Posts By: Branson Moore

Okun remembered for pioneering work in water engineering

December 11, 2007   Dr. Daniel A. Okun Daniel A. Okun , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan professor of environmental engineering, died Monday, December 10, 2007. He was 90. Okun was hailed worldwide for his groundbreaking work in identifying pristine water sources (including Chapel Hill’s Cane Creek Reservoir), water management, water supply,… Read more »

2012 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series

  Dr. Robert Tibshirani The Bernard Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series spotlights excellence in the field of biostatistics. This year’s speaker and award recipient is Dr. Robert John Tibshirani, Professor of public health sciences and statistics, Stanford University. The series will take place June 6 and 7, 2012 in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, Michael… Read more »

BIOS scores six ASA fellowships in two years: Wright, Zeng and Zhu selected

April 21, 2011 Dr. Fred Wright Dr. Donglin Zeng Dr. Hongtu Zhu Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health were selected recently as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Fred Wright, PhD, professor, and associate professors Donglin Zeng, PhD, and Hongtu Zhu, PhD, will be inducted into fellowship in August… Read more »

“Eat your fruits and vegetables”: Manga comics get the message across to kids

November 29, 2010   Dr. May May Leung used manga comics, a popular Japanese comic art form, to encourage preteens to make healthy food choices. Photo by Kris Hoyt. Getting preteens to eat healthy foods and increase their physical activity can be a daunting task in today’s fast-food, multimedia world, but nutrition researcher and School… Read more »

‘Environmental Heroes’ to air on UNC-TV

July 01, 2009 A documentary written and produced by students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Journalism and Mass Communications will air on Saturday, July 4 at 11 p.m. during the “North Carolina Visions” film festival on UNC-TV (North Carolina Public Television). The 22-minute program – “Environmental Heroes” –… Read more »

The School’s naming ceremony and celebration

November 03, 2008 On Friday, September 26, 2008, UNC students, faculty, and alumni joined together in the Hooker Atrium for the long awaited naming ceremony. The school officially unveiled its new name as the “Gillings School of Global Public Health” (SPH) on a commemorative board in the Atrium, outside of the Hooker Research Center, and… Read more »

NC enacts liability protection for groups that aid in disasters

CHAPEL HILL North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has signed into law the Liability Protection for Private Entities Act of 2008, a bill drafted by the NC Division of Public Health to improve state emergency preparedness. This successful effort was spearheaded by the Private/Public Legal Preparedness Initiative at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, part… Read more »

“Success is a team effort”

April 28, 2008   Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Advises first female principal of Montreal’s McGill University When UNC School of Public Health alumna Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum talks about leadership, she speaks of “team effort,” “principles,” and “new possibility.” “Look for people who bring different things to the table than you do,” she advises young leaders. “Bring… Read more »