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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.


Oct. 20-26


Snyder to speak at data users seminar

Monday, Oct. 20
Noon-1 p.m.
B005 Carolina Population Center (206 West Franklin Street)

Susan Snyder, PhD, MSW, MPA, assistant professor, School of Social Work will present “Do Child Physical Abuse and Adolescent Peer Relationships Influence Typologies of Illegal and Substance-Use Behaviors During Emerging Adulthood?” More information is available online.

Contact Sarah Dean, sarah.dean@unc.edu, if you have any questions.


Burns to speak at mental health seminar series

Tuesday, Oct. 21
9-10:30 a.m.
150 Sheps Center (DeFriese Conference Room), 725 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Barbara Burns, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Duke; director of the Services Effectiveness Research Program, will present “From the Child Guidance Movement to Evidence-based Practice: Evolution, Revolution or Disaster?” at the next UNC-Duke Mental Health Services & Policy Research Seminar Series. More information is available online.

Contact Marisa Domino, PhD, domino@unc.edu, if you have any questions.


Academy of Educators to host Frank Wilson Visiting Professor Series

Tuesday, Oct. 21
12:30-01:30 p.m.
Biomolecular G202, UNC School of Medicine

Elizabeth Gaufberg, associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will present an interactive lecture, “Unzipping the Hidden Curriculum.” More information is available online (PDF).

Contact Alison Siler, alison_siler@med.unc.edu, for more information.


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.


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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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