Table of Contents From the dean’s desk: Innovation matters! PDF Bright ideas, right partners, insightful solutions PDF No sugar-coating the crusade against obesity PDF Flu viruses move fast – so do public health officials PDF Going viral PDF Harnessing vast data to understand COPD PDF ‘Team Science’ advances technology PDF UNC and UAE partner to… Read more »

May 08, 2009 Peterson to lead World Health Organization Collaborating Center The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its newest Collaborating Center. “The center will help the United Nations agency use the strongest and most comprehensive available research… Read more »

November 07, 2012 For more information on these topics and other news, please see From the journals 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 Series on Family Planning published July 10 by… Read more »

September 14, 2009 If you dissected a frog in high school biology, you may remember the eye-stinging fumes from the preservative chemical known as formaldehyde. Scientists know that formaldehyde is a human carcinogen. But what’s not well known among the public is that this important chemical is also naturally present in our own bodies —… Read more »

May 08, 2009 Water now flows to the homes of many families in a small village in the Moche Valley in northern Peru, thanks to the help of members of the Daniel A. Okun chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brian Billman, PhD, UNC associate professor… Read more »

From the Dean’s desk – Spring 2009 Public service, engagement and engaged scholarship – Ways of life at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dean Barbara K. Rimer shares her thoughts about our School’s legacy. Spreading the health Students volunteer time, expertise to provide water near and far Students in UNC’s chapter of… Read more »

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 »