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Carolina again America’s #1 best academic value among publics

January 04, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remains the number one overall best value in U.S. public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.   Carolina has ranked first on the magazine’s list of schools that “deliver strong academics at affordable prices” since 1998 when Kiplinger’s began its analysis. The… Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »

Ringing in the holidays!

November 27, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant   Elizabeth sets up the buffet Giving students a head-start on the holidays, the SPH Undergraduate Council held its first ever Thanksgiving potluck on Sunday, November 22, 2009. About ten students from the departments of Health Policy and Management, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and Biostatistics… Read more »

Environmental justice advocate takes public health concerns to White House briefing

November 25, 2009 Minister Robert Campbell Minister Robert Campbell, longtime Chapel Hill, N.C., activist for social and environmental justice, visited the White House on Friday, Nov. 20, to speak about public health issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community in Chapel Hill, N.C. He met with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and… Read more »

UNC and Germany’s University of Ulm collaborate on distance-learning program

November 17, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced its collaboration with the University of Ulm, in Ulm, Germany, for the October 2010 launch of a distance-education master’s degree program called “@dvanced Oncology.” The curriculum of the two-year program, which includes clinical research and management,… Read more »

Good food and great friends

November 13, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant Everyone leaves the potluck with full bellies! The Nutrition Coalition, a student organization aimed at promoting health and nutrition on the UNC campus, is always on the lookout for fun and engaging ways to bring the student body together. To fulfill this mission, over the… Read more »

Fall 2009 Graduate Program Open House a Success

Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant (with input from Sherry Rhodes) Students welcomed to the open house. On Friday, October, 23, 2009, Dr. Felicia Mebane, Assistant Dean for Students, welcomed nearly 180 eager prospective students to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Mebane and other faculty, staff and students shared an… Read more »

BINGO Fun, Fall 2009!

<p”> Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant <p”> Dean Mebane announces the rules. You think BINGO is reserved for the old and weary? Not around here! On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 85 young and eager public health students met and mingled at the 3rd annual Fall SPH BINGO Night! The night of fun kicked… Read more »

Gillings Gift funds new dissertation award and scholarships for incoming students

November 06, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced two new programs to support students at the School, both funded through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Dissertation awards Up to two dissertation awards will be granted to current doctoral candidates at the School whose… Read more »

ASPH Promotes “Certified in Public Health” Exam

In an October 2009 letter, leaders of the Associations of Schools of Public Health encouraged upcoming graduates to take the Certified in Public Health Exam. “We are at an important time in our history as large numbers of public health professionals are expected to retire in the next few years and it appears we have… Read more »