November 29, 2010 For 30 years, the number of overweight children has crept higher and higher. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 10 percent of children ages 2 to 5 had an unhealthy body mass index. Those children have a 70 percent chance of being overweight or obese adults. Establishing good… Read more »

November 29, 2010 Obesity is a major economic and health threat in North Carolina, the U.S. and around the world. The fact that obesity is spreading in an almost epidemic manner means that some countries still could intervene before it is too late – just as some countries woke up to the potential for intervention… Read more »

May 27, 2011 David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, and his wife Michela Caruso, MD, are longtime supporters of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. They are regular contributors to the Annual Fund and Building Fund and are founding benefactors of the Student Health Action Coalition Endowment Fund. Ballard currently serves as director of the… Read more »

May 27, 2011 The Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professorship of Environmental Sciences and Engineering honors Phil Singer, PhD, and his extraordinary career in research, teaching and service. It also serves as a tribute to the critical contributions Singer has made to the field of drinking-water quality and treatment. An international expert on drinking water quality,… Read more »

May 27, 2011 Warnings from municipalities around the world to “boil water before using” are not uncommon, especially as water distribution systems get older. In some countries, safe water collected from community sources becomes unfit for drinking during transport to homes or becomes contaminated within a building due to inadequate internal plumbing. In March 2011,… Read more »

May 27, 2011 The Kerr L. White and Edward H. Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research The Kerr L. White and Edward H. Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research was established by David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, and his wife, Michela Caruso, MD, to honor Ballard’s mentors, Kerr White and Edward Wagner.Dr. White is an… Read more »

May 27, 2011 Consider this: a charitable gift that provides income to the donor(s) for life, an immediate tax deduction, and support for the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s top priorities. Does it sound too good to be true? It’s exactly what Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH, and Tom Wong, PhD, MPH, achieved with their… Read more »

May 27, 2011 SCHOOL First in our hearts, second in the nation In its 2012 “best graduate schools” issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Gillings School of Global Public Health the top public school of public health and second in the nation among all schools of public health. In additional rankings, the School’s… Read more »

May 27, 2011 Marc Serre, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC-BME (Bayesian Maximum Entropy) lab, was captivated by the Black Death pandemic that killed half of the people in Europe during the Middle Ages. To learn from history, he applied… Read more »

May 27, 2011 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers aren’t just holding their breath when it comes to protecting our atmosphere. Jason West, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering (ESE), studies how methane, nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide and black carbon – particulates formed through the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels… Read more »