May 17, 2012 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 Chapel Hill, N.C. On Nov. 10, 2011, the… Read more »

May 16, 2012 For more information on these topics and other news, please see Behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening A new study from UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention examines behavioral factors that may influence whether people pursue colorectal cancer screening and identifies strategies that might increase screening rates in disadvantaged… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Preventing illness, preserving health PDF Preventing the spread of infectious diseases PDF Breakthrough of the Year PDF What Works to Prevent Cancer? PDF Preventing chronic, obesity-related diseases PDF Community-supported fisheries: an innovative model PDF Preventing accidents, injuries and violence PDF WHO Cares PDF Preventing environmental risk and… Read more »

December 27, 2011 Share Friends, colleagues mourn loss of Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition, died Dec. 14 after facing cancer with grace and caring for almost two years. She was program leader for cancer prevention and control at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and member of the UNC Center for Health… Read more »

December 27, 2011 Share Master’s student Public Health Leadership Program Meghan Lewis says one of the highlights of her time at UNC was a summer 2011 practicum as a Public Health Leader in Practice with Cabarrus Health Alliance, in Kannapolis, N.C. Lewis worked with Barbara Sheppard, the program director of the Healthy Cabarrus Initiative, a… Read more »

September 14, 2009 At UNC, an unprecedented effort to make strides against cancer and the suffering it causes is fueled by collaboration across the population, basic and clinical sciences. UNC Lineberger’s 285 members hail from more than 25 departments across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including the Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

November 29, 2010 Visit our longer list of recognitions  FACULTY Sobsey invited to NASA’s first LAUNCH event Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering, was one of 10 innovators chosen to participate in NASA’s inaugural LAUNCH event, held March 16-18, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Sobsey presented his proposal… Read more »

November 05, 2012 The urgency of now In this issue of Carolina Public Health, we focus on the urgency of now, the implementation imperative. Without good implementation, our discoveries are just trees falling in the woods, making no sound and having little impact. It’s not enough to discover. We also must implement…well. It takes far… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Tinkering his way to an innovative academic career As with many budding researchers, Glenn Walters found his calling in the field. In his case, however, “the field” was not a clinical site, a remote corner of the globe or a neighborhood ruined by industrialization. For Walters, inspiration came from a junkyard. “The… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Gillings Gift gives means to anticipate, accelerate public health solutions PDF From the Neuse to the Nile PDF H.G. Baity: A pioneering environmentalist PDF Carolina Water — How we make a difference PDF Quick — What’s polluting the water? PDF Storm water run-off — A significant pollution… Read more »