May 08, 2009 A familiar path for many volunteers For nearly half a century, The Peace Corps has had a synergistic relationship with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC consistently has been among the top 10 universities whose alumni join the Peace Corps. In 2008, UNC had the seventh highest number, with… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Spotlight on our students: Why public health? PDF Urooj Amjad, PhD PDF Kang Chang PDF Kapuaola Gellert PDF Gift L.F. Kamanga, MSc PDF Caitlin Kleiboer PDF Layla Lavasani PDF Meghan Lewis PDF Jon Hibbard PDF Camille McGirt PDF School news PDF Awards and recognitions PDF Annual research… Read more »

Spring 2013 flip book – Research in Progress Click anywhere on the image to view the magazine full screen, or flip through the pages here. In full screen view, click a second time to zoom in. Read now Open publication – Free publishing Last updated June 07, 2013  

Preventing chronic, obesity-related diseases May 16, 2012   Eating right for better health is a good idea based on good science.   We have good evidence that eating fruits and vegetables, watching weight and treating diabetes are critical to good health. Those data are changing policies and practices worldwide.   Alice Ammerman: Motivating children and… Read more »

May 08, 2009 You find them within our school and in communities throughout North Carolina and around the world. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health students not only conduct research but actively engage in public service, generously offering their time and expertise to projects that actively improve people’s quality of life and well-being.We couldn’t… Read more »

September 14, 2009 More than 35 years ago, when I started in this field, cancer was universally feared. We have come a long way — today, some cancers can be prevented, others can be found early, and some can be cured. Still, we have far to go. While cancer is no longer a universal death… Read more »

School news May 01, 2013 October 2012 – April 2013 Read more at Selected publications Dr. J. Anderson Dr. Ralph Baric Dr. Peggy Bentley Dr. Jianwen Cai Dr. Susan Ennett John J.B. Anderson, PhD, nutrition professor emeritus, led a study assessing benefits of calcium on bone mineral density and determined that older adults would… Read more »

May 27, 2011 We chose the name to show how support for the School’s people and programs makes a “World of Difference” in many ways — scholarships that allow promising students to complete professional degrees, professorships that undergird valuable research and teaching by our faculty members, and operational funds that allow us to undertake special… Read more »

Spring 2012 flip book – The Power of Prevention Click anywhere on the image to view the magazine full screen, or flip through the pages here. In full screen view, click a second time to zoom in. Back to other viewing options Last updated June 07, 2013  

September 14, 2009 Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide: it accounted for 7.9 million deaths (around 13 percent of all deaths) in 2007. Lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer cause the most cancer deaths each year globally. The most frequent types of cancer differ between men and women. About 30 percent of… Read more »