May–October 2014 Awards &  Recognitions Read more at Karl Umble, PhD, HPM clinical assistant professor, was honored  April 22 with a Chancellor’s Award  for teaching excellence and service to undergraduates. Leah McCall Devlin, DDS, MPH, Professor of the Practice of HPM, has joined The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) board of trustees. The board… Read more »

May-October 2014 School News Read more at Selected Publications Meagan Vaughn, PhD, recent alumna, and mentor Steve Meshnick, MD, PhD, EPI professor, found repellent-treated clothing reduces tick bites by 80 percent among North Carolina forestry workers. The study was published online April 16 in the American Journal of  Preventive Medicine. Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R…. Read more »

Our 18,000 and Counting Alumni Featured here are only a few of our nearly 18,000 accomplished alumni. They have changed lives for the better in North Carolina—and around the world. GLOBAL LEADERS Greg Allgood, MSPH, PhD (ESE, 1983) Allgood established Procter & Gamble’s Children’s Clean Drinking Water program; he was the School’s 2014 Foard Lecturer…. Read more »

October 1, 2014 Faculty members who arrived at UNC in the 1960s and 1970s share their recollections of those earlier years. Also included here are profiles on Drs. Cecil and Mindel Sheps, one of the School’s first power couples. Jo Anne Earp, ScD Retired Professor and Chair, Health Behavior When I arrived at the School… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Development of the School’s Public Health Leadership Program The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Twenty-five years ago, as is the case today, the UNC School of Public Health was  comprised of seven distinguished departments, each with outstanding faculty members and excellent reputations. The School’s dean, then Michel Ibrahim,… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Implementation science[im-pluh-muhn-tey-shuhn] [sahy-uhns] noun1. the dissemination and implementation  of research into real-world settings   Bryan Weiner, PhD, professor of health policy and management, specializes in implementation science, the dissemination and implementation of research into real-world settings. Implementation researchers collect a growing body of evidence about what works, when and for whom. “There’s… Read more »

October 1, 2014 If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.  —Henry Ford Since its founding, UNC’s school of public health has encouraged innovators who developed new ways of collecting and analyzing information and solving problems. At the heart of that effort has been a synergistic collaboration of… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Since establishing  the first department of public health education in the U.S. to serve all people in a southern state during the Jim Crow era UNC’s public health school continues leading research, service and teaching to address health disparities. A hallmark of that work has been an unrelenting focus on working with… Read more »

October 1, 2014 “Today, UNC plays the strongest role in maternal and child health in the nation.”   – Dr. Pierre Buekens In 1936, the sixth year of the Great Depression, adults still faced a 17 percent unemployment rate. Millions lived in grinding poverty, and the southeast endured the dubious distinction of having the nation’s highest… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Preventive medicine dreams of a time when there shall be enough for all, and everyone shall bear his share of labor in accordance with his ability, and everyone shall possess sufficient for the needs of his body and the demands of health. These things shall all have as a matter of justice… Read more »