Carolina Public Health Magazine

Meghan Lewis

December 27, 2011 Share   Master’s student Public Health Leadership Program Meghan Lewis Meghan Lewis says one of the highlights of her time at UNC was a summer 2011 practicum as a Public Health Leader in Practice with Cabarrus Health Alliance, in Kannapolis, N.C. Lewis worked with Barbara Sheppard, the program director of the Healthy… Read more »

Why name a dinner ‘World of Difference?’

  May 27, 2011 Lucy Siegel, MPH, Lupe Huitron and Gladys Siegel (l-r) visit at the 2010 World of Difference dinner. We chose the name to show how support for the School’s people and programs makes a “World of Difference” in many ways — scholarships that allow promising students to complete professional degrees, professorships that… Read more »

We have a connection with — and responsibility to — all other living beings

May 08, 2009 Katherine (Kat) Turner Senior training and services adviser, Ipas Peace Corps volunteer, Togo, 1991-1993 UNC master’s student, health behavior and health education, 1994-1996 Katherine Turner graduated from Duke University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certificate in women’s studies. She had been trained as an American Red Cross… Read more »

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 »

Giving a voice to the poor

May 08, 2009 Marc Jeuland Doctoral student in environmental sciences and engineering (2004-Present) Peace Corps volunteer, Mali, 2001-2004 Water has always intrigued Marc Jeuland. His senior project at Swarthmore College was the construction of a wetland system that fed into a campus creek. Undergraduates in environmental studies still use the sand-and-gravel system to conduct research… 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 »

Serving others leads to lasting love

  May 08, 2009 Ushma Mehta Doctoral student, nutritional epidemiology Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Darren Treml Associate biosafety officer, UNC’s Dept. of Environment, Health and Safety Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Ushma Mehta is slightly built. She speaks quietly and precisely and admits to being “serious.” As a Hindu who came to the U.S…. Read more »

Awards & Recognitions (May 2008 – September 2008)

September 26, 2008 May 2008 – September 2008 For more information on these and many other faculty, student, alumni and staff awards, honors and recognitions, visit Student Resources. Faculty   Dr. Myron S. Cohen Dr. Myron S. Cohen , associate vice chancellor for global health and director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious… Read more »

Some drugs increase risk of falling

July 09, 2008 Dr. Carri Casteel Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a list of prescription drugs that increase the risk of falling for patients aged 65 and older who take four or more medications on a regular basis. Carri Casteel, Ph.D., a research assistant professor with the Department… Read more »

Leading the way

April 28, 2008 School programs focus on creating leadership opportunities for working public health professionals While every academic program at our School embraces leadership development as a principal foundation, several special programs provide specific opportunities for leadership growth. Some offer distance education opportunities for working public health professionals. Others prepare mid-career professionals for senior-level positions…. Read more »