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Eugene S. Mayer, 1938 – 1994

Dr. Eugene S. Mayer was a UNC School of Medicine faculty member from 1971-1994.  He held faculty positions as Professor of Family Medicine and Medicine and was a research associate with the Sheps Center for Health Services Research.  He served as Associate Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and Director of the North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program from 1978-1994.

Dr. Mayer received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University.  He completed his Master of Public Health at Yale University and was certified by the American Board of Preventitive Medicine.  His career in public service begain in 1965 with a three year stint in the US Peace Corps in Turkey and in Washington, DC, where he served as Peace Corps regional medical officer for the West African Programs.

Dr. Mayer was a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.  He was active in the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the National Organization of AHEC Program Directors, the Royal Society of Medicine, the North Carolina Medical Society, and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.

At the UNC School of Medicine, he served on many committees, including the Institute for the Generalist Physician Executive Committee, the Medical Education Advisory Committee, Health of the Public Executive Committee, and the Dean’s Advisory Committee.

We are honored to have the name of a person so dedicated to medicine and to public service attached to our organization.