From the Dean

Jean W.

I am thrilled to share with you some exciting news highlighted in this issue of Health Impact magazine. As we continue to champion excellence and innovation in public health, I am delighted to announce two major newsworthy events our community has recently marked.

First, I am proud to share that the School of Public Health and Health Professions has achieved a significant milestone in its journey toward excellence. Our school has been reaccredited by the Council on Education in Public Health, receiving a perfect score in recognition of our unwavering commitment to academic rigor, research excellence, and community engagement. This accomplishment underscores the dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff, and students in advancing the mission and vision of SPHHP.

Second, I’d like to recognize a milestone for the Women's Health Initiative, housed within SPHHP. This pioneering initiative has reached a remarkable milestone of 30 years since its inception. The Women's Health Initiative's groundbreaking longitudinal study of post-menopausal women's health has transformed our understanding of preventive health measures and has had a profound impact on public health policy and practice.

These achievements not only reflect the tireless dedication and expertise of our faculty and staff but also highlight the collective strength and commitment of our entire SPHHP community. As we look ahead to the future, I am confident that these milestones will inspire us to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation in public health. I encourage each of you to explore this news and more in Health Impact. Together, let us celebrate our achievements and reaffirm our shared commitment to advancing the health and well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.

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Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD
Dean and SUNY Distinguished Professor