The Swartz Scholarship November 07, 2012   The Swartz Scholarship – meeting an immediate need   John and Dorothy Swartz John and Dorothy Swartz love to travel. When they established the Swartz Scholarship at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, their inspiration was drawn from the many faces of public health they encountered in… Read more »

Social entrepreneurship November 07, 2012 Using innovative business principles to achieve beneficial social change   Doctoral student Alice Wang fills bottles with filtered water in Cambodia. Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of faculty members and students, research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health labs is finding its way to market. Don Holzworth, MS… Read more »

It made me realize how vulnerable women and girls are May 08, 2009 Barbara (Bobbi) Wallace, MPH Associate director of development for corporations and foundations, UNC Gillings School of Global Health, 2008 – present Peace Corps volunteer, Gwang Yang, Cholla Namdo Province, South Korea, 1975-1977 Bobbi Wallace’s father emigrated from Germany to America before Bobbi… Read more »

May 16, 2012 When a natural or human-caused disaster strikes, public health practitioners spring into action. Some may work to prevent spread of diseases or reduce injuries. Others survey the community to determine needs or directly provide safe food, water and shelter. After initial response and recovery efforts, communities and states sometimes turn attention to… Read more »

A public health crisis too close to home Recently, Ronald and Ann Wooten were in the audience when an administrator at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported some startling news. About 97 percent of the university’s violent crime, student-on-student assaults and rapes are connected to alcohol and drug abuse. The Wootens already… Read more »

Download the e-book version. You will need e-reader software to view the magazine. One free option is Adobe Digital Editions. Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Fit and healthy for a lifetime PDF A healthy start to life PDF NAP SACC: Helping child care centers improve preschoolers’ health PDF Adolescence: A time to… Read more »

School news November 07, 2012     For more information on these topics and other news, please see www.sph.unc.edu/news_events.   From the journals Dr. Herbert Peterson Increasing access to family planning will play a central role in achieving U.N. targets for maternal health, eradication of poverty, education and gender equality, according to a major new… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF The public’s health should not wait for solutions PDF Treatment and prevention in the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt PDF Swa koteka – ‘It is possible’ to prevent HIV PDF Training patients to manage their pain PDF Setting the standard for health departments PDF Reducing risks after… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Community advisers are key to the success of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study, often referred to as the “Lucas Study.” A 10-member advisory board includes breast cancer advocates, an assistant professor at NC State University, a registered nurse and representatives of the Sisters Network Triangle, the local affiliate… Read more »

November 07, 2012 A message from our associate dean for research: You will not find ivory tower academics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. As this edition of Carolina Public Health clearly demonstrates, our faculty members undertake state-of-the-art research to discover solutions to some of the world’s most pressing public health challenges… Read more »