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Five new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

April 23, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health has announced funding for five new Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), ranging from water testing in developing countries to mental health services in North Carolina. The projects were among 36 proposals submitted earlier this year by School faculty, in collaboration with many other individuals and organizations. Proposals… Read more »

UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

April 08, 2008 A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro ArtsCenter this Sunday (April 13). Every Wednesday night, students from the UNC schools of medicine,… Read more »

Espiritu, physician and PHLP health care and prevention student, wins award

April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Espiritu Jennifer Espiritu, MD, a health care and prevention student in the Public Health Leadership Program, has received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Don Gemson Resident Award. Espiritu, an officer in the U.S. Navy and chief resident in the UNC Preventive Medicine Program, has been a… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera honored in Oklahoma with 2008 Reflections of Hope Award

April 04, 2008 Many in the School of Public Health community are familiar with the efforts of Carolina for Kibera (CFK). Alumni of our School are among the CFK leaders, and the organization is an affiliated program of the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.   Photo, young boys at CFK in Kibera The Oklahoma City… Read more »

New president of Korean university has ties to School of Public Health

  April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Hanjoong Kim Dr. Hanjoong Kim recently has been appointed president of Seoul, South Korea’s Yonsei University. Kim, a student in the UNC School of Public Health’s doctor of public health program in health policy and administration from 1985 to 1988, is one of several distinguished South Korean public… Read more »

Harmful algae taking advantage of global warming

April 03, 2008 photograph, Dr. Hans Paerl You know that green scum creeping across the surface of your local public water reservoir? Or maybe it’s choking out a favorite fishing spot or livestock watering hole. It’s probably cyanobacteria – blue-green algae – and, according to a paper in the April 4 issue of the journal… Read more »

Okun honored by Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders, USA, officially has changed the name of its UNC chapter to “The Daniel A. Okun Chapter of EWB-USA.” The name change honors the late Dr. Okun, Kenan University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, who passed away on Dec. 10, 2007. More information about Engineers Without Borders and the UNC chapter is available online.  … Read more »

Homeland Security funds UNC center to study natural disasters in coastal areas

February 27, 2008 Richard Luettich, D.Sc. When storms threaten America’s coastlines, emergency managers will have the latest scientific information to prepare and protect our coastlines and citizens, thanks to a multi-million dollar grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Rick Luettich, D.Sc., professor of… Read more »

Conference to explore impact of poverty, environment on minority health

February 25, 2008 The impact of poverty, culture and environment on minority health is the topic of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 29th annual Minority Health Conference, which will be held Friday, Feb. 29 at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center. Photo, Dr. Nancy Krieger As a highlight of the… Read more »

Kotch to spend semester in Edinburgh on Kenan research leave

January 29, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, professor of maternal and child health at the School of Public Health, is spending the next six months in Edinburgh, Scotland, having received 2007-2008 competitive Kenan research leave. There, he will help implement a comprehensive injury prevention plan for Scottish children and youth…. Read more »