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Health inequities hurt, whether in the U.S. or abroad

May 08, 2009 Liz Futrell Master’s student, health policy and management Peace Corps volunteer, Morocco, 2002-2003 Liz Futrell is an old hand at volunteering. During college at DePaul University in Chicago, she offered her services to projects in Baltimore, in Mexico, and on an Apache Indian reservation. Later, she worked in New Orleans after Katrina…. Read more »

Digging into Peru’s past brings water into the present

May 08, 2009 Students, with community members from Ciudad de Dios, Peru, line pipe trenches with sand to protect the pipes in the water distribution system. Water now flows to the homes of many families in a small village in the Moche Valley in northern Peru, thanks to the help of members of the Daniel… Read more »

Serving others leads to lasting love

  May 08, 2009 Ushma Mehta Doctoral student, nutritional epidemiology Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Darren Treml Associate biosafety officer, UNC’s Dept. of Environment, Health and Safety Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Ushma Mehta is slightly built. She speaks quietly and precisely and admits to being “serious.” As a Hindu who came to the U.S…. Read more »

From Peace Corps field work to public health class work

  May 08, 2009 A familiar path for many volunteers Mia Chabot (right) was a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger who earned her MPH in nutrition in 2008. For nearly half a century, The Peace Corps has had a synergistic relationship with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC consistently has been among… Read more »

Deshpande Foundation funds students’ public health efforts in India

May 05, 2009 Two teams of students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected by the Deshpande Foundation’s Innovators Program to lead projects in India this summer that address pressing public health needs in sanitation and reproductive health. Founded in 1996 by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande, of Andover, Mass.,… Read more »

UNC Rhodes scholars chosen for USA Today’s first team

April 29, 2009 Aisha Saad Rhodes Scholarship winners Aisha Ihab Saad and Elisabeth “Lisette” Yorke of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as members of USA Today‘s 2009 All-USA College Academic First Team. Saad is majoring in environmental health sciences in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

How do we love all the children of all species for all time?

April 23, 2009 By Alice Wang A sample design of Mr. McDonough’s architectural projects. The 41st Annual Fred R. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture was held on Wednesday April 1, 2009, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education starting at 6:00 pm. The attendance of over 500 people was the largest turnout in… Read more »

School’s Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility to co-sponsor DNA Day events

April 22, 2009 DNA ‘ambassadors’ reach out to North Carolina high school students Young scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and nine other institutions are preparing to fan out to more than 100 high schools across the state this Friday (April 24) for the latest annual DNA Day commemorations. DNA Day… Read more »

ESE students receive awards for air quality research

April 22, 2009 Kim de Bruijne (R), with Dr. Ken Sexton Doctoral students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received recognition for air quality research presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Baltimore, Md., in March. Kim de… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »