May 27, 2011 The Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professorship of Environmental Sciences and Engineering honors Phil Singer, PhD, and his extraordinary career in research, teaching and service. It also serves as a tribute to the critical contributions Singer has made to the field of drinking-water quality and treatment. An international expert on drinking water quality,… Read more »

May 27, 2011 Warnings from municipalities around the world to “boil water before using” are not uncommon, especially as water distribution systems get older. In some countries, safe water collected from community sources becomes unfit for drinking during transport to homes or becomes contaminated within a building due to inadequate internal plumbing. In March 2011,… Read more »

May 27, 2011 The Kerr L. White and Edward H. Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research The Kerr L. White and Edward H. Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research was established by David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, and his wife, Michela Caruso, MD, to honor Ballard’s mentors, Kerr White and Edward Wagner.Dr. White is an… Read more »

May 27, 2011 Consider this: a charitable gift that provides income to the donor(s) for life, an immediate tax deduction, and support for the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s top priorities. Does it sound too good to be true? It’s exactly what Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH, and Tom Wong, PhD, MPH, achieved with their… Read more »

May 27, 2011 SCHOOL First in our hearts, second in the nation In its 2012 “best graduate schools” issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Gillings School of Global Public Health the top public school of public health and second in the nation among all schools of public health. In additional rankings, the School’s… Read more »

May 27, 2011 Marc Serre, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC-BME (Bayesian Maximum Entropy) lab, was captivated by the Black Death pandemic that killed half of the people in Europe during the Middle Ages. To learn from history, he applied… Read more »

May 27, 2011 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers aren’t just holding their breath when it comes to protecting our atmosphere. Jason West, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering (ESE), studies how methane, nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide and black carbon – particulates formed through the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels… Read more »

May 27, 2011               Jamie Bartram, PhD, knows it’s important to understand the impacts of droughts, floods and increasingly variable precipitation patterns. But the director of The Water Institute at UNC knows that’s not enough. “We also need to understand how to adapt and cope with such change,” he… Read more »

May 27, 2011 Mapping food deserts and tobacco hotspots School researchers use a geographic information system to map neighborhoods in three counties that lack availability of fresh food and places to exercise, as well as those that have clusters of tobacco retailers. The information can help cities and towns make policies that promote health. “Zoning… Read more »

May 27, 2011 This has been a very successful year for members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty, despite a weak economy that has resulted in shrinking pools of grant money and greater competition for the funds that are available. Our faculty received more than $142 million in research awards in… Read more »