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Three public health students tapped into UNC’s highest honorary society

April 20, 2010 Ryan Kingsbury Hannah Pollett Shane Capps The UNC Order of the Golden Fleece inducted UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health students Ryan Kingsbury, Hannah Pollet and Shane Capps at a tapping ceremony held Tuesday, March 23, at Forest Theater. Considered the highest honorary society at the University, the Golden Fleece selects… Read more »

Ramalingam, biostatistics undergraduate, wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 15, 2010 Hari Ramalingam Sendhilnathan “Hari” Ramalingam, a junior majoring in biostatistics and biology, is one of three UNC students selected for the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious for undergraduate study.   The awards go to outstanding college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural… Read more »

Faculty introduction: Dr. Liza Makowski, Nutrition

April 13, 2010 Y.Koltun   In the fall of 2009, Dr. Liza Makowski made the big move to Chapel Hill, NC to join the world-renowned faculty of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Well, let me qualify “big.” Dr. Makowski comes to us from Duke, where she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the… Read more »

Two doctoral candidates receive inaugural Gillings Dissertation Awards

April 13, 2010 Two doctoral candidates at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Stephen Richardson and Natalie The, have received the first Gillings Dissertation Awards.   Stephen Richardson Richardson’s environmental sciences and engineering research explores solutions to soil contaminated by former manufactured-gas plants (of which the U.S. has at least 40,000). Richardson also… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »

Student competition addresses Haiti earthquake public health issues

April 12, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosted a case competition for interdisciplinary teams of students, focusing on “Emergency Health Care Response in Post-Earthquake Haiti.”The Global Health Challenge case competition was held in the Michael Hooker Research Center atrium and Rosenau Auditorium March 22 to March 27. Nine teams of students… Read more »

Too much weight may delay infants’ ability to crawl, walk

  March 31, 2010 Those cute little rolls of fat some infants have may actually slow their ability to crawl and walk, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The study, published recently online in The Journal of Pediatrics, shows that infants who are overweight may be slower than… Read more »

Geiger chosen to present School’s commencement address

  March 19, 2010 Dr. H. Jack Geiger The man credited with founding the nation’s first rural community health center – and inspiring a generation of public health leaders – will address the 2010 graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Human rights activist, physician and epidemiologist H. Jack Geiger will… Read more »

Rallying for Haiti relief

March 12, 2010 By Y. Koltun    The Capitol building in Port au Prince, Haiti. On the afternoon of January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, a small and impoverished country of approximately nine million located on the island of Hispaniola. The quake occurred along the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault, between the Caribbean and… Read more »

SPH student experiences: a semester in Southeast Asia

September 02, 2009 By J. Wood   Julia Wood takes a cooking class in Bangkok, Thailand. A semester in Southeast Asia transformed my understanding of that region of the world. I look back on the five months I spent there and cannot even begin to express everything I saw, learned, felt, experienced, heard, and smelled…. Read more »