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"Team #10" takes a break to pose in last year's Gillings Games.

“Team #10″ takes a break to pose in last year’s Gillings Games.

2014 Gillings Games

Friday, Oct. 24
2-5 p.m.
Hooker Fields
The Gillings Games is an Olympic-style field day with a series of semi-organized relay and team events, with minimal skill required. Students and staff from all departments, programs and cohorts are invited to participate in coordinating this event to ensure that it is a success. This is a chance for you to build espirit de corps for the Gillings School of Global Public Health and meet new friends from other departments. This year, participating students can enter to win a Fitbit. Registration opens Oct. 10.

RSVP on the 2014 Gillings Games Facebook page.


Upcoming Events


School to host live broadcast of national health forum

Oct. 22-24
9 a.m.-noon
230 Rosenau Hall (Mayes Center)

The Gillings School will host a free viewing of the “National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health,” broadcast live from Washington, DC. The agenda is available for review on-line at www.populationhealthandhospitals.com.

Contact Angelica Figueroa, amfiguer@email.unc.edu, if you are interested in attending.


Tateishi to speak at CEHS fall seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 22
1:30-2:30 p.m.
1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall

Dr. Satoshi Tateishi, Kumamoto University (Japan), will present “Novel Roles of Rad18 and Checkpoint Kinase 2 in DNA Damage Tolerance and Tumor Suppression” at the next Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) Seminar Series


Student Government to host hunger lunch

Thursday, Oct. 23
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Armfield Atrium

For only $4, you can purchase a delicious meal of rice, beans and cornbread. Money raised will go towards supporting the efforts of UNC’s Nourish International, a student movement to eradicate global poverty.


Stokes to speak on SAS Statistical Directions

Thursday, Oct. 23
3:30-4:30 p.m.
0001 Michael Hooker Research Center (Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium)

Maura Stokes, DrPH, senior R&D director of the Statistical Applications Department in the Advanced Analytics Division at SAS Institute, will present “SAS Statistical Directions: SAS/STAT 13.1 and SAS/STAT 13.2.“ More information is available online (PDF).

Contact Christine Kantner, ckantner@email.unc.edu, if you have any questions.


Deadline for Staff Excellence Award nominations

Do you know an SPH staff member who has provided outstanding service to the School this year? The nomination deadline for the 2014 Staff Excellence Award is Friday, Oct. 24. Make your nomination using the short online survey form at tinyurl.com/StaffExcellenceSurvey.

The winner of the 2014 Staff Excellence Award will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 13.

More information about the award is available at sph.unc.edu/comm/staff-excellence-award/.


AcademyHealth to host NCHN founder

Friday, Oct. 24
9-10:30 a.m.
0001 Michael Hooker Research Center (Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium)

Rose Hoban, founder and journalist, North Carolina Health News (NCHN), will discuss her experience of covering state and national health policy issues.

Contact unc.hpm.ah@gmail.com, if you have any questions.


SPH Student Government announces 2014 Gillings Games

Friday, Oct. 24
2-5 p.m.
Hooker Fields

The Gillings Games is an Olympic-style field day with a series of semi-organized relay and team events, with minimal skill required. Students and staff from all departments, programs and cohorts are invited to participate in coordinating this event to ensure that it is a success. This is a chance for you to build espirit de corps for the Gillings School of Global Public Health and meet new friends from other departments. This year, participating students can enter to a Fitbit. Registration opens Oct. 10.

RSVP on the 2014 Gillings Games Facebook page.


Whitaker, MCH chair candidate, to present seminar

Monday, Oct. 27
1-2 p.m.
133 Rosenau Hall

Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH, will speak as candidate for the chair in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Dr. Whitaker is a professor of public health and pediatrics at Temple University where his research focuses on the life-course development of health and well-being. More information is available online (PDF).


NORC to host metabolomics seminar

Tuesday, Oct. 28
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall

Tracy Shafizadeh, associate director of Lipomics Services, Metabolon, Inc., presents “Clinical Applications of Metabolomics in Nutrition and Obesity.” This event is exclusively for UNC students, faculty and researchers. Lunch will be provided at no charge, followed by an open discussion. Full information is available at www.metabolon.com/events/norc-october.

Contact Michelle Collins, mcc@email.unc.edu, if you have any questions.


Brown to speak at Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, Oct.28
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1304 McGavran-Greenberg Hall

Laura G Brown, Associate Director of Operations at the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality and graduate of the Health Behavior department will present at the Lunch and Learn: Quality Improvement in Healthcare.

Contact Victoria, tori_lebrun@unc.edu, if you have any questions.


Spanish conversation group

Wednesday, Oct.29
12-1 p.m.
3005 Michael Hooker Research Center

Spanish speaking students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in an informal conversation group with other Spanish speakers and language learners. All levels welcome.

Contact Marielle, matthem@live.unc.edu, if you have any questions.


Finch to speak on lower limb injury prevention

Wednesday, Oct. 29
4-5:30 p.m.
106 Fetzer Hall

Caroline Finch, PhD, head of Centre for Healthy and Safe Sport (CHASS) at Federation University (Ballarat, Victoria), will present “The Processes Behind Developing an Implementable Exercise Training Program for Lower Limb Injury Prevention.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), UNC’s Human Movement Science Curriculum, the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.

Contact Johna Register-Mihalik, johnakay@email.unc.edu, if you have any questions.


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Upcoming featured events

Upcoming featured events

36th annual Minority Health Conference
Feb. 27, 2015
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education


Save the date. The 2015 theme will be “Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health.”


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