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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 Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore is about to visit her 49th state.   Name: Jennifer Moore Position: Student services coordinator, Department of Epidemiology Time at the Gillings School: I’ve been in this role for just over a year, but I’m also a graduate of UNC’s School of Education and I worked in admissions at the School of Nursing… 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 »

Five Questions with Jayne Boyer

Jayne Boyer balances lab work with exploring the great outdoors.   Name: Jayne Boyer Position: Research specialist, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Time at the Gillings School: Seven years   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I’m the lab manager for Leena Nylander-French [PhD, professor of environmental sciences and… Read more »

Five Questions with Portia Made-Jamison

Portia Made-Jamison is a lifelong learner.   Name: Portia Made-Jamison Position: Development coordinator, Advancement Time at the Gillings School: 1.5 years   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I support a lot of people. If you think of the Advancement Office like an engine, I’m the oil. I’m not one… Read more »

Five Questions with Brenda Linares

Brenda Linares loved growing up in Los Angeles.   Name: Brenda Linares Position: Librarian, outreach liaison and coordinator of user services graduate assistants, Health Sciences Library Time at UNC: Four years   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I offer a range of services to support folks at the… Read more »

Five Questions with Mike DeFranco

Mike DeFranco collects reasons why the world needs public health.   Name: Mike DeFranco Position: Graduate student, Department of Health Behavior Time at UNC: I’m in my second year.   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): With my practicum finished and one full semester of classes left, I’m focused… Read more »