May 16, 2012 UNC’s maternal and child health department has a long history of field work aimed at preventing problems related to pregnancy, prenatal health, infant feeding problems, and maternal safety and health. Maternal and child health chair Dr. Herbert Peterson is excited about the department’s focus on implementation science–the study of methods to promote… Read more »

November 07, 2012 When Don and Jennifer Holzworth established a distinguished professorship in March, they simultaneously supported two ventures that excited them – the work of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC’s two-year campus-wide theme, water. On April 26, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees announced that… Read more »

Winter 2011-12 flip book – Spotlight on our Students Click anywhere on the image to view the magazine full screen, or flip through the pages here. In full screen view, click a second time to zoom in. Back to other viewing options Last updated June 07, 2013  

November 07, 2012 Implementation of programs, technologies and other tools UNC public health researchers develop and adapt evidence-based solutions for specific health challenges. Through new techniques, tools, technologies and programs, they bring research findings to bear on such problems as obesity, tobacco use, adverse drug reactions, pollution, health inequities and others. By developing innovative ways… Read more »

May 17, 2012 FACULTY Devlin to lead nonprofit board Dr. Leah Devlin, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management, was elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors. The organization, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy group, aims to ensure that children in the state are… Read more »

Influencing policy November 07, 2012   Changing the way things are done   California Tribal Epidemiology Center staff members collect surveys that will yield information about American Indians’ asthma incidence. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members and alumni lead state, national and international programs, making an impact upon health outcomes including disease… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Public Health Leaders: Setting the goals, setting the pace, setting the example PDF Leading the way PDF Relying on herself, looking out for the children (Sarah Morrow) PDF The day that changed North Carolina public health (Leah Devlin) PDF Integrity with a capital “I” (Deborah Parham Hopson)… Read more »

May 17, 2012 Mark Merrill, MSPH, has been an active alumnus of the School for more than 25 years, serving several terms on the Public Health Foundation Board and winning a 1994 alumni leadership award. He is now president and chief executive officer at Valley Health System, a nonprofit healthcare organization that operates six hospitals… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Shattering the “status quo” PDF Unraveling disparities PDF Exploring the causes of health disparities PDF Working with communities to overcome health disparities PDF Making colon cancer a community concern PDF Why?: UNC researchers look for the reasons behind colon cancer disparities PDF Training tomorrow’s leaders PDF The… Read more »

Eunice Brock May 01, 2013 Honoring a beloved daughter through a scholarship gift Melinda, with her mother Eunice     Melinda’s life was grounded in honesty, integrity and love. So recalls Eunice Brock, Melinda’s mother and the person who established in her memory The Melinda Kellner Brock Maternal and Child Health Scholarship at the Gillings… Read more »