Alumni Events

Mark Rampolla was the 48th annual Foard Lecture speaker. Rampolla currently is the co-founder and managing partner at Powerplant Ventures LP, an investment organization interested in delivering better nutrition to people around the world, and also was co-founder and chief executive officer of ZICO.

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Please visit this page often as we are always adding new events for our alumni and friends and posting photos from our past events on the School’s flickr page.

Upcoming Events

BIOS Alumni Reception

Monday, March 13, 2017
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Mission, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

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BIOS Alumni Panels

Doctoral Alumni Panel
Thursday, March 23, 2017
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Room 1301, McGavran-Greenberg Hall

Alumni from the Biostatistics doctoral programs provide advice and career insight to current BIOS students during a moderated Q&A segment, followed by questions from the audience.

Hosted by the Biostatistics Alumni Chapter and the Biostatistics Student Association. For more information, please contact Todd Schwartz (MS ’98, DrPH ’04), Biostatistics Alumni Chapter President

BIOS Awards Day Ceremony

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Reception 2:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony 3:30 p.m.
Seminar 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium, Michael Hooker Research Center

Presenting Seunggeun Shawn Lee, PhD, recipient of the 2017 James E. Grizzle Alumni Award.

Dr. Lee, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, will present “Principal Component Analysis for High Dimensional Genetics Data” following the awards ceremony.

EPID Department Mixer Event

Thursday, March 23, 2017
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Room 2308, McGavran-Greenberg Hall

The Department of Epidemiology is hosting a mixer event held in the evening preceding Experience Gillings: Admitted Student Day, a School-wide event that welcomes admitted students.

This event is an informal way for admitted Epidemiology students to mingle and connect with current faculty and students, and we hope with you – local alumni! It will be a warm welcome for those students who are excited to start in the fall, as well as a great way to help sway those students who are still debating whether to make UNC their final choice.

Please RSVP to Valerie Hudock by March 20 if you plan to attend.

MCH Family Reunion

Friday, April 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
Michael Hooker Research Center, Lower Atrium

Click here for more details and to register.

49th Annual Fred T. Foard, Jr. Memorial Lecture

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 p.m.

Featuring Keynote Speaker
Barry M. Popkin, PhD
W. R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Creating a Healthier Global Diet and Preventing Global Obesity: Our Global Food Research Programs’ Role and Impact”

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ESE Alumni/Student ‘MentNet’ Event

Friday, April 28, 2017
Starting at 2 p.m.
McGavran-Greenberg Hall

This second annual event is an afternoon of mentoring and networking between alumni and current ESE students. Alumni from any and all graduation years, degrees, and career trajectories are welcome. This event is co-sponsored by the ESE Chapter of the Gillings School of Public Health Alumni Association, the ESE Department, and the ENVR Student Organization.

2 p.m. Coffee Social
2:30 p.m. Alumni Q&A Panel
3:30 p.m. Alumni/Student Breakout Session
4:30 p.m. After-hours Social at Carolina Brewery

Please register here by March 31.

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Questions About Events?

Please contact Amanda Law, Director of Special Events & Campaign Projects at or (919) 843-0661.