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Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 7, 2021
Why can I am successfully fighting the polio free/measlease ellimination and the unknow emrgency disease like SARS..., Because Prof. Brachman hsa been teaching me how to establish and carry out surveillance system , And much more important was he gave me the book "medical detective" on the day of 17/11/1994 when I visited his office while I was a CDC visiting scholar to let me know how to how to detect the new or unknow infectious disease! Jiatong Zhuo Humphrey Fellow 97/98, Emory
Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 7, 2021
Why can I am successfully fighting the polio free/measlease ellimination and the unknow emrgency disease like SARS..., Because Prof. Brachman hsa been teaching me how to establish and carry out surveillance system , And much more important was he gave me the book "medical detective" on the day of 17/11/1994 when I visited his office while I was a CDC visiting scholar to let me know how to how to detect the new or unknow infectious disease! Jiatong Zhuo Humphrey Fellow 97/98, Emory

Prof Brachman, my unforgettable teacher

Shared by ShunXiang Zhang on June 27, 2019

It was a great sad to hear of the passing of prof Brachman. In 2001, I joined theInternational Course in Applied Epidemiology in CDC.  From then on, he became one of my unforgettable teachers. In 2005, Prof Brachman was invitted to visit the SZCDC in China and his lectures and laughter  have stayed here. I recommended four of my students to attend his courses in 2008 and my students brought back his greetings and expectations. I always thought he'd always be with us.

A nice professor

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on July 30, 2018

Prof. Brachman not only good at teach us learn how to control the infectious disease, but also very much patient and understand the Asian student'ts not so fluent English. He not simlpy reject me when I reported and discussed with him with my English with Chinese accient about my achievements. He paid so much attention and repeated to me  the meanning that I am trying to state. This mad me inprove not only my professional skill but also my language skill. I remember him forever.


Jiatong Zhuo, Humphrey Fellow 1997/1998, Public Health Policy/Management, RSPH, Emory

Dr. Brachman and FDR

Shared by Robert Prater on December 20, 2016

It was my priviledge to meet Dr. Brachman when he brought a group of the Hubert Humphrey Fellows of Emory to Warm Springs, several years ago.  At the time, I was a reenactor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and I was asked to meet Dr. Brachman and the Fellows on the sun porch of FDR's Little White House. I had a good visit with them.  I will always remember Dr. Brachman's kind and gentle manner.

Philip Brachman reminisces on FETP

Shared by Bruce Weniger on June 21, 2016

See the segment starting at 1 minute 5 seconds (1m:05s) through 2m:35s into the 16-minute-45-second video at the URL below, during which Philip Brachman delivers a testimonial about the history and contributions of the Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) around the world (of which he was a founding godfather).

His talk was made in January 2016 for this video prepared by the Thailand MOPH and US CDC Collaboration ("TUC") in early 2016 for an MOPH seminar on 2016-01-27 to mark the 35+ years of the Thailand FETP.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_LdiQFL6SNPSFpTUlZPZzdLWUk/view

I thank Philip for trusting me to become the second CDC/WHO adviser to the Thailand FETP from 1983-1986, and for the tremendous support, guidance, and friendship he gave to me and to the Thai and other FETPs around the world over the years. 

Phil was given the highest honour at a village in Nigeria

Shared by Pik Pin GOH on June 15, 2016

Once Phil related to me that he was given the highest honour by the people at a village in Nigeria. ( I think because of his generous contribution to the people though Phil did not  elaborate what kind of charity he has made). If I remembered well, he said  he was given the ownership of the land and a cow and was accepted to be part of the tribe. When I saw photos posted by Pia Valeriano where Phil was gowned with traditional costume and was seen putting a brick as a sign of foundation for a building and a cow. I thought these photos told me the story Phil related to me. Phil has truly lived his life fully and has left a legend. He has always been giving his wealth, his time, his wisdom and kindness to others,  

Never to busy not to help a Humphrey Alum

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 12, 2016

I was in guilty to ask for his help in writing a proface for my neww book, thinking Professor Philip was so busy. And He wrote it to me on 19, June 2016, and said:"Jiatong, I am never too busy not to help a Humphrey alum. You book sounds very interesting and I am sure it gives good advice about field investigations.

 

Thanks for the invitation for one of our MPH students to come to your city for their practicum and/or thesis. I will post this one the website next fall and be ready to discuss the opportunity with interested students. Best wishes. Philip"

I miss professor Philip Brachman forever! 

Kind professor

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 12, 2016

Professor Philip Brachman is so kind inviting me join his lunch when I visited RSPH,Emory in Oct, 2013

Chisese zhuang embroidering bag and the Guangxi red river stone

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 11, 2016

This is the picture with Chisese zhuang embroidering bag and the Guangxi red river stone. Prof. happy with them.

You are my mentor

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 11, 2016

I am from Guangxi province, China, You were my mentor, you are my mentor and you will be my mentor for ever. A chinses an old saying"once  mentor, father of the student.", So, prof. Philip Brachman, you are not only my mentor, also my father! 

contact host family to understand difrent culture

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 11, 2016

I was luky to have the opportunity to join the party with our humphrey gruop on 7 Dec, 1997 when I was study in RSPH, Emory, as a Humphrey Fellow. Prof. Philip toled me how to overcome the culture shock. 

Chinese hand embroidering bag by Zhuang people

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 11, 2016

I visited Prof. Philip on Oct 2013 giving him the bag with Chinese hand embroidering by Zhuang minority, Philip love it so much with paying so much attention!

Shared by Sandrine Talla on June 11, 2016

The day I left the USA after my fellowship year, I went to Emory campus to return my locker's keys.  When I got to the campus and met Prof Brachman he was so happy to see me again after just a few weeks that we were on our professional affiliation. He told me that IIE had informed him that I was leaving back to my Country that night and he had called everywhere looking for me except where I had been for the last 6 weeks of my PA. He wished me well as I returned home , we took this last picture and I left, so certain that some day maybe soon I will be back to Emory and he will introduce me to fellows as and alumnus just the way he had done when alumni came back to the campus during our fellowship year. This was never going to be. Few months ago, I called him from my home to tell him what lif had been since I came back and how I had moved forward in my career. He told me to put it into writing and send it to him and Flavia by mail.
Thank you Prof for loving what you do till death 

My Fond Memories of Phil Over the Years

Shared by Sharon Siegmund on June 11, 2016

I had the pleasure of working with Phil for 10 years as his Assistant Coordinator from the beginning of the Humphrey Fellows Program at Emory.  Even though it wasn't a paid position as part of my job, it was one of the highlights of my career at Emory.  What a wonderful experience it was to work alongside of Phil, a legendary epidemiologist, helping those professionals from so many different countries of the world to expand their Public Health experiences and to learn about their cultures! 

I was blessed to have had the opportunity to have worked closely with Phil for those years and get to know him not only in a professional sense, but also on a personal level.  Phil was the most caring and dedicated person I've ever met and he treated his students and Fellows with the utmost respect and love.  We've stayed in contact during the 13 years since I retired and he has always included me in the annual Holiday party with the Humphrey Fellows.  I also have several pieces of his beautiful artistic glass blowing creations and I will always treasure them and think of him with fond memories every time I see them.  I pray for the comfort and peace that only God can provide for Phil's family as they deal with this loss.

Memory of Dr. Brachman

Shared by danni xiang on June 11, 2016
Dr. Brachman gave me much help when I was in Atlanta as a Humphrey Fellow. He was so nice that he considered almost everything for me before I needed. His great personality impressed me most. I never found a man like him who is so selfless, upright, professional, caring for others. From him, I understand why the United Stated could be a great country.   I remember the last time I saw him was in a leaving bus at Maryland. He and his assistant of Humphrey program got on the bus to say goodbye to me. After he left, I could not help bursting into tears for a long time. I am not the woman who like to cry when I leave somebody. That was my first time from my childhood to cry for leaving somebody, really. He was so nice nice people. 

It is my regret that I never meet him again after Humphrey Program.

The beautiful  glass ball he gave me as a present keeps on my table everyday.....

Danni Xiang
Chief doctor of the department of Geriatrics
Huadong Hospital, Fudan University
08-09 Humphrey Fellow
Shanghai China
   
Shared by Jody Gray on June 10, 2016

Philip Brachman is by far the most incredible man I have ever met.  Knowing him for almost 30 years as the Chair of the University of Michigan Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology, has been an honor, privilege, and personal gift.  He has blessed my life personally as well as professionally.  This world has been made a better place by him.  Spending three weeks in Ann Arbor with him for so many years will be missed. 

Memories of him will live strongly in all of our hearts forever I know. 

Jody Gray

University of Michigan

Shared by Jiatong Zhuo on June 10, 2016

Professor Philip Brachman gave me so much encouragement and help. I wrote to him to have his proface to my new book and worry about he was so busy maybe don't have time to care it. However, he wrote it for me and email me on 19th May, 2016, and   said"

Jiatong, I am never too busy not to help a Humphrey alum. You book sounds very interesting and I am sure it gives good advice about field investigations.

 

Thanks for the invitation for one of our MPH students to come to your city for their practicum and/or thesis. I will post this one the website next fall and be ready to discuss the opportunity with interested students. Best wishes. Philip". My eyes soaked with tears whenever I memory with it!

A Chinese old saying:" once a mentor of me , kind father  of my life". Professor Philip Brachamn, You are not only my mentor, but also my father. You were, you are, and you will always be my life forerever.

Jiatong Zhuo, Humphrey Fellow 97/98,  RSPH, Emory 
Deputy Director, Guangxi Province CDC, P. R. China 

Phil, The Life Filler

Shared by jejamaije mujoro on June 9, 2016

My World has changed, my life has become different, I view the World from another perspective.
 I will lead a long and productive life. I will extend my support and knowledge to fellow human beings in making the world a better place.

All learnt from my great Emory HHH Coordinator for 2007-2008.  
 

Shared by Syed Imtiaz Hasan on June 8, 2016

During my Humphrey year (1998-1999) Professor Philip Brachman was driving us from Emory to one of the workshops when a speeding car hit us from the rear at a stop light.
Phil's car was severely damaged and some of us suffered whiplash.
That evening when we met at Rollins, Phil light heartedly asked me "how was the morning's experience ? "
I replied, "it was a jarring experience" which amused Phil much, I still remember.
God bless Phil.
Syed Imtiaz Hasan
Pakistan 

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