In the past two months, many long standing faculty and staff have had the chance to take advantage of new career opportunities. Dr. Monica Wendel, previous Center Director, has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences. Dr. Wendel will be leading the school’s efforts in engaging with the local community by utilizing her experience with community-based participatory approaches and also expanding the practicum opportunities offered by the school. Additionally, Ms. Monique Ingram, former CCHD staff member, and Ms. Billie Castle, former CCHD graduate assistant, have joined Dr. Wendel’s team in Louisville, Kentucky.
Following the receipt of her doctorate degree, Dr. Heather Clark, previous Center Evaluator, has accepted the faculty position of Clinical Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M Health & Kinesiology Department where she will teach Community Health, Grant Writing and Introduction to the Discipline of Health Education. Additionally, former graduate student, Ms. Abby Moser, graduated from the School of Public Health and took a Health & Safety Representative position at Baker Hughes in Houston, Texas. Although it is always hard to see people leave, we know that farewells are not forever and look forward to potential collaborations!