GlaxoSmithKline and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health: A Shared Goal

  September 14, 2009 GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical research companies and an established leader in oncology products, has long been a generous supporter of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. We have a shared goal — to help people throughout the world live longer, healthier lives. The School is grateful… Read more »

School to focus on building scholarship pool

September 14, 2009 Each spring, schools of public health compete vigorously to attract the best, most diverse student body. Carolina does well — most of the School’s top candidates accepted our offers. “There were, of course, students we wanted who chose to go elsewhere,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer. Many students need financial support, but… Read more »

Minority health videoconference focused on educational inequities and health disparities

September 14, 2009 Howard Lee The 15th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health was broadcast live online on June 9, 2009. The event, “Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities,” featured Howard Lee, MSW, executive director of the N.C. Education Cabinet, past chair of the N.C. Board… Read more »

It comes down to good people

  September 14, 2009 Michael and Barbara Arrighi Michael Arrighi has been an epidemiologist for nearly 30 years, from Los Angeles to Saudi Arabia to Research Triangle Park, N.C. He’s now living in California, working as senior director of epidemiology for Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and loves the career he’s chosen. “Michael is passionate about epidemiology,”… Read more »

Practicing what we teach with pandemic influenza

September 14, 2009 WakeMed chief executive officer Bill Atkinson (right) and emergency responders demonstrate the medical center’s preparedness van to Bill Gentry (in blue shirt), health policy and management faculty member and director of the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Preparedness is a critical area… Read more »

Helping a smoker quit: do’s and don’ts

September 14, 2009 Most smokers struggle to give up cigarettes. You, as a family member or friend, can help out by following these tips from the American Cancer Society: Do respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours. Do help the quitter get what she or… Read more »

“Hero for the Planet” to keynote School’s Foard Lecture in April 2009

  September 26, 2008 William McDonough William McDonough, an internationally renowned “green” architect and planner, will keynote the School’s 2009 Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on the evening of April 1, 2009. The lecture and accompanying reception will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C…. Read more »

Water filter project wins Kenan-Flagler Carolina Challenge

September 26, 2008 “Carolina liquid assets,” part of Carolina Global Water Partnership, run by a team of students from both the public health and business schools, took first prize in the 2008 Carolina Challenge entrepreneurial business-plan competition sponsored by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Carolina Liquid Assets team members gather to celebrate their Carolina Challenge… Read more »

Awards & Recognitions

September 26, 2008 May 2008 – September 2008 For more information on these and many other faculty, student, alumni and staff awards, honors and recognitions, visit www.sph.unc.edu/school/recognitions. Faculty   Dr. Myron S. Cohen Dr. Myron S. Cohen , associate vice chancellor for global health and director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases… Read more »

From the Dean’s desk Fall 2008

  September 26, 2008 Dean Barbara K. Rimer I wrote this flying over the Cascade Mountains, going home from the annual Association of Schools of Public Health Deans’ Retreat in Vancouver, B.C. The mountains are grand, majestic, awe-inspiring in scope and size — a natural metaphor for the challenges facing public health. Our 40 (and… Read more »