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Kibera faces ethnic violence in response to presidential election results in Kenya

January 04, 2008 Rye Barcott, CFK president and founder Many in the School of Public Health community are familiar with the efforts of Carolina for Kibera (CFK), established in 2001 as an international, nongovernmental organization based in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. CFK leaders are alumni of the School, and the organization is an… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kaluzny speaks at International Hospital Federation conference in Seoul

  December 10, 2007 Photo, Kaluzny with Kwang Tae Kim, president, Asian Hospital Federation Arnold Kaluzny, PhD, delivered the keynote address Nov. 6 at the International Hospital Federation’s 35th World Hospital Congress in Seoul, South Korea. More than 2500 hospital leaders, health professionals and researchers from more than 50 countries participated in the event. Kaluzny,… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health awards & recognition 2006 – 2007

October 05, 2007 For more information on these and many other faculty, student and staff awards, honors and recognitions, visit Student Resources. Within the School and University: Susan T. Ennett, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, and Aaron E. Blair, PhD, an alumnus of the School who earned his MPH from the… Read more »

Top health consultant thanks School for “ticket” to success

October 05, 2007 Deniese Chaney As a teenager, Deniese Chaney worked summers. Instead of flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant or ringing up purchases at a shoe store, she typed, filed and kept patient records at a medical diagnostics clinic. Her aunt was an employee at DukeHealth and had urged her to give the… Read more »

Renowned environmental engineering professor continues history of giving

October 05, 2007 Dr. Daniel A. Okun When Dr. Daniel A. Okun, Kenan Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of environmental engineering, retired from the UNC School of Public Health in 1982, the department he chaired for almost two decades was several times bigger than the one he joined in the 1950s. Under Okun’s leadership, the Department… Read more »

Fred Brown Jr., MPH and Laura Brown

  October 05, 2007 Promoting public health collaboration and synergy Fred Brown Jr., MPH and Laura Brown Some of Fred Brown’s fondest memories as a UNC School of Public Health graduate student took place in a student lounge in Rosenau Hall. “Students and professors went there to relax, share stories and discuss ideas,” says Fred,… Read more »

Former student endows School with scholarship for the physically challenged

October 05, 2007 Dr. Nguyen V. Dat Dr. Nguyen V. Dat still remembers when, as a student working toward his Ph.D. in biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1970s, he had flown into Atlanta, Ga., for a conference sponsored by the American Statistical Association. Dat and a few… Read more »

Sheila Leatherman named first Gillings Visiting Professor

September 24, 2007 Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman has been named the first Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The professorship is part of Carolina Public Health Solutions, a program established in the School through a generous gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Ms…. Read more »