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2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

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Frederick J. Angulo, DVM, PhD '95
Claire D. Brindis, MPH '73, DrPH
Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan, MPH '81, DrPH '87

Frederick J. Angulo, DVM, PhD 

Dr. Angulo served 16 years in the Foodborne Diseases Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he established several national surveillance programs including FoodNet and the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). In 2010, he joined the CDC.s Center for Global Health to direct the Global Disease Detection program, which conducts infectious disease capacity building efforts in more than 25 countries. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA in 1995. 

Claire D. Brindis, MPH, DrPH

Dr. Brindis is the Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and a Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Francisco. She is also Director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and Executive Director of the National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center. Dr. Brindis. research focuses on women.s, adolescent, and child health policy at the state and national level, and evaluations of adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy prevention and reproductive health services. Dr. Brindis is a member of the IOM. She received her MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA in 1973. 

Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan, MPH, DrPH

Dr. Vichit-Vadakan is the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at Thammasat University in Thailand. Her research on the effects of air pollution and health has led to national policy and interventions, most notably the elimination of lead from gasoline, the establishment of national air quality standards, and implementation of environmental mitigation measures. She serves as the lead negotiator for Thailand at the Conference of the Parties for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which is the first international health treaty. Dr. Vichit-Vadakan received both her degrees -- an MPH in 1981 and a DrPH in 1987 -- in Community Health Sciences from UCLA. 

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