Global Health Expert Appointed to the Faculty of the Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Apr 16, 2012, 09:00 ET from Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN, Conn., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A global health expert who specializes in infectious and tropical disease has joined the faculty of the Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine.

As a professor of medical sciences, Dr. David Hill is responsible for directing global public health education initiatives at the medical school. He also serves as director of Quinnipiac's global public health program.

Hill was most recently director of the National Travel Health Network and Centre in London, U.K. He was also an honorary professor on the faculty of infectious and tropical disease at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

At Quinnipiac, Hill will teach in the foundations of medicine course. He is also working to integrate global public health themes into all medical school curricula, and to design some undergraduate offerings.

"The goal is to open the students' eyes to the larger world. We are a global community. We need physicians who are in their offices, in their communities and in the world, contributing," Hill said.

"David brings vast knowledge and expertise in infectious disease, travel medicine and global public health issues," said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine.

Hill has served as a professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he was also director of international traveler's medical services at the UConn Health Center.

Hill earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Virginia Hospital. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Williams College.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 6,000 full-time undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students in 53 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges issue. For more information, visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.

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