Jill and Michael Kafrissen In Support of Research On Aging Aging is a universal reality that will benefit from our best thinking. The Gillings School is and will be an important source of these benefits- Jill Kafrissen As the population of older adults grows globally, Jill and Michael Kafrissen want to bring more resources to… Read more »

Dental public health impact in NC A 1936 summer short course in public health dentistry was among the first offerings of the UNC school of Medicine’s Division of Public Health, which later became the School of Public Health. The course helped strengthen and sustain an oral hygiene program that reached public schools across N.C. Today,… Read more »

October 21, 2014 The UNC School of Dentistry and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announced the establishment of a new dental public health professorship on June 5. Made possible by a gift from Chester Douglass, DMD, PhD, and Joy Douglass, the R. Gary Rozier and Chester W. Douglass Distinguished Professorship in Dental… Read more »

In Memoriam Read more at sph.unc.edu/news. Diane Calleson, PhD Dr. Diane Calleson, clinical associate professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, lost a long, brave fight with a rare ovarian cancer on Aug. 15. Calleson was a gifted and beloved mentor to many students during her almost 15 years at UNC. Just prior to her… Read more »

May–October 2014 Awards &  Recognitions Read more at sph.unc.edu/news. Karl Umble, PhD, HPM clinical assistant professor, was honored  April 22 with a Chancellor’s Award  for teaching excellence and service to undergraduates. Leah McCall Devlin, DDS, MPH, Professor of the Practice of HPM, has joined The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) board of trustees. The board… Read more »

May-October 2014 School News Read more at sph.unc.edu/news Selected Publications Meagan Vaughn, PhD, recent alumna, and mentor Steve Meshnick, MD, PhD, EPI professor, found repellent-treated clothing reduces tick bites by 80 percent among North Carolina forestry workers. The study was published online April 16 in the American Journal of  Preventive Medicine. Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R…. Read more »

Our 18,000 and Counting Alumni Featured here are only a few of our nearly 18,000 accomplished alumni. They have changed lives for the better in North Carolina—and around the world. GLOBAL LEADERS Greg Allgood, MSPH, PhD (ESE, 1983) Allgood established Procter & Gamble’s Children’s Clean Drinking Water program; he was the School’s 2014 Foard Lecturer…. Read more »

October 1, 2014 Faculty members who arrived at UNC in the 1960s and 1970s share their recollections of those earlier years. Also included here are profiles on Drs. Cecil and Mindel Sheps, one of the School’s first power couples. Jo Anne Earp, ScD Retired Professor and Chair, Health Behavior When I arrived at the School… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Development of the School’s Public Health Leadership Program The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Twenty-five years ago, as is the case today, the UNC School of Public Health was  comprised of seven distinguished departments, each with outstanding faculty members and excellent reputations. The School’s dean, then Michel Ibrahim,… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Implementation science[im-pluh-muhn-tey-shuhn] [sahy-uhns] noun1. the dissemination and implementation  of research into real-world settings   Bryan Weiner, PhD, professor of health policy and management, specializes in implementation science, the dissemination and implementation of research into real-world settings. Implementation researchers collect a growing body of evidence about what works, when and for whom. “There’s… Read more »