Heart Healthy Lenoir, a community-based research effort based at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), was established in Lenoir County, N.C., in 2010 to develop and test better ways to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a vulnerable North Carolina community. Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School and HPDP director, leads the project in collaboration… Read more »

Growing up on a small farm in Jacksonville, Fla., as the great-granddaughter of a Chinese immigrant tenant farmer, Eng experienced cultural clashes as well as the power of community. “I saw how communities can come together,” says Eng, professor of health behavior at the Gillings School. “That’s a large part of why I gravitate toward looking at culture and… Read more »

For 14 years, the Gillings School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) has bridged the gap between academics and practice in North Carolina and beyond. The NCIPH is a provider of information and training, a connector and go-to place for brokering needs and the people who can fulfill them. Its ultimate mission is to improve the health of North… Read more »

Even in a country as developed as the U.S., the purity of drinking water is vulnerable to climate changes, major storm systems and the consequences of human behavior. Now, a new trend has fueled national and local discussions about the best ways to protect this vital resource – the introduction of industrial, agricultural and pharmaceutical chemicals into our water… Read more »

When Carmen Samuel-Hodge left her home in the Virgin Islands in 1985, diabetes had just begun to be a public health problem. As a dietitian, she was seeing many clinic patients who had presented with a diabetes diagnosis. Wanting to learn more about the problem and how to address it, she pursued a nutrition doctorate at UNC. Upon arriving in North Carolina, Samuel-Hodge discovered that diabetes was… Read more »

Dr. Jonathan Kotch has made life better for tens of thousands of children in North Carolina. His research and advocacy have changed policies about family health, and he has helped set national standards. Kotch’s accessibility contributes to his success, says June Locklear, who until her retirement, headed the regulatory section of the N.C. Division of Child Development. “He can speak… Read more »

Here at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, we don’t just say “Local is global”—we live it every day. We’ve been proudly and enthusiastically providing innovative public health education, research, solutions and service for nearly 75 years to North Carolina’s residents – from the coast to the mountains and everywhere in between. There aren’t enough pages in this issue of Carolina Public… Read more »

Committed to North Carolina In 2015, we mark the 75th anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In this issue, we focus on some of the many faculty and staff members and students at the School whose work benefits North Carolina. We are committed today, as were those who came before us,… Read more »

Table of Contents From the dean’s desk PDF A glimpse into our work across North Carolina PDF Jonathan Kotch PDF Carmen Samuel-Hodge PDF Howard Weinberg PDF N.C. Institute for Public Health PDF Geni Eng PDF Heart Healthy Lenoir PDF Bill Gentry PDF Alumna Perspective PDF School News PDF Awards and Recognitions PDF Student Internships PDF… Read more »

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