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 »

October 1, 2014 If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.  —Henry Ford Since its founding, UNC’s school of public health has encouraged innovators who developed new ways of collecting and analyzing information and solving problems. At the heart of that effort has been a synergistic collaboration of… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Since establishing  the first department of public health education in the U.S. to serve all people in a southern state during the Jim Crow era UNC’s public health school continues leading research, service and teaching to address health disparities. A hallmark of that work has been an unrelenting focus on working with… Read more »

October 1, 2014 “Today, UNC plays the strongest role in maternal and child health in the nation.”   — Dr. Pierre Buekens In 1936, the sixth year of the Great Depression, adults still faced a 17 percent unemployment rate. Millions lived in grinding poverty, and the southeast endured the dubious distinction of having the nation’s highest… Read more »

October 1, 2014 Preventive medicine dreams of a time when there shall be enough for all, and everyone shall bear his share of labor in accordance with his ability, and everyone shall possess sufficient for the needs of his body and the demands of health. These things shall all have as a matter of justice… Read more »

October 1, 2014 There were periods during the summer when clean, drinkable water was not available to meet the demands of the villagers. More and more people needed water to drink, bathe in, wash clothes—but their demand for water was greater than the nearby lake could provide. You may think this story begins in a… Read more »

October 1, 2014 It began with an ambitious thought— North Carolina would benefit from a provider network to deliver quality health care to the state’s most far-flung locations. More importantly, the programs of care would be shaped to each community’s particular needs. The establishment of the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program was the beginning… Read more »

October 1, 2014 From the School’s earliest days, its faculty members traveled across North Carolina and around the world—solving problems, teaching, extending the School’s reach. Students followed. During World War II, fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and other sources increased the influx of foreign students, and veterans from North Carolina—young men and women who had… Read more »

October 1, 2014 There is only one reason to have a public university, and that is to serve the people of the state. That should be the touchstone of everything we do—whether it is in the interest of North Carolina and our citizens. —Michael Hooker, PhD, Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill (1995–1999) Greetings: In 75 years, we… Read more »

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