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Thena Monts Durham Norman

Thena Monts Durham Norman, American microbiologist, researcher, health facility administrator. Recipient Secretary's award for Distinguished Service Department Department of Health and Human Services, 2001.


  • Norman, Thena Monts Durham was born on July 10, 1945 in Bradenton, Florida, United States. Daughter of Turner and Silverrene (Taylor) M.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Fisk University, 1966. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1968.


    • Research microbiologist Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, 1968-1986, associate director for programs National Center for Prevention Services, 1988-1995. Program analyst Office Director Center for Health Promotion and Education, 1986-1988. Director executive secretariat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, 1995—2001.

      Deputy director for policy National Center for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001—2005. Retired, 2005

      Consultant Food and Drug Administration. Member alumnae advisory committee, president council department biological science Purdue University.

      Board directors Balm in Gilead, Inc.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Neighborhood Planning Unit, Southern Christian Leadership Conference/Women Advisory Council, Southern Christian Leadership Council/Women, Atlanta, 2005. Board directors Community Advanced Practices Nurses, 2004, Three Star Fitness Inc. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Research Society, American Society Microbiologists, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Association Executive Women (founder, co-chairman), Women in Science and Engineering, Alumni Advisory Committee, National Association Broaden and Enchance Images (board directors), Three-Star Youth Fitness, Inc.

    (board directors).


    • Married Millard Durham, August 30, 1969 (divorced 2001). Children: Bryce Vincent-Barnard, Brittanie Yvonne. Married Herman H. Norman, August 6, 2005.
    • father: Turner M.
    • mother: Silverrene (Taylor) M.
    • spouses: Millard Durham
    • Herman H. Norman
    • children: Bryce Vincent-Barnard Norman
    • Brittanie Yvonne Norman
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    Born July 10, 1945
    (age 72)
    • 1966
      Fisk University
    • 1968
      Purdue University
    • 1968 - 1986
      Research microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1986 - 1988
      program analyst, Office Director Center for Health Promotion and Education
    • 1995 - 2001
      director, executive secretariat Centers for Dis. Control and Prevention
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 2001 - 2005
      deputy director, for policy National Center for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    • 2005