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July 30, 2008

SPH Recent Grad Named Public Management Intern 

Joe Katagiri, a May University at Albany School of Public Health graduate, has been named a New York State Public Management Intern (PMI) with the New York State Department of Health (DOH).  Katagiri earned an MPH in Health Policy, Management and Behavior.

The competitive PMI program attracts candidates from graduate programs across the nation, and provides career opportunities in state government.  PMI interns, recognized for their leadership capability, serve for two years in full-time, entry-level professional administrative positions at a state agency.  Interns serve in rotational assignments, have an individual mentor for professional guidance, and receive additional training to supplement what they learn on the job. 

“The school congratulates Joe on his appointment as a New York State Public Management Intern with the Department of Health.  It is a great honor for him and we wish him success in his new position,” said Philip C. Nasca, dean of the School of Public Health. 

Through its partnership with the DOH, UAlbany's School of Public Health offers students immediate access to internships at the Health Department, Albany Medical College, and a variety of other public and private health institutions throughout New York. The school serves as the academic anchor of the East Campus, the biotech hub of the university's life sciences research, which includes the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics.

UAlbany School of Public Health students have unique access to study the most profound health issues facing us today: the threat of bioterrorism, the spread of HIV/AIDS and other emerging diseases, the lack of affordable and accessible health care for individuals and families, environmental hazards, substance abuse and social violence, maternal mortality in developing countries, the promises and threats of genetic engineering, and protecting food and water supplies.

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