Posts Categorized: School News

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 »

Bruce Carney to be UNC Provost

  A message to the School from Dean Rimer Dr. Bruce Carney Chancellor Holden Thorp has announced that he has appointed Interim Provost Bruce Carney, PhD, Samuel Baron Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, to serve as permanent Provost. This is very good news for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and for… Read more »

Westreich, Pence and Powers join epidemiology faculty

Sept. 5, 2013 The Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology has recruited three new tenure-track faculty members who specialize in infectiousdiseases. They are Daniel Westreich, PhD (effective May 1), Brian Pence, PhD (effective July 1), and Kim Powers, PhD (effective Sept. 1). All three are alumni of the School. “These are very significant hires for the… Read more »

Faculty promotions announced

Aug. 22, 2013   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced recent faculty promotions as of Aug. 1, 2013.             Faculty members receiving promotions are: William Carpenter, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management, effective July 1 Yufeng Liu, PhD, professor of statistics and operations research,… Read more »