After The University of Toledo merged with the Medical University of Ohio in 2006, the Department of Public Health and Homeland Security found a new home in the College of Medicine.
Three years later, the Department of Public Health and Homeland Security has received a new name, the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Sheryl Milz, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, said the faculty wanted a name that was identified more closely with the work within the department.
The name was unanimously approved by department faculty and Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, Health Science Campus provost, executive vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine.
Milz said the faculty felt the new name would provide a more direct link with their colleagues in the College of Medicine.
“The faculty felt that since both public health and preventive medicine were focused on preventing disease, that name described the vision and goals of the department,” she said.