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Five Questions: Trinnette Cooper

Trinnette Cooper might be the busiest person you know – and she loves it.   Name: Trinnette Cooper Position: Coordinator for diversity programs and recruitment in the Office of Student Affairs Years at Gillings: Three   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): My primary goal is to recruit a diverse population… Read more »

Five Questions: Susie Smith

Susie Smith is a database-builder who raises chickens on the side.   Name: Susie Smith Position: Stewardship and donor relations manager, Advancement Years at Gillings: Three (I’ve been at UNC for seven years though, and worked in the chemistry, pharmacy and orthopaedics departments.)   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I… Read more »

Five Questions: Nora Franceschini

Nora Franceschini loves scientific puzzles… and jazz.   Name: Nora Franceschini Position: Research associate professor, Department of Epidemiology Years at Gillings: Eight (in my current role, but I also earned a Master of Public Health degree from the School)   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I work to find genes… Read more »

Five Questions: Johnston King

Johnston King is a longtime UNC supporter with an appreciation of the classics.   Name: Johnston King Position: Admissions coordinator, Office of Student Affairs Years at Gillings: One   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): My job at the School is brand new. I work with my colleagues to attract students… Read more »

Five Questions: Jessica Southwell and Naya Villarreal

Jessica Southwell and Naya Villarreal collect public health stories from North Carolina and abroad.   Names: Jessica Southwell and Naya Villarreal Positions: Jessica is a research associate with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health; Naya is the program coordinator for the Gillings Global GatewayTM. Years at Gillings: Jessica has been in her role for… Read more »

Schedule of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Student Defenses (2015)

Date Name Title (click for abstract) Type Time/Location MARCH 2015 16 Andrew Yosim Estimating Relationships Between Rice Consumption, Arsenic Exposure and Disease.pdf MS Thesis 1:00pm MHRC 0015 16 Alice Wang Performance Evaluation of the Compartment Bag Test for E. coli in Drinking Water.pdf PhD Dissertation 3:00pm MHRC 3005 17 Samantha Tulenko Using the CTD to… Read more »

Five Questions: Dilshad Jaff

Dilshad Jaff believes mentoring and music bring people together.   Name: Dilshad Jaff Position: Advisor for conflict and disaster prevention research, Gillings Global GatewayTM Years at Gillings: 2.5 (I began the Master of Public Health program in Aug. 2013 and started my staff role with the Gateway in July 2015.)   What I do at… Read more »

Health Behavior Department News Archive

Recently Featured Sarah Treves-Kagan, doctoral student in health behavior, selected as Royster Fellow by the UNC Graduate School. The Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary fellowship program, attracts exceptional graduate students from around the world, provides generous financial funding, offers unique opportunities to excel and creates innovative approaches to scholarship. The Department of Health… Read more »