December 27, 2011 Share Doctor of Public Health student Health Policy and Management Executive Leadership Program Donald and Jennifer Holzworth Merit Scholar Gift Kamanga believes in his potential to contribute to the well-being of his society. He remembers having that goal as early as age 10, and having it clarified when his grandmother died of… Read more »

December 27, 2011 Share Doctoral student Epidemiology “My Aunty Dot died of lung cancer soon after I entered college,” Kapuaola Gellert recalls. “She never smoked. Her death made me wonder whether Hawaiians have a higher incidence of cancer compared to other ethnic groups.” The loss of her aunt was the beginning of Gellert’s interest in… Read more »

December 27, 2011 Share Master’s student Environmental Sciences and Engineering Kang Chang, research assistant at The Water Institute at UNC, writes: I was raised in a typical suburban community. As I grew older, I became aware and concerned with the disparity in the quality of life of people around the world. This became evident through… Read more »

December 27, 2011 Share Postdoctoral research associate Environmental Sciences and Engineering The Water Institute at UNC Urooj Amjad’s original inspiration for working on water issues was to explore water’s use as a tool for cooperation rather than conflict. In 1998, she researched Israel-Palestine water management issues. In emphasizing cooperation, she explored her related interest in… Read more »

December 27, 2011 Share Why public health? The answer is evident to the more than 1,700 students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. They want to stop the spread of disease, end poverty, promote health and education, stop wars — save the world. “Disease and poor health limit opportunities for individuals and societies,… Read more »

November 07, 2012 Members of UNC’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) make a practice run before the Sept. 16 “Run to Make Water Run” 6K race. Left to right are Jennifer Casanova and Johnny Kim (master’s students, environmental sciences and engineering), Blythe Carter (undergraduate, mathematics), Stephanie O’Daly (undergraduate, environmental science) and Lauren Snyder (master’s student, maternal… Read more »

September 14, 2009 North Carolinians can help make scientific history and advance cancer research by enrolling in the groundbreaking new UNC Health Registry funded by the University Cancer Research Fund. In doing so, they’ll be part of a whole new research effort aimed at determining how best to treat and support those with cancer. There… Read more »

March 24, 2006 Nation’s first distance education DrPH keeps leaders at work while earning doctorate A year ago, Joe Ichter faced a perplexing problem. The assistant director for the Center for Community Partnerships in Albuquerque, New Mexico was doing important work with one of the largest indigent populations in the U.S. In addition, he was… Read more »

March 24, 2006 In a world where nations and economies are increasingly connected — whether through economic globalization, ongoing demographic changes, or environmental accidents or catastrophes — ill or good health in any population affects everyone. It’s with this perspective that the Carolina School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health promotes and supports the… Read more »

March 24, 2006 UNC committed to improving public health in Vietnam, world The spread of HIV/AIDS, the emergence of bird flu, the threat of pandemic — these are just a few of the public health crises facing Vietnam and its neighbors. Nhiem Viet Luong of Vietnam’s Thai Binh City has a plan to help his… Read more »