November 07, 2012 Your gift to the Annual Fund makes a positive difference in students’ lives This year’s Annual Fund Scholars are:                       For more information about Annual Fund scholarships, visit, or contact Jerry Salak at jerry. or (919) 966-0198. Carolina Public Health… Read more »

November 07, 2012 The gift of leadership – Atkinson chosen as foundation board president Delton Atkinson, MPH, a division director in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, has been elected president of the School’s Public Health Foundation board. A board member since 2007, Atkinson is connected to the School… Read more »

November 07, 2012 Engaging patients and physicians in China’s fight against chronic diseases With an aging population and the adoption of an increasingly western lifestyle, the burden of chronic diseases in China is on the rise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Chinese people over age 65 will more than double between… Read more »

November 07, 2012 A stone from every state – Denise Cline’s memories result in a travel fund for students Denise Cline’s father had a unique idea. “My father’s goal,” she says, “was to gather a rock from every state and use them eventually to build a fountain.” The memory stands out when she is asked… Read more »

May 17, 2012 For the third year in a row, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health had been able to designate a portion of its annual fund for scholarship assistance. This year, each of 16 outstanding scholars — two from each academic unit — recieved $5,000 toward the cost of graduate study at UNC…. Read more »

May 17, 2012 Pictured on the front cover (l-r) are: Jamie Bartram, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering and director of The Water Institute at UNC. Bartram focuses on connections between water (including sanitation and hygiene) and health, including ways to make drinking water safer and to cope with emerging issues such as water… Read more »

December 27, 2011 In spite of serious budget cuts over the last three years, our faculty and staff members remain dynamic, committed and focused upon teaching the next generation of public health leaders and solving some of the great public health challenges — here in North Carolina and around the world. In this issue of… Read more »

November 29, 2010 The prescription for losing excess weight and avoiding heart disease and diabetes sounds simple – eat less in general, eat more fruits and vegetables, and move more. The hard part is helping real people fit those changes into their lives. Researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have found that,… Read more »

November 29, 2010 UNC public health faculty, students and alumni discover ways to trim down the obesity epidemicA 10-year-old girl runs into her house in tears. During her first day of fifth grade at a new school, children made fun of her weight. At recess, nobody chose her for their soccer team, saying she ran… Read more »

November 29, 2010 In the mid-2000s, Lynda Kinnane – and others in the beautiful mountain town of Burnsville, N.C. – had a major concern. “We were seeing a lot of children who were overweight,” Kinnane recalls. But now, thanks to a Fit Community grant administered by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Active Living… Read more »