A public health crisis too close to home Recently, Ronald and Ann Wooten were in the audience when an administrator at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported some startling news. About 97 percent of the university’s violent crime, student-on-student assaults and rapes are connected to alcohol and drug abuse. The Wootens already… Read more »

Download the e-book version. You will need e-reader software to view the magazine. One free option is Adobe Digital Editions. Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Fit and healthy for a lifetime PDF A healthy start to life PDF NAP SACC: Helping child care centers improve preschoolers’ health PDF Adolescence: A time to… Read more »

School news November 07, 2012     For more information on these topics and other news, please see www.sph.unc.edu/news_events.   From the journals Dr. Herbert Peterson 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… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF The public’s health should not wait for solutions PDF Treatment and prevention in the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt PDF Swa koteka – ‘It is possible’ to prevent HIV PDF Training patients to manage their pain PDF Setting the standard for health departments PDF Reducing risks after… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Community advisers are key to the success of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study, often referred to as the “Lucas Study.” A 10-member advisory board includes breast cancer advocates, an assistant professor at NC State University, a registered nurse and representatives of the Sisters Network Triangle, the local affiliate… Read more »

November 07, 2012 A message from our associate dean for research: You will not find ivory tower academics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. As this edition of Carolina Public Health clearly demonstrates, our faculty members undertake state-of-the-art research to discover solutions to some of the world’s most pressing public health challenges… Read more »

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 http://tinyurl.com/powell-hammond. 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 »