October 1, 2014 There were periods during the summer when clean, drinkable water was not available to meet the demands of the villagers. More and more people needed water to drink, bathe in, wash clothes—but their demand for water was greater than the nearby lake could provide. You may think this story begins in a… Read more »

October 1, 2014 It began with an ambitious thought— North Carolina would benefit from a provider network to deliver quality health care to the state’s most far-flung locations. More importantly, the programs of care would be shaped to each community’s particular needs. The establishment of the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program was the beginning… Read more »

October 1, 2014 From the School’s earliest days, its faculty members traveled across North Carolina and around the world—solving problems, teaching, extending the School’s reach. Students followed. During World War II, fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and other sources increased the influx of foreign students, and veterans from North Carolina—young men and women who had… Read more »

October 1, 2014 There is only one reason to have a public university, and that is to serve the people of the state. That should be the touchstone of everything we do—whether it is in the interest of North Carolina and our citizens. —Michael Hooker, PhD, Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill (1995–1999) Greetings: In 75 years, we… Read more »

 $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 Anonymous Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Wyeth Nutritionals Inc.  $500,000 to $999,999 Columbia University Eisai Research Institute GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A. GlaxoSmithKline Metagenics Inc. Oregon Health & Sciences University John & Ginger Sall $250,000 to $499,999 American Academy of Pediatrics Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Merck & Company N.C. Association of Local… Read more »

Carolina Public Health magazine contains news of faculty research, first-person accounts of the life of public health professionals and reports on partnerships with other schools and with corporations and foundations. You will also find updates on faculty, staff and student accomplishments and discover the many ways you can contribute to the School with gifts of time, expertise… Read more »

Dr. Sarah Morrow  A scholarship established by her children honors her advocacy for maternal and child health “We are very proud of our mother and what she has accomplished throughout her life.” —Lynn Perrin Rereading Dubose Heyward’s The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes was a fitting prerequisite to writing about Dr. Sarah Morrow. In the timeless children’s book, the mother… Read more »

Popkin’s professorship gift will continue the fight against obesity Where in the world is Barry Popkin? He could be anywhere. “He has an amazing ability to mentor colleagues across all levels.” —Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD Barry Popkin, PhD, the Gillings School’s W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, consults or leads studies in China, Russia,… Read more »

In April 2013, Jo Anne Earp, ScD, former chair and longtime professor of health behavior at the Gillings School, drew more than 200 current and former students, colleagues and friends to events celebrating her 40-year career in public health. Earp’s career has included 1960s activism, educating and mentoring hundreds of students, researching and advocating for women’s health, civil rights, and improved health… Read more »

Linda West Little Breaking gender barriers, paving the way for student success Linda West Little is no stranger to barricades – or scrambling over them. The first woman to receive a doctorate (in 1968) from the Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE), she became the department’s first woman faculty member in 1970. In the decade following, she conducted… Read more »