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… Read more »

November 07, 2012   Maman, Sen receive McGavran, Larsh awards; Rimer introduces Bloomberg Dr. Suzanne Maman Dr. Pranab K. Sen Two prestigious faculty awards were presented during the School’s May 12 commencement. Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate professor of health behavior, received the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C…. Read more »

November 07, 2012   Dr. Jamie Bartram, right, chatted with Don and Jennifer Holzworth recently about plans for the Water Institute’s October Water and Health Conference. When Don and Jennifer Holzworth established a distinguished professorship in March, they simultaneously supported two ventures that excited them – the work of UNC Gillings School of Global Public… 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… Read more »

  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 »

November 07, 2012   Dr. Robert Millikan Dr. Robert Millikan , Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer Epidemiology, died Oct. 7. He was 55. A member since 1993 of the School’s epidemiology faculty and of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Millikan’s research brought hope for better understanding and treatment of breast cancer, particularly… Read more »

November 07, 2012   Your gift to the Annual Fund makes a positive difference in students’ lives   This year’s Annual Fund Scholars are:   Gabriela Arandia Health Behavior Ricky Camplain Epidemiology Sujatro Chakladar Biostatistics Christina Cordero Epidemiology Rachel Davis Maternal and Child Health Mary Elizabeth Grewe Health Behavior Lindsay Huse Public Health Leadership Program… Read more »

November 07, 2012   Changing the way things are done   California Tribal Epidemiology Center staff members collect surveys that will yield information about American Indians’ asthma incidence. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members and alumni lead state, national and international programs, making an impact upon health outcomes including disease reduction, food… Read more »

November 07, 2012   The gift of leadership – Atkinson chosen as foundation board president   Delton Atkinson chats with friends at 2011 Minority Health Conference. Delton Atkinson, MPH, a division director in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, has been elected president of the School’s Public Health Foundation… Read more »

November 07, 2012   Engaging patients and physicians in China’s fight against chronic diseases   With an aging population and the adoption of an increasingly western lifestyle, the burden of chronic diseases in China is on the rise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Chinese people over age 65 will more than… Read more »