December 27, 2011 Share Master’s student Public Health Leadership Program Meghan Lewis says one of the highlights of her time at UNC was a summer 2011 practicum as a Public Health Leader in Practice with Cabarrus Health Alliance, in Kannapolis, N.C. Lewis worked with Barbara Sheppard, the program director of the Healthy Cabarrus Initiative, a… Read more »

September 14, 2009 At UNC, an unprecedented effort to make strides against cancer and the suffering it causes is fueled by collaboration across the population, basic and clinical sciences. UNC Lineberger’s 285 members hail from more than 25 departments across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including the Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

November 29, 2010 Visit our longer list of recognitions  FACULTY Sobsey invited to NASA’s first LAUNCH event Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering, was one of 10 innovators chosen to participate in NASA’s inaugural LAUNCH event, held March 16-18, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Sobsey presented his proposal… Read more »

November 05, 2012 The urgency of now In this issue of Carolina Public Health, we focus on the urgency of now, the implementation imperative. Without good implementation, our discoveries are just trees falling in the woods, making no sound and having little impact. It’s not enough to discover. We also must implement…well. It takes far… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Tinkering his way to an innovative academic career As with many budding researchers, Glenn Walters found his calling in the field. In his case, however, “the field” was not a clinical site, a remote corner of the globe or a neighborhood ruined by industrialization. For Walters, inspiration came from a junkyard. “The… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Gillings Gift gives means to anticipate, accelerate public health solutions PDF From the Neuse to the Nile PDF H.G. Baity: A pioneering environmentalist PDF Carolina Water — How we make a difference PDF Quick — What’s polluting the water? PDF Storm water run-off — A significant pollution… Read more »

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 »