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Five Questions with Charletta Sims Evans

Charletta Sims Evans is seeking harmony. Name: Charletta Sims Evans Position: Associate dean for student affairs, Office of Student Affairs Time at the Gillings School: Last week was my 6-year anniversary!   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I oversee the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), where we provide support,… Read more »

Five Questions with Amanda Holliday

Amanda Holliday has a heart for small-town N.C. Name: Amanda Holliday Position: Clinical assistant professor and director of the Practice, Advancement & Continuing Education Division, Department of Nutrition Time at UNC Gillings: Almost 10 years   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I teach classes on medical nutrition therapy,… Read more »

Five Questions with Dirk Davis

Dirk Davis co-founded a collaborative student research group to answer his big questions. Name: Dirk Davis Position: Doctoral student, Department of Health Behavior Time at the Gillings School: Four years (I earned a Master’s of Public Health here, and now I’m in my second year of doctoral studies.)   What I do at UNC Gillings… 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 »

Jani Radhakrishnan receives the Kathryn J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship

Niranjani “Jani” Radhakrishnan is a master’s student enrolled in the dual degree program that combines health behavior with city and regional planning.  She is s a leader, thinker and doer with an impressive record of activism. Radhakrishnan and Marissa Martini, also a health behavior student, co-chaired the 2017 Minority Health Conference. Radhakrishnan has worked with… 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 »