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 recent gift, and… Read more »

  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, from what is now the… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Scientific improvisation puts researchers in good company Will Vizuete is a huge fan of jazz. In 2009 and 2010, he was disc jockey for a weekly jazz program on WXYC, the UNC campus station, and he’s still a volunteer DJ on occasion. Part of what he loves about jazz is the improvisation,… Read more »

May 01, 2013   Honoring a beloved daughter through a scholarship gift   Melinda, with her mother Eunice     Melinda’s life was grounded in honesty, integrity and love. So recalls Eunice Brock, Melinda’s mother and the person who established in her memory The Melinda Kellner Brock Maternal and Child Health Scholarship at the Gillings… Read more »

May 01, 2013   North Carolina’s decision about Medicaid expansion affects everyone Some political decisions affect a small group; others impact us all. On February 5, North Carolina senators passed Senate Bill 4; the equivalent bill in the House–16–was passed February 26. Both mandate that the state will opt out of Medicaid expansion. This is… Read more »

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, from what is now the Gillings… Read more »

May 01, 2013 October 2012 – April 2013 Read more at www.sph.unc.edu/recognitions_and_awards. Dr. Greg Allgood Dr. Greg Characklis Dr. Mike Cohen Dr. Leah Devlin Greg Allgood, PhD, alumnus and director of Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, was one of 17 celebrities and clean water advocates who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to… Read more »

  May 01, 2013 Exploring the dark side of the forest Trees are likely responsible for the misty haze that gave name to the Smoky Mountains– and for much of the smog that hangs over cities. Wait Aren’t trees the world’s best air fresheners, producers of oxygen that make our atmosphere healthier? Yes and no…. Read more »

November 07, 2012   A belief in ‘kizuna’   Dr. Kanamori “Fortunately, I can let you know I’m alive.” Those were the sober words of Hajime Kanamori, MD, PhD, MPH, in an email to colleagues at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in March 2011. Kanamori was in the northern part of Miyagi Prefecture,… Read more »

November 07, 2012   Implementation-ready studies that may shape policy and treatment   Innovative research at the School offers riskreduction strategies, defines vulnerable populations and informs optimal treatments. Implementing findings such as these – and making them work for individuals and communities – will help make the public healthier faster.   Dramatic rise in diabetes… Read more »