September 14, 2009 State-of-the-art facility combines best technology with human touch The N.C. Cancer Hospital will open on the UNC campus in fall 2009 as part of the UNC Health Care System. The 315,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will triple the current space and significantly increase the number of patients that can be served. The state of… Read more »

December 27, 2011 FACULTY Powell Hammond selected as White House Fellow Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, was named to the 2011- 2012 class of White House Fellows, serving in the U.S. Department of Defense. Read more at Eng receives ASPH/Pfizer award Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professor of… Read more »

December 27, 2011 Share Undergraduate Health Policy and Management Camille McGirt spent the 2010-2011 academic year as an intern in Washington, D.C. “I met so many inspiring people [at the White House and on Capitol Hill],” she says. “I participated in several service projects and even helped with the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign.” When… Read more »

Public service, engagement and engaged scholarship — Ways of life at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Public universities like ours are expected to give back to their states and regions. I cannot imagine a School that more clearly personifies engagement and public service than the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health…. Read more »

Table of Contents From the dean’s desk: Innovation matters! PDF Bright ideas, right partners, insightful solutions PDF No sugar-coating the crusade against obesity PDF Flu viruses move fast – so do public health officials PDF Going viral PDF Harnessing vast data to understand COPD PDF ‘Team Science’ advances technology PDF UNC and UAE partner to… Read more »

May 08, 2009 Peterson to lead World Health Organization Collaborating Center The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its newest Collaborating Center. “The center will help the United Nations agency use the strongest and most comprehensive available research… Read more »

November 07, 2012 For more information on these topics and other news, please see From the journals 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 Series on Family Planning published July 10 by… Read more »

September 14, 2009 If you dissected a frog in high school biology, you may remember the eye-stinging fumes from the preservative chemical known as formaldehyde. Scientists know that formaldehyde is a human carcinogen. But what’s not well known among the public is that this important chemical is also naturally present in our own bodies —… Read more »

May 08, 2009 Water now flows to the homes of many families in a small village in the Moche Valley in northern Peru, thanks to the help of members of the Daniel A. Okun chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brian Billman, PhD, UNC associate professor… Read more »

From the Dean’s desk – Spring 2009 Public service, engagement and engaged scholarship – Ways of life at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dean Barbara K. Rimer shares her thoughts about our School’s legacy. Spreading the health Students volunteer time, expertise to provide water near and far Students in UNC’s chapter of… Read more »