Welcome Ceremony and Pinning
Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:30 PM-4:00 PM
This Ceremony is a long-standing tradition and our opportunity to welcome new students to the Dornsife School of Public Health.
The pinning ceremony was first instituted at the School nearly 20 years ago by the founding Dean and humanitarian, Dr. Jonathan Mann. Incoming students, faculty, and staff receive the school of public health pin.
Student Government Organization Officers will lead the new students in reciting the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of the World Health Organization as a reflection of the school’s commitment to social justice, our vision of health as a human right, and an important step that formally welcomes all new students into the field of public health.
All incoming students at Dornsife and New Faculty and Staff will be formally welcomed and will receive pins; all Existing Faculty and Staff are invited to attend.
Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention -- Get Healthy Philly at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Bettigole is the Director of Get Healthy Philly -- the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is a board certified family physician and has previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Care Health Network, a federally qualified community/migrant health center in southern New Jersey, and as a Family Physician and Clinical Director with Philadelphia’s City Health Centers, where she saw patients for more than 12 years.
She is also a Past-President of the National Physicians Alliance (now part of Doctors for America), where she helped develop physician teams focused on gun violence prevention and drug safety and pricing, while continuing the organization’s work on access to high quality affordable health care. Her current work focuses on achieving health justice through policy, systems, and environmental approaches to the major drivers of poor health in Philadelphia.