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Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.    

School of Public Health student wins Kaiser-sponsored essay contest

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Brad Wright Brad Wright, doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has received an award from the Kaiser Family Foundation for his essay, “AmeriChoice: The Right Choice for Health Care Reform.” KaiserEDU.org, the Foundation’s website for students and faculty interested in health policy, recently invited students to… Read more »

Graduate students run in Charlotte race to promote fitness and good health

May 02, 2007 While many of their colleagues were stuck indoors making final adjustments to their 1040 tax returns, eleven master’s and doctoral students from the Department of Nutrition were dashing off to Charlotte, N.C. The students were participants in the Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon on Saturday, April 14. Photograph of Nutrition student runners Those… Read more »

Students offer new approach to delivering dental care at entrepreneurial competition

May 02, 2007 They faced a challenge that would have tested the nerves of many promising student-entrepreneurs — present a 41-page business proposal to a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, philanthropists and foundation executives. Then add a timer set at seven minutes and the knowledge that other teams are also competing for prize money. A… Read more »

School of Public Health students honored at this year’s Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony

May 02, 2007 Forty-nine students from the School of Public Health were among those honored at the 9th annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus. The event, sponsored by the Graduate School, was a celebration of the contributions made by graduate students… Read more »

Three School of Public Health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 13, 2007 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted three UNC School of Public Health undergraduate students as new members. An additional 125 students from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were also inducted. New members from the School of Public… Read more »

Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

Training tomorrow’s leaders

  December 13, 2006 In myriad ways, the UNC School of Public Health is training the next generation of public health leaders who will help explain, intervene and eliminate health disparities. The School’s faculty are training students in key subjects including basic science, biomedical ethics, crisis management, research methodology and substantive public health topic areas…. Read more »

Action-oriented community diagnosis

December 13, 2006 Getting involved and knowing the communities they study helps students learn to diagnose problems, plan solutions Action Oriented Community Diagnosis team Students pursuing a masters degree through the Health Behavior and Health Education department at Carolina’s School of Public Health all enroll in “Action-Oriented Community Diagnosis,” a course which requires students to… Read more »

The evolution of the School’s annual Minority Health Conference

  December 13, 2006 “A large part of public health is bringing your knowledge to the public, so having the experience of planning something major like this is great,” says LaToya White, one of the co-chairs of the 2007 Minority Health Conference, to be held February 23 at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center… Read more »