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SPH support in the face of tragedy

February 09, 2010 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant November 2009A fire engulfed SunStone Apartments, located on Connor Drive off East Franklin Street, around 4:30am on Thursday, October 22, 2009. Firefighter crews from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham and New Hope arrived at the scene as 33 residents were evacuated from the burning complex. WRAL… Read more »

Student government throws down!

February 09, 2010 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant November 2009 Students from several SPH departments mix it up. Since school started back in session this fall, student government has been hard at work planning events to get incoming and returning students revved up for the year! On September 24, 2009, as part of… Read more »

Travel Awardees at the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

February 09, 2010 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant December 2009 This year, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health designated eight travel awards to students presenting at the 137th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia, held November 7-11th 2009. The APHA conference, traditionally the largest and most important meeting in the… Read more »

King, PHLP master’s student, wins Kuno Research Award

February 08, 2010 Bradley King Bradley King, a Master of Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Michiko Kuno Award for Excellence in Student Research. The award, presented Jan. 27 as part of the UNC School of Medicine’s John B. Graham Medical Student Research Day, recognized King’s research… Read more »

New UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program seeks diverse applicants

February 08, 2010 The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now taking applications for its exciting new program, the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program (SPHF). Designed to increase the likelihood that more disadvantaged and minority students with academic potential pursue careers in public health,… Read more »

A word of advice

February 08, 2010 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant November 2009 Dr. Lauria meets with students. Given his habitual presence in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, it is hard to believe that Don Lauria retired from his full-time professorship at UNC in 2000. Nine years into his retirement, Dr. Lauria is… Read more »

Doctoral candidate Long among those honored with UNC teaching awards

January 26, 2010 Dustin Long Dustin Long, doctoral candidate in biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Assistant. The award, given annually to five UNC graduate assistants, carries a $5,000 stipend.   Long was among 21 students and faculty… Read more »

IntraHealth International and UNC’s public health school offer joint fellowship opportunity

January 22, 2010 IntraHealth International and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are offering the Summer Fellows Program for current public health master’s and doctoral students. The program is administered jointly by IntraHealth and the School’s Office of Global Health. This program provides master’s and doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

UNC offers new global health certificate for practitioners

January 14, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, with support from Fogarty International Center American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, is offering a new online Certificate in Global Health.   The course of study, which offers formal academic certification for students not seeking degrees, examines the complexities inherent… Read more »

Preparedness Center’s collaborative research on H1N1 published in MMWR

January 12, 2010 Dr. Jen Horney A report published in the Dec. 25, 2009 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report sheds light on North Carolinians’ intentions last fall to receive the influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. Led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, and other researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Center… Read more »