November 07, 2012 The Swartz Scholarship – meeting an immediate need John and Dorothy Swartz love to travel. When they established the Swartz Scholarship at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, their inspiration was drawn from the many faces of public health they encountered in their trips around the world. Their scholarship provides full… Read more »

Fall 2008 flip book – Accelerate 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

The birth of BioDeptronix May 01, 2013 Scientific improvisation puts researchers in good company Will Vizuete is a huge fan of jazz. In 2009 and 2010, he was disc jockey for a weekly jazz program on WXYC, the UNC campus station, and he’s still a volunteer DJ on occasion. Part of what he loves about… Read more »

The Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professorship in Environmental Sciences and Engineering May 01, 2013 Continues to grow! Dr. Phillip C. Singer In June 2011, Dr. Philip Singer, Daniel A. Okun Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering at Gillings School of Global Public Health, retired after 38 years at UNC. We salute the following alumni, family and… Read more »

Steve Zeisel’s Gates Foundation Grant May 01, 2013 Enables pregnant women in The Gambia to deliver healthier babies A mother and child in The Gambia Would giving choline supplements to pregnant women in The Gambia improve fetal brain development and future cognitive functioning? Dr. Steve Zeisel Dr. Steve Zeisel’s proposal to discover the potential has… Read more »

May 16, 2012 The epicenter of public health is prevention–vaccinations to avoid diseases, hand washing to stop germs from spreading, nutritional guidelines to keep bodies strong. Today, the definition of public health must be even broader and deeper as people become more aware of the benefits of staying healthy, says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor of… Read more »

Embracing Technology to Teach Millennials May 01, 2013 Most students in Dr. John Paul’s large lecture class have smartphones, and they all have laptops. To boost student engagement, Paul puts the ubiquity of the devices to good advantage. He intersperses lectures with brief polls, and his students respond with text messages that lead to lively… Read more »

From the dean’s desk May 01, 2013 Dr. Barbara Rimer Research connects past and future In this spring issue, we focus on research-in-progress, as befits the season. We highlight people who are developing new solutions to public health problems and acknowledge that their successes are built upon a foundation of scholarship and research that connects… Read more »

May 16, 2012 For more than 70 years, UNC environmental scientists and engineers have helped implement programs and policies that improve people’s lives by preventing illness and disease. They now face new and greater challenges resulting from overpopulation, limited access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities, an excess of human-made toxins and the rapid… Read more »

Research highlights November 07, 2012   Implementation-ready studies that may shape policy and treatment   Innovative research at the School offers riskreduction strategies, defines vulnerable populations and informs optimal treatments. Implementing findings such as these – and making them work for individuals and communities – will help make the public healthier faster.   Dramatic rise… Read more »