May 17, 2012 Between 1999 and 2006, more than half of commercial fishers in eastern North Carolina stopped working, as they could no longer support themselves and their families. Why? Cheap seafood. About 90 percent of shrimp available in the U.S. was caught elsewhere, causing prices to plunge 40 percent. Anna Child, master’s student in… Read more »

Ron and Jan Kimble May 01, 2013 Creating a legacy for Jamie   The virtues appended to various gifts in her memory offer clues about who she was – a Jamie Kimble Character Scholarship for young women who otherwise might not be able to afford college; a Jamie Kimble Spirit Award; and her parents’ most… Read more »

May 17, 2012 Sandra Martin works with the World Health Organization (WHO) to assure optimal care for women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Dr. Sandra Martin’s career has been devoted to preventing violence and helping violence survivors recover from trauma. Martin’s research has focused on violence during pregnancy, the role of substance abuse… Read more »

Fall 2009 flip book – Carolina Combats Cancer 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 Training students, benefiting communities “Health Behavior (HB) Capstone projects focus students on achieving real-world changes while taking part in mentored service and learning opportunities,” says Megan Ellenson Landfried, MPH, manager of the department’s Master of Public Health program. “Each project strengthens partnerships between UNC and local communities.” The projects are as varied… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Fighting Malaria in Malawi PDF Erasing borders, forging ties PDF Office of Global Health coordinates burgeoning international activities PDF Distance education DrPH PDF Overcoming obesity PDF Cleaning up our air PDF Online learning opportunities PDF Changing the system PDF Outreach after Katrina PDF Incubator projects help counties… Read more »

May 16, 2012 Eating right for better health is a good idea based on good science. We have good evidence that eating fruits and vegetables, watching weight and treating diabetes are critical to good health. Those data are changing policies and practices worldwide. Alice Ammerman: Motivating children and teens to eat healthful foods Do children’s… Read more »

Parents establish dissertation award to honor alumna Cassell May 01, 2013 Gail H. Cassell, PhD, DSc (Hon.), and Ralph H. Cassell, MBA, are very proud of their daughter, Cynthia. The Cassells (l-r), Gail, Ralph and Cynthia In 2007, Cynthia Cassell received a Doctor of Philosophy in maternal and child health, with a minor in epidemiology,… Read more »

November 05, 2012 Translating research into real-world solutions Herbert Peterson, MD, an obstetrician gynecologist, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of maternal and child health, knows how to stop a postpartum hemorrhage for a patient at UNC Health Care. However, the vast majority of those life-threatening hemorrhages happen to women who are hours away from medical… Read more »

May 16, 2012 If prevention is such a great idea, why don’t more people practice it? Since at least the ancient Greeks, humans have extolled the virtues of prevention. But if prevention is such a good thing, why will more than 420,000 people in the U.S. die of lung cancer this year, most as a… Read more »