TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has received full reaccreditation for seven years from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
The rigorous process covers all in-person and online degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a global dual-degree program. The assessment process was extensive, and the college met or exceeded requirements in every category to attain this status, according to the CEPH report.
“I want to thank our faculty and staff members, who provided so much information for the accreditation process,” said Iman Hakim, MD, PhD, MPH, dean of the college and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Endowed Chair in Public Health. “I especially wish to thank John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, interim associate dean for academic affairs, and his predecessor, Douglas Taren, PhD, for their tireless efforts to prepare for this rigorous process and for being so responsive to the CEPH committee. We also want to thank CEPH for their time, expertise and careful attention throughout this evaluation.”
This year, the College of Public Health is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, and the college’s reaccreditation underscores the impressive growth in programs and centers that have advanced public health research and improved people’s lives in Arizona and beyond.
Examples of the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health’s research, scholarly and community outreach efforts include:
- Global Health Institute
- Arizona Prevention Research Center and Western Region Public Health Training Center
- Center for Rural Health
- Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
“I am so proud of the incredible team effort that went into reaccrediting the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health,” Dr. Hakim said. “We have achieved so much during our first 20 years and have quickly become a leader in public health education, research, community engagement and outreach. Right now, we are teaching the next generation of public health leaders, and we have exciting plans for the future of the college, both regionally and globally.
PLEASE NOTE: The college is scheduled to launch a multi-media digital celebration, 20 Days for 20 Years, on Monday, Oct. 19, that will highlight its achievements and milestones over the past two decades.
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About the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Established in 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is the first nationally accredited college of public health in the Southwest. Today the college remains the only accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona, with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The college enrolls more than 1,100 students per year across degree programs at the bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctoral levels. Through research, education and community engagement, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health continues to find solutions to public health problems in Arizona, the Southwest and globally. For more information: publichealth.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter).
About the University of Arizona Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. UArizona Health Sciences includes the Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix), Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona, the greater Southwest and around the world to provide next-generation education, research and outreach. A major economic engine, Health Sciences employs nearly 5,000 people, has approximately 4,000 students and 900 faculty members, and garners $200 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram).