May 17, 2012 When Harold Conger finished his engineering degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was eager to see the world. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development, he traveled to Guatemala City, where he helped build Roosevelt Hospital, the country’s largest public medical facility. Perhaps it was there he began to think about… Read more »

Healthy from Head to Heels — E-book version What is an e-book? An e-book (also called an electronic book or digital book) is a publication that can be read on electronic devices such as e-readers, iPads, smart phones and computers. E-books are most commonly downloaded to portable devices so that the user can read the… Read more »

Research in progress 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… Read more »

Spring 2011 flip book – Racing Ahead 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. Back to other viewing options Last updated June 07, 2013  

November 07, 2012 Implementation-ready studies that may shape policy and treatment Innovative research at the School offers riskreduction strategies, defines vulnerable populations and informs optimal treatments. Implementing findings such as these – and making them work for individuals and communities – will help make the public healthier faster. Dramatic rise in diabetes among American teens… Read more »

Carolina Public Health Online Survey Your opinion matters Because of state budget cuts, our spring 2009 Carolina Public Health magazine is almost entirely online. The Web version allows new features, including LinkedIn discussions, YouTube videos and Flickr photo albums. These may appeal to some people while others may find that the online version does not… Read more »

Weblinks Carolina Public Health, Fall 2008 From the Dean’s Desk (page 3) Gillings Innovation Labs and their leaders Challenges and Opportunities (page 5) WHO Report – Safer water, Better health Challenges and Opportunities (page 8) CDC Report – Health, United States, 2007 A Place for Rigor (page 17) The Greenberg report Controlling quality, managing data,… Read more »

May 16, 2012 Every child on the playground thinks she’s invincible. Watch one swinging skyward; another, rock climbing. In our adult lives, despite accidents, injuries and violence, we all too often live as if we were invincible, too. But through all stages of life, we need protective policies and practices to reduce chances of harm…. Read more »

Hilton Foundation unites with Water Institute November 07, 2012   Dr. Jamie Bartram The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has granted $1.5 million to The Water Institute at UNC to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the world. The Institute will use the grant in liaison with the nonprofit foundation and its grantees across the… Read more »

November 07, 2012 The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funding supports CGBI to translate action-oriented research and program theory into practice and develop an environment in which more women can decide to breastfeed and achieve their breastfeeding goals. The Institute, based in the… Read more »