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MILLS SYMPOSIUM: Dr. James Johnson Jr., keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Jean Mills Health Symposium held Feb. 9-10 at the Greenville Hilton, challenged participants to think of health disparities as a competitiveness issue in the United States. He stressed the importance of infusing health and wellness in K-16 education. “We must work to create and brand communities as active living and healthy eating by design,” Johnson said. His presentation centered on the “browning” and “graying” of America, its implications and challenges. Johnson, a Falkland native, serves as William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds degrees in geography from North Carolina Central University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Michigan State University. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

This page originally appeared in the Feb. 23, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at