From the Dean’s desk Spring 2008

April 28, 2008 Dean Barbara K. Rimer Warren Bennis, internationally renowned leadership scholar, said that leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality. That’s a tall order and even more challenging than it sounds. First, there has to be a vision, and then one has to transform reality. The first time I met Dennis… Read more »

Leading the way

  April 28, 2008 School programs focus on creating leadership opportunities for working public health professionals While every academic program at our School embraces leadership development as a principal foundation, several special programs provide specific opportunities for leadership growth. Some offer distance education opportunities for working public health professionals. Others prepare mid-career professionals for senior-level… Read more »

Building partnerships to stop disease

  April 28, 2008 Dr. Victor Cáceres and family Dr. Victor Cáceres is a lot of things: board-certified clinician, researcher, and a field epidemiologist who has investigated disease outbreaks. His friend and colleague Dr. Augusto Lopez says “Victor’s participation always opens doors instead of closing them.” A captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S…. Read more »

Relying on herself, looking out for the children

April 28, 2008 Sarah Morrow When Sarah Morrow (then Sarah Taylor) was five years old, she went with her physician father to see a premature baby he had delivered. When the mother came out holding the tiny infant in one hand, the little girl thought, “That’s what I want to do, take care of babies.”… Read more »

Public health leaders

April 28, 2008 Setting the goals, setting the pace, setting the example A fundamental strategy by which Carolina’s School of Public Health creates sustainable, positive changes in public health is by educating the next generation of public health leaders. When it was suggested that we devote an issue of Carolina Public Health magazine to “leadership,”… Read more »

Graduate certificate in public health entrepreneurship now available

April 28, 2008 David Murdock UNC School of Public Health faculty are collaborating with the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School to offer a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship. The new certificate program, which launched this spring, offers graduate students, post-docs and fulltime faculty and staff an opportunity to explore how entrepreneurship is changing… Read more »

For World Bank’s Briscoe, study of water is vital, moving

October 05, 2007 Dr. John Briscoe “There is going to be no more water,” says Dr. John Briscoe, stating the inevitable. “We have to be better at managing what we have.” Briscoe, World Bank country director for Brazil and one of the world’s leading water experts, has spent his career helping people around the globe… Read more »

UNC faculty train North Carolina wastewater treatment plant operators

October 05, 2007 Dr. Donald Francisco More than 7,200 North Carolina wastewater treatment plant operators owe their training to Dr. Donald Francisco, clinical professor emeritus of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC School of Public Health. Francisco coordinated the North Carolina Annual School for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators for 32 years (1971 to 2003)…. Read more »

Water tips

  October 05, 2007 Join a community group to help restore a stream or clean a beach. For more information, visit: www.nrcs. restoration. Use pest management methods in your garden that minimize the use of chemical pesticides–a source of water pollution. If you must use pesticides, do so sparingly in targeted areas, and only… Read more »