April 28, 2008 Numerous distinguished individuals have made notable presentations at the UNC School of Public Health over the past several months. Below are highlights of a few who have shared their experiences and expertise in special lectures at our School. To hear these lectures online, visit www.sph.unc.edu/media/webcasts.html. Dr. Jonathan B. Oberlander , associate professor… Read more »

April 28, 2008 More than 600 students, educators and health professionals from across the nation attended the 29th Annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 29, 2008 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Another 1,000 people participated in the event via satellite downlink and webcast, making it the largest minority health conference… Read more »

April 28, 2008 North Carolina Arms Researchers for the Battle Established by the North Carolina General Assembly last July, the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) was created to accelerate the battle against cancer in North Carolina. Well into its first year, the UCRF is shaping a range of cancer initiatives at UNC, many of which… Read more »

November 26, 2007 The School of Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health has announced a collaboration with the University of the West Indies to create the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute, a five-year, $2 million initiative to enhance health leadership and management capacity in the Caribbean.The program is funded by the Global AIDS Program… Read more »

October 31, 2007 Senior food industry executives and many of the leading international nutrition scientists and medical experts convened Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 to address one of today’s most dangerous global health issues – obesity. The Global Obesity Business Forum is an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center (IDOC) at the University of North… Read more »

April 28, 2008 When Thomas Ricketts came back to North Carolina in search of a job in medical journalism, he didn’t know that years later, he would influence government decisions on health policy and administration in the state. “One of the first stories I ever did for a local newspaper in Chapel Hill was about… Read more »

April 28, 2008 When George Williams was working as a statistician at the National Institute of Mental Health in the 1960s, he became interested in the application of statistics to public health problems . A “numbers man,” with degrees in both mathematics and statistics, Williams wanted to add a medical component to his academic discipline…. Read more »

April 28, 2008 It’s an age-old curiosity: one person born into poverty falls prey to his circumstances; another becomes a success and inspiration. What causes a life to follow one path or another? Fiorella Horna-Guerra would answer, Work, hope and a miracle or two. Currently serving as consultant to the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Advises first female principal of Montreal’s McGill University When UNC School of Public Health alumna Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum talks about leadership, she speaks of “team effort,” “principles,” and “new possibility.” “Look for people who bring different things to the table than you do,” she advises young leaders. “Bring together people who add… Read more »

April 28, 2008 UNC alum dedicates career to helping create water and sanitation systems in rural developing country communities Alfonso Zavala’s career in water and sanitation development has taken him to rural villages all over the world where he has done what he does best — help people help themselves. “I was always very interested… Read more »