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 sph.unc.edu/news. 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 »

May–October 2014 Awards &  Recognitions Read more at sph.unc.edu/news. 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 sph.unc.edu/news 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 »