Posts Categorized: School News

Public health research, programs focus of visit to UNC-Chapel Hill by NC’s legislative leaders

Jan. 9, 2014 Improving water access during droughts, timely, effective care for stroke victims and strategies to keep rural hospitals open and financially solvent were only some of the topics discussed with legislative leaders at an informational session held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health on… Read more »

Rimer announces intent to appoint Mayer-Davis as nutrition chair

Dec. 16, 2013 A letter from Dean Barbara K. Rimer to the School community We appreciate the time, candor and commitment of all the people who participated in the nutrition chair selection process.  We conducted an intensive internal selection process that involved faculty and staff members, students, alumni and other stakeholders from the two schools… Read more »

Two Gillings faculty publish NEJM opinion piece on Obamacare

Dec. 12, 2013 While it’s undeniable that the launch of Obamacare’s healthcare.gov website had its initial technical shortcomings, states that have refused to set up insurance exchanges and expand Medicaid coverage could pose even bigger problems for health care coverage in the U.S. in the long term. That is the sentiment expressed in an opinion… Read more »

Kosorok awarded Kenan Professorship

Dec. 2, 2013 Michael Kosorok, PhD, chair of the biostatistics department at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was named a W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, effective July 1. The Kenan Professorship is an endowed faculty position awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kosorok joined… Read more »

Bob Moorhead, former School leader, dies at 81

Nov. 10, 2013 Robert Burns Moorhead Jr., MPA, who served on the leadership teams of three deans at UNC’s public health school, died peacefully in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Nov. 5, 2013. He was 81. Mr. Moorhead was named assistant to Dean Fred Mayes in 1967 and held several administrative positions at the school now… Read more »

Bob Moorhead, former School leader, dies at 81

November 10, 2013 Robert Burns Moorhead Jr., MPA, who served on the leadership teams of three deans at UNC’s public health school, died peacefully in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Nov. 5, 2013. He was 81. Mr. Moorhead was named assistant to Dean Fred Mayes in 1967 and held several administrative positions at the school now called… Read more »

Sixteen students awarded Gillings Merit Scholarships

Oct. 30, 2013 Sixteen students at Gillings School of Global Public Health were selected as 2013-2014 recipients of the Gillings Merit Scholarships. The scholarship fund, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, was made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

Water and Health Conference draws cross-sector crowd to address water, sanitation, hygiene

Oct. 23, 2013 Five hundred people from 47 countries made their way to Chapel Hill Oct. 14-18 to attend the fourth annual Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Water Institute at UNC.   The diverse group of participants, which included global policy makers, researchers, implementers, funders and entrepreneurs,… Read more »

UNC public health and pharmacy schools to launch joint degree program

Oct. 9, 2013   UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and Eshelman School of Pharmacy have partnered to offer a dual-degree program beginning in fall 2014. Candidates in the five-year program will earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Public Health (MPH).   The student-driven proposal for the program, initiated by pharmacy… Read more »

NCCPHP launches SHARP, new emergency preparedness program

    The North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s N.C. Center for Public Health Preparedness has launched a new program to aid state and local public health agencies with emergency preparedness and other community-wide public health concerns. The Institute is part of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The new program, called SHARP, for… Read more »