Student News

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 »

U.S. children snacking more; junk calories leading the rise

March 02, 2010 Dr. Barry Popkin Children in the United States are snacking more than ever before on salty chips, candy and other junk food, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study led by Barry Popkin, PhD, and nutrition doctoral student Carmen Piernas.   Carmen Piernas The increase in snacking,… Read more »

31st Annual Minority Health Conference

  March 01, 2010 By: Y. Zamamiri    Students presented their research to community members and other students at the conference. On Friday, February 26th, hundreds of public-health enthusiasts gathered from across the nation to attend the 31st Annual Minority Health Conference, hosted by UNC’s Minority Student Caucus. The event ran smoothly with delicious catered… Read more »

For the kids: UNC Dance Marathon 2010

February 26, 2010 by: Y. Zamamiri   Students stood for 24 hours “for the kids.” On February 19th-20th, 2010 over 1,000 students (including me) took an oath to stand for 24 hours straight. Not only did we stand, we danced, played games and sports, competed in group challenges, took a jog around Kenan stadium, and… Read more »

N.C. Institute for Public Health joins state H1N1 Campus Campaign

February 19, 2010 With H1N1 influenza still circulating and another dangerous wave of the disease still possible, students on college campuses are particularly at risk of infection because of the close contact they have in classes, dormitories and cafeterias.   However, state records show only 5 percent of people in the college age group (19-… Read more »

HPM team places in top five at UAB case competition

February 15, 2010 Ashley Winslow Sadaf Houssain Matt Hasbrouck Ashley Winslow, Sadaf Houssain and Matt Hasbrouck, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, were among the top five teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health care case competition on Feb. 11.   A total… Read more »

Building community is theme for UNC’s Minority Health Conference

February 10, 2010 The Minority Student Caucus at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will host the 31st annual Minority Health Conference, “Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World,” on Friday, Feb. 26, at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill…. Read more »

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 »