Alumni News

Every day was amazing

May 08, 2009 Chris Deery Master’s student, maternal and child health, 2007-2009 Peace Corps volunteer, Niger, 2003-2005 Chris Deery joined the Peace Corps a year after completing his undergraduate degree in American studies. “Some people talk about how hard it was for them to adjust to a new culture,” he says. “But it was the… Read more »

Collecting rainwater in Panama and Cambodia

May 08, 2009 Reed Palmer Employed by Hazen and Sawyer, a water treatment and water supply planning consulting firm in Raleigh, N.C. Peace Corps volunteer, Panama, 2000-2003 Master’s student, environmental sciences and engineering, 2004-2006 Engineers Without Borders, Cambodia, 2006 Reed Palmer (right) butters bricks in Panama. Reed Palmer graduated from the University of Virginia in… Read more »

Service begets service: the beginning of legacy volunteers

May 08, 2009 John E. Paul, PhD Clinical associate professor, health policy and management Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 1969-1971 The only thing John Paul might like as much as talking about his experience in the Peace Corps is talking about his son’s experience in the Peace Corps. How does such a family tradition evolve? “My… Read more »

Oh, you haven’t seen the world, honey

May 08, 2009 Mia Chabot, MPH Clinical dietitian, Duke University Medical Center pediatric clinics Peace Corps volunteer, Niger, 2003-2005 Master of Public Health (Nutrition), 2006-2008 As an undergraduate at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., Mia Chabot didn’t envision herself in Africa. She was majoring in biology, assuming that she would teach math or science after… Read more »

Farel and King selected for School’s Greenberg and Barr awards

March 30, 2009 Anita M. Farel, DrPH, and Rebecca S. King, DDS, MPH, have received two of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni. Farel, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and King, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award… Read more »

National report on health reform guided by UNC alumna and professor

March 05, 2009 Americans expressed serious concerns regarding health care in a new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services March 5. The report, Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions, summarizes comments from the thousands of Americans who hosted and participated in Health Care Community Discussions… Read more »


UNC SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH ALUMNI AWARDS The Harriet Barr Distinguished Alumni Award Nominate a deserving graduate of Carolina’s School of Public Health working full-time in public health or in a related field, which includes a plaque. The Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award Nominate a deserving faculty member for this honor, which includes a plaque and… Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »

Doctors don’t need several obesity measures to predict heart failure

January 30, 2009 <p”> Doctors and other health care professionals are aware that a person’s risk of heart failure increases as body weight goes up. However, they don’t need to measure patients’ waists or hips to help reduce the risk for heart failure, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s… Read more »

Study finds loss of sexual desire in postmenopausal women affects health, quality of life

January 21, 2009 Dr. Andrea Biddle Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by Andrea K. Biddle, PhD,… Read more »