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Five Questions with Vineet Menachery

Vineet Menachery pushes the limits of the immune system. Name: Vineet Menachery Position: Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Epidemiology Years at Gillings: 7   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I’m interested in immunity, and one of the best ways to learn about it is to really push the immune system to… Read more »

Ida Friday, health behavior alumna and creator of the Lucy Morgan Fellowship dies

Ida Howell Friday, artist, activist and health behavior alumna died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the age of 97. Ida Friday (MPH, 1947) studied in the school during the tenure of Dr. Lucy S. Morgan, founder and first chair of the department then known as the Department of Public Health Education. Ida Friday was married for… Read more »

Five Questions with Judith Winkler

Judith Winkler loves when her work touches on social justice issues. Name: Judith Winkler Position: Communications specialist, Department of Health Behavior Years at Gillings: 1.5   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I do communications work, which includes identifying news stories, writing, managing our website and social media, taking photos and… Read more »

Five Questions with Caitlyn Hill

Cait Hill is a true Renaissance woman. Name: Caitlyn (Cait) Hill Position: Systems analyst, Instructional and Information Systems Years at UNC Gillings: Just over nine   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I keep the server side of our IT infrastructure up and running, I manage the user authentication… Read more »

Event Planning Quick Reference Guide

Hosting an event this semester and don’t know where to start? Here are some quick, basic tips to assist you in the planning process.  Planning ahead helps ensure that you can secure the resources you need and allows time to adjust for unexpected roadblocks. 3 important questions to ask during initial planning: Where will you… Read more »

Five Questions with Cathy Padgett

Cathy Padgett says she has the coolest job in the Gillings School. Name: Cathy Padgett Position: Career services coordinator / internship coordinator, Department of Health Policy and Management Time at the Gillings School: 12 years (Before coming to the Gillings School, I worked in UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School for 16 years.)   What I do… Read more »

Five Questions with Deytia Lima Rojas

Deytia Lima Rojas uses data to shape the future.   Name: Deytia Lima Rojas (It’s pronounced “Date-see-uh”!) Position: Business intelligence and performance measurement associate, Strategic Analysis and Business Intelligence Unit Time at the Gillings School: 1.5 years   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): In my unit, we assess and… Read more »

Five Questions with Rhoda Cerny

Rhoda Cerny lives to lose herself in the world.   Name: Rhoda Cerny Position: Assistant to the chair, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Time at the Gillings School: Four years   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I support our chair with her calendar scheduling and the many things… Read more »

Five Questions with Kavita Singh Ongechi

Kavita Singh Ongechi loves getting book recommendations from her kids.   Name: Kavita Singh Ongechi Position: Research associate professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health (I’m also the senior technical adviser for maternal and child health with MEASURE Evaluation and a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center.) Time at the Gillings School: 11 years… Read more »