July 12, 2013 More than two million deaths occur each year as a direct result of human-caused outdoor air pollution, a new study has found. Although others have suggested that a changing climate may exacerbate effects of air pollution and increase death rates, the study also shows that previous climate change has a minimal effect… Read more »

  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A UNC-Chapel Hill HIV/AIDS Doctor has received the school’s highest faculty award. Dr. Myron S. Cohen Director of the Center for HIV/STDs and Infectious Disease received the O. Max Gardner Award on May 9, 2008 from the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cohen is recognized as one… Read more »

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 »

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 »