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The University of Memphis School of Public Health Mission  is to improve population health, promote health equity, and produce the next generation of public health leaders, through innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary education, research, service and community engagement.

The University of Memphis School of Public Health Vision is to be recognized as one of the nation's premier metropolitan schools of public health, and a leader in education, research and practice.

 CEPH Accreditation

SPH Accepted as a Candidate School for CEPH Accreditation

Dean Lisa Klesges is pleased to announce that our School of Public Health has been accepted into candidacy by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to begin our accreditation process. The School of Public Health is now an associate member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

Public Comment Invited

As part of the accreditation process, CEPH will be accepting public comment regarding the candidacy of the University of Memphis School of Public Health for initial accreditation.  CEPH will be accepting public comments until November 1, 2014.  Comments should be addressed to Ms. Brittney Lilly, and either emailed to or posted to CEPH, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Attention: Brittney Lilly, MPH, Accreditation Specialist.

 BCBS Check Presentation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation makes gift to FitKids 

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation presented a check for $825,000 to Memphis FitKids.  It is the second award in a three-year grant to fund a demonstration project of FitKids in the Memphis community.  Developed with the support of the FedEx Institute of Technology, FitKids is addressing the epidemic of childhood obesity in the Mid-South.  The web-based tool was created by Drs. Ken Ward and Lisa Klesges from the School of Public Health and Dr. Ramin Homayouni, director of the Center for Translational Informatics.  Click here to read the press release.

News Archives


Tiger Blue Goes Green day 2014 - see the video!

The University of Memphis- Faculty and Staff Annual Giving Campaign for 2014-2015 is here! 

Dean Lisa Klesges Welcomes New Students at the Fall 2014 New SPH Student Orientation.

New Health Care Interpreter Class Begins November 1st.  Register Now!


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October 13-14

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