Seven Decades, Seven Deans “I am grateful to each of the deans who preceded me. Their unique strengths, vision and leadership have guided the School ever onward and upward, keeping it at the forefront of research, education and service in the field, and in a way that has exemplified the meaning of the public university…. Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s Desk PDF Tar Heels Around the World PDF Earth. Air. Water. Gillings. PDF Preventing Disease, Improving Lives PDF A Legacy of Caring for Women and Children PDF Eliminating Health Disparities: Ensuring Equal Access For All PDF The Gillings School — A Leader in Rural Health-Care Innovation and Service PDF… Read more »

When John Wiesman, DrPH, was searching for a doctoral program in leadership as a mid-career public health professional, he wanted one that allowed him to continue working full-time while studying full-time in a practice-based program—and to integrate that learning into his work along the way. He said he got all that—and more—from his experience at… Read more »

Shults Funds Injury Prevention Scholarship What really impresses us about the Gillings School is not only its strong history as one of the top academic schools of public health, but also its zeal for and leadership in public health practice.—Dr. Ruth Shults When Ruth Shults, PhD, and her husband Charlie Bradley decided to endow a… Read more »

Paula Brown Stafford In gratitude for a wonderful career Fortunate is the graduate who can reflect on her college years and name a professor whose influence has shaped her life and career. For Paula Brown Stafford, one of those professors was Craig Turnbull, PhD. Turnbull established the UNC biostatistics department’s Bachelor of Science in Public… Read more »

Miller Named New Associate Dean for Advancement Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, is the Gillings School’s new associate dean for advancement, effective Sept. 1. Miller most recently was vice president for children’s programs at The Medical Foundation of North Carolina Inc., part of the UNC Health Care System and UNC Medical School. As lead development and… Read more »

Jill and Michael Kafrissen In Support of Research On Aging Aging is a universal reality that will benefit from our best thinking. The Gillings School is and will be an important source of these benefits- Jill Kafrissen As the population of older adults grows globally, Jill and Michael Kafrissen want to bring more resources to… Read more »

Dental public health impact in NC A 1936 summer short course in public health dentistry was among the first offerings of the UNC school of Medicine’s Division of Public Health, which later became the School of Public Health. The course helped strengthen and sustain an oral hygiene program that reached public schools across N.C. Today,… Read more »

October 21, 2014 The UNC School of Dentistry and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announced the establishment of a new dental public health professorship on June 5. Made possible by a gift from Chester Douglass, DMD, PhD, and Joy Douglass, the R. Gary Rozier and Chester W. Douglass Distinguished Professorship in Dental… Read more »

In Memoriam Read more at Diane Calleson, PhD Dr. Diane Calleson, clinical associate professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, lost a long, brave fight with a rare ovarian cancer on Aug. 15. Calleson was a gifted and beloved mentor to many students during her almost 15 years at UNC. Just prior to her… Read more »