote better health for everyone. This center can help create a compelling future for the health of Oregonians and the nation,” said Gloria Krahn, the Barbara Emily Knudson Chair in Family Policy and director of external relations for the college. She is serving as the center’s interim director until a full-time director is hired.
Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences has been granted accreditation, making it the first school of public health in Oregon to earn that recognition.
Led by one of its strongest colleges – the CPHHS – and fueled by a century-old tradition of extending science-based solutions into places where the public can use them, OSU is dramatically stepping up its efforts to help solve the health care crisis by helping people stay healthy.
Driven by a common passion for prevention, public health leaders from across the state gathered to share the latest in public health research and trends at the 69th annual Oregon Public Health Association Conference & Meeting Oct. 14-15 at Oregon State University.