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Five Questions with Katie Thornsvard

Katie Thornsvard loves numbers, analysis and… dogs. Name: Katie Thornsvard Position: Assistant dean for finance, Finance Office Time at the Gillings School: Almost nine   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): You could consider me the chief financial officer for the School. I oversee Schoolwide financial reporting and act as… Read more »

Five Questions with Tim Sheahan

Tim Sheahan likes science and music for the same reason. Name: Tim Sheahan Position: Research assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology Time at the Gillings School: 1.5 (I’m also a UNC alumnus. I earned my PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine.)   What I do at UNC Gillings (and… Read more »

Five Questions with Jason Surratt

Jason Surratt sees the forest through the trees. Name: Jason Surratt Position: Associate professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Years at Gillings: 6.5   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I study how plant emissions (especially from trees) interact with man-made pollution to create smog. Yes, trees can produce pollutants… Read more »

Five Questions with Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson doesn’t need a bucket list. Name: Kathy Anderson Position: Associate dean for information technology and project planning, Instructional and Information Systems Years at Gillings: Nine   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): My primary responsibility is to lead the information technology unit, but I like to say, “my job… Read more »

Five Questions with Steve Regan

For Steve Regan, public health brings his life experiences full circle. Name: Steve Regan Position: Assistant dean for human resources, Gillings School Years at Gillings: Three   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I think of myself as someone who assists others in doing well in their roles. I’m more of… Read more »

Five Questions with Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Cole strives to be present in every moment. Name: Jennifer Cole Position: Director of Career Development, Department of Maternal and Child Health Years at Gillings: Eight   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I provide resources, tools and support to our masters and doctoral students, as well as to alumni,… Read more »

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 »

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 »