May 01, 2013 Solutions on the horizon at the Gillings School As part of a public university, the Gillings School of Global Public Health is committed to making real and measurable differences in the lives of North Carolinians, who are our neighbors and generous benefactors. As our name reflects– and as the world requires–we also… Read more »

October 2012 – April 2013 Read more at Dr. Greg Allgood Dr. Greg Characklis Dr. Mike Cohen Dr. Leah Devlin Greg Allgood, PhD, alumnus and director of Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, was one of 17 celebrities and clean water advocates who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to draw attention to… Read more »

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 jazz is the improvisation,… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Discovering what every body is craving Imagine visiting your doctor for a prescription – not for medication, but for a diet perfectly tailored to your body’s needs. You would get a precise menu for feeling and looking your best – foods to ward off chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, to… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Small loans change health behaviors in at-risk young men The young men from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, had heard it all.They had been educated about safe sex and taught methods to prevent the dramatic spread of HIV ravaging their community. They were encouraged to reduce the ongoing physical and sexual violence against… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Gail H. Cassell, PhD, DSc (Hon.), and Ralph H. Cassell, MBA, are very proud of their daughter, Cynthia. The Cassells (l-r), Gail, Ralph and Cynthia In 2007, Cynthia Cassell received a Doctor of Philosophy in maternal and child health, with a minor in epidemiology, from what is now the Gillings School of… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Honoring a beloved daughter through a scholarship gift Melinda, with her mother Eunice     Melinda’s life was grounded in honesty, integrity and love. So recalls Eunice Brock, Melinda’s mother and the person who established in her memory The Melinda Kellner Brock Maternal and Child Health Scholarship at the Gillings School of… Read more »

May 01, 2013 North Carolina’s decision about Medicaid expansion affects everyone Some political decisions affect a small group; others impact us all. On February 5, North Carolina senators passed Senate Bill 4; the equivalent bill in the House–16–was passed February 26. Both mandate that the state will opt out of Medicaid expansion. This is the… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Exploring the dark side of the forestTrees are likely responsible for the misty haze that gave name to the Smoky Mountains– and for much of the smog that hangs over cities. Wait Aren’t trees the world’s best air fresheners, producers of oxygen that make our atmosphere healthier? Yes and no.The fragrance of… Read more »

Awards and recognitions November 07, 2012 Maman, Sen receive McGavran, Larsh awards; Rimer introduces Bloomberg Two prestigious faculty awards were presented during the School’s May 12 commencement. Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate professor of health behavior, received the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished professor of biostatistics,… Read more »