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Tarheel team for kids!

February 19, 2009 By Alice Wang Members of the Tarheel Team for Kids smile before a run Team for Kids is an organization made of more than 1,000 adult runners from around the world who raise funds for the New York Road Runners Foundation’s (NYRR) youth fitness programs while they train for NYRR races and… Read more »

A different perspective

February 19, 2009 <p” align=”left”> By Alice Wang <p” align=”left”> <p” align=”left”>Think that balancing classes, school work, and extra-curricular activities is overwhelming? Try adding on learning a new language and overcoming and understanding cultural differences. Many international students do just that! <p” align=”left”> <p” align=”left”> Ju-Yeon Park is an international student originally from South Korea…. Read more »

New merit scholarship will support multiple years of study

February 16, 2009 A faculty member at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and his wife have funded a new, multi-year scholarship for doctoral students in the School.  Carolyn and Gary Koch The Gary G. and Carolyn J. Koch Merit Scholarship in Public Health will grant an annual stipend of $25,000, for up… Read more »

Healthy Heels: nutritious and delicious

December 08, 2008 A lot of effort is made by nutrition groups to focus on communities off campus, which certainly is very important, but Amanda Velazquez, a senior Nutrition BSPH student and president of Healthy Heels, asks the question “what about us, [UNC students]? Who is teaching students about healthy food and how to prepare… Read more »

Community, collaboration, and outreach

February 06, 2009 By Alice Wang  A campaign poster for Jasmin Jones If you have ever studied in the Health Sciences Library until closing hours, you might have met Jasmin Jones. She works at the front desk on the first floor in the evenings. Amid working as a part time librarian, double majoring in Journalism:… Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »

Building health equity is topic of UNC’s 30th Minority Health Conference

February 05, 2009 The role of internet-based programs and training to improve health education and training for training peer educators and community health workers will be the topic of the 30th annual Minority Health Conference, sponsored by the Minority Student Caucus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health names its fourth Gillings Visiting Professor

February 03, 2009 Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has awarded a Gillings Visiting Clinical Associate Professorship to Rohit Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, to develop a pilot distance-based global health learning program for public health professionals around the world. <p”> Ramaswamy, an adjunct in the… Read more »

For the love of microbiology!

January 29, 2009 Dr. Fred Pfaender A well-known and loved professor of the Department of Environmental Engineering (ESE), Dr. Fred Pfaender retired from the School on December 31, 2008. Yet, for the love of microbiology, he is back in the Spring 2009 semester to teach, for his last and 37th time, ENVR 412: Ecological Microbiology. … Read more »

An ode to advising

January 28, 2009 by Chirag Rajpuria Most students see advising as a resource for course selection and keeping up with graduation requirements. However, there can be much more to it in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. If a student is willing to put in the time and effort, a good academic advisor… Read more »