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Melvin Douglas Shipp

Melvin Douglas Shipp, American optometry educator.

Background

  • Shipp, Melvin Douglas was born on August 10, 1948 in Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. Son of Gene Turney and Doris O'Neal (Minter) Shipp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1970. OD, Indiana University, 1972. Master in Public Health, Harvard University, 1980.

    Career

    • Chief optometry service Naval Hospital, Port Hueneme, California, 1972-1976. Director optometric technical program University Alabama School Allied Health, Birmingham, 1976-1979. Assistant professor University Alabama School Optometry, 1976-1983, assistant dean, 1980-1986.

      Associate professor University Alabama, since 1983. Research faculty fellow Naval Aeronautical Medicine Research Laboratory, Pensacola, Florida, 1987. Member council National Advisory Eye Council, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1988-1992, National Advisory Council on Health Professional Education, Rockville, Doctor of Medicine, since 1991.

      Health policy fellow Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Washington, 1989-1990.

    Membership

    Health legislation assistant to Senator Donald W. Riegel of Michigan, Washington, 1989-1990. Consultant, participant United States Congressional Black Caucus, Washington, 1989-1990. Member policy advisory committee United States Senate Black Legislation Staff Caucus, 1989-1990.

    Member urban planning council University Alabama, Birmingham, since 1990. Captain Medical Service Corps, United States Naval Reserve. Fellow American Academy Optometry (diplomate, vice chairman vision care section since 1989).

    Member American Public Health Association (governing councillor vision care since 1980), American Optometric Association (long range planning committee 1990-1992), Association School and Colleges Optometry (committee on academy affairs since 1990), National Optometric Association (representative-at-large 1981-1982, 1989 Founders award, Optometrist of Year 1986).

    Connections

    • Married Michèle Pierre-Louis, September 5, 1982. Children: Gaël, Elizabeth.
    • father: Gene Turney Shipp
    • mother: Doris O'Neal (Minter) Shipp
    • spouse: Michèle Pierre-Louis
    • children: Gaël Shipp
    • Elizabeth Shipp
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    Born August 10, 1948
    (age 69)
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