With regrets, I’m  announcing that Miguel Montiel, DSW, has resigned from his position of Senior Epidemiologist, effective June 30th, 2012.  Miguel and I have been close friends, and occasional colleagues, for the past 37 years, and I want to be among the first to express my wish that he continues to find abundance in his work and life, not the least of which is the enjoyment of his grandchildren!

Key among his duties was the development and supervision of the BTCD Evaluation Team (of which we currently have two vacancies that will hopefully be filled within the next month). Filling these vacancies, along with searching for a replacement for Miguel and continuing our current deliberations on how to maximize the structure and functioning of our overall evaluation efforts, are of the highest priority in our bureau.

Wayne Tormala

Miguel has asked me to pass along his notice of resignation, below:


Dear colleagues:

I am bidding farewell.  I appreciate the opportunity to have worked in this challenging field.  I learned a great deal and wonder if I had known about public health earlier in my career I would have chosen it  instead of social work.  I plan to keep in touch and do some writing  using what I have learned as background.  I will maintain an office at ASU.  I will drop by your offices over the next couple of days to say good-bye.  Again, thank you for all the kindness you have extended; it has enhanced my life.  Technically, I will be working until the end June using the annual leave that I have accrued.


Miguel Montiel

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