September 25, 2007

The School of Public Health, the university's first new school since 1981, celebrated its official launch last month. Its formation comes as the state and nation face shortages in the public health workforce, high rates of obesity and chronic disease and disparities in health care.

"There could be no better time to launch a school of public health," Dean Robert S. Gold told hundreds of students, faculty and dignitaries gathered for a daylong launch ceremony and health fair on Sept. 26. "We need more than ever to discover new knowledge."

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