Student News

Student information day

On September 6, 2006, the SPH Office of Student Affairs will host its first ever Student Information Day. This event connects student with organizations in which they can make a difference in the School and the community and celebrates student leadership and involvement. “Volunteering in student organizations is one way our students further develop skills… Read more »

The SPH Office of Student Affairs welcomes Kathy Graham as its new career services manager

August 30, 2006 Kathy Graham CSM Starting August 7, 2006, Ms. Kathy Graham joined the SPH Office of Student Affairs staff as its new career services manager. In this position, Graham provides career development assistance for all SPH undergraduate and graduate students on resume and CV development, interviewing, job-searching, etc. Graham plans to further develop… Read more »

VISA no longer accepted for tuition payments

August 22, 2006   Effective August 28, 2006, the University Cashier will no longer accept VISA as a form of payment. We will continue to accept MasterCard and Diners Club cards online. In addition, we will accept online payments from checking accounts through Student Central. In the past, the University Cashier has accepted VISA and… Read more »

New course to teach beginning Spanish to U.S. health-care professionals

  July 28, 2006 Help is on the way for health-care workers who don’t know one word of Spanish but increasingly find themselves treating Latino patients. In North Carolina, a team of representatives from state government health agencies and higher education has started work on a language course designed especially for them: “!A su salud!… Read more »

Two alumni win prestigious management awards

  July 20, 2006 The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently awarded two prestigious awards to alumni of the School.Brian P. Schroeder (BSPH ’00, MHA ’02), business manager of Surgical Services at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, N.C., and Matthew M. Womble (MHA ’01), chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital in Durham, N.C.,… Read more »

Online learning opportunities

March 24, 2006 Core Public Health Concepts certificate offers students flexibility, perspective across five public health disciplines at Fall 2005 Core Public Health Concepts Certificate Program celebration The UNC School of Public Health’s Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts, now in its sixth year, provides an opportunity for students anywhere in the world to… Read more »

Fighting Malaria in Malawi

  March 24, 2006 UNC researchers work to improve malaria diagnosis and treatment; provide educational opportunities for Malawian epidemiology students Malawian women and children Malawian native Linda Kalilani said she had malaria so many times as a child that she lost count. The 28- year-old doctoral student in epidemiology at UNC’s School of Public Health… Read more »

Erasing borders, forging ties

  March 24, 2006 UNC committed to improving public health in Vietnam, world A mother and children in Mekong Delta The spread of HIV/AIDS, the emergence of bird flu, the threat of pandemic — these are just a few of the public health crises facing Vietnam and its neighbors. Nhiem Viet Luong of Vietnam’s Thai… Read more »

Distance education DrPH

  March 24, 2006 Nation’s first distance education DrPH keeps leaders at work while earning doctorate Dr. Ned Brooks teaches a DrPH class via videoconferencing A year ago, Joe Ichter faced a perplexing problem. The assistant director for the Center for Community Partnerships in Albuquerque, New Mexico was doing important work with one of the… Read more »

Two doctoral students honored for child development research

September 13, 2005 Two UNC doctoral students have received James J. Gallagher Dissertation Awards of $1,500 each for their research on policies that affect children and families.Kimberly Cobb, of the department of maternal and child health in the School of Public Health, studies newborn screening in North Carolina and how information from screenings are relayed… Read more »