A level of respect and responsibility I couldn’t have found elsewhere May 08, 2009 Chinyere Alu Master’s student, maternal and child health, with global health certificate, 2008-present Peace Corps volunteer, Malawi, 2005-2007 Nigerian-born Chinyere Alu came to the U.S. with her family at age 11. As a high school student, she loved running, and she… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Warning signs: Repeated injuries, or injuries in various stages of healing Inappropriate behavior Neglected appearance or hygiene Parents that are extremely strict or super-critical of the child General risk factors: History of drug or alcohol abuse within the family Severe stress — economic, lifestyle, or as a result of disasters Lack of… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Annual donor dinner celebrates campus water theme There was no question about the choice of décor at the annual World of Difference dinner last fall. After all, the event, held Nov. 29, 2012, to celebrate donors who give $1,000 or more annually to the School or its academic units, was held during… Read more »

May 01, 2013 October 2012 – April 2013 Read more at www.sph.unc.edu/news. 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 be better… Read more »

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 made him and the UNC… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Creating a legacy for Jamie   The virtues appended to various gifts in her memory offer clues about who she was – a Jamie Kimble Character Scholarship for young women who otherwise might not be able to afford college; a Jamie Kimble Spirit Award; and her parents’ most recent gift, and likely… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Saving lives while giving back to North Carolina   Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined. The great majority [perhaps 70 percent or more] are unintentional deaths. States, health insurers, health care providers and individuals have critical roles to play in… Read more »

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 discussions. Dr. Suzanne Hobbs brings… Read more »

May 01, 2013 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 the past to the future. Excellence, quality,… Read more »

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 friends who have established the Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professorship in… Read more »