A travel fund for students

November 07, 2012   A stone from every state – Denise Cline’s memories result in a travel fund for students   Mildred Smith Denise Cline Donald Smith Denise Cline’s father had a unique idea. “My father’s goal,” she says, “was to gather a rock from every state and use them eventually to build a fountain.”… Read more »

World of Difference Dinner: Celebrating locally produced foods

May 17, 2012   Dr. P.K. Sen and wife Gauri Sen Jelly jars filled with wildflowers and dried herbs atop burlap tablecloths. Hay bales cushioning baskets of locally grown fruits and vegetables. A five-star meal made all the better by the guests’ awareness of where all the food was grown or raised–within 50 miles of… Read more »

Community-supported fisheries: an innovative model

  May 17, 2012   Anna Child shows off fresh clams that will be sold through Core Sound Seafood. Between 1999 and 2006, more than half of commercial fishers in eastern North Carolina stopped working, as they could no longer support themselves and their families. Why? Cheap seafood. About 90 percent of shrimp available in… Read more »

Annual Fund Scholars

May 17, 2012   For the third year in a row, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health had been able to designate a portion of its annual fund for scholarship assistance. This year, each of 16 outstanding scholars — two from each academic unit — recieved $5,000 toward the cost of graduate study at… Read more »

Pfizer supports Innovation Lecture

May 17, 2012   Dr. Joe DeSimone (left) greets Pfizer representative Carmine Novembre. Pfizer knows about innovation. The pharmaceutical company has a leading portfolio of more than 30 products and medicines that support wellness and prevention, as well as treatments for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and a broad range of other therapeutic areas.   As a… Read more »

Looking toward the future: John and Fledra Hatch

May 17, 2012   John W. Hatch came to UNC in 1970 to work at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Soon, he was enrolled as a doctoral student at UNC’s School of Public Health. He became a professor of health behavior and health education, retiring in 1995 as Kenan Professor emeritus…. Read more »

On our cover

  May 17, 2012     UNC public health faculty and staff members conduct prevention research respected around the world.     Pictured on the front cover (l-r) are: Jamie Bartram, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering and director of The Water Institute at UNC. Bartram focuses on connections between water (including sanitation and… Read more »

On our cover

May 17, 2012     UNC public health faculty and staff members conduct prevention research respected around the world.     Pictured on the front cover (l-r) are: Jamie Bartram, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering and director of The Water Institute at UNC. Bartram focuses on connections between water (including sanitation and hygiene)… Read more »

Awards and recognitions

May 17, 2012   FACULTY   Dr. Leah Devlin Devlin to lead nonprofit board Dr. Leah Devlin, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management, was elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors. The organization, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy group, aims to ensure that… Read more »

Dreaming of A Time

  May 16, 2012   Prevention was the seed fromwhich North Carolina’s public health school grew.   In the early 20th century, the ravages of poverty and lack of education in the mostly rural southern state made its people vulnerable to hookworm, smallpox, typhoid, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, and diseases of nutritional deficiency, including rickets. This… Read more »