November 29, 2010 * Our article uses the title of a popular treatise by Dr. Barry Popkin, The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That Are Fattening the Human Race (New York, Penguin Books, 2008). For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/theworldisfat. Across North Carolina and around the world, researchers from UNC Gillings School… Read more »

November 29, 2010 Does perceived racism contribute to higher rates of obesity among African-Americans? The question is complicated. “Right now, the literature is not at all consistent on the question of whether exposure to racism increases obesity risk,” says Anissa I. Vines, PhD, epidemiology research assistant professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health…. Read more »

November 29, 2010 What would happen if children in child care were served green beans instead of french fries – or took a nature walk instead of sitting in a circle inside? Then perhaps 26 percent of them wouldn’t be overweight, as they are now, reasons UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health nutrition professor… Read more »

Social media sites provide an easy, and now mainstream, means to share information about research, practice and education opportunities–and a great way to network with colleagues, classmates and others. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers a variety of ways for students, alumni and friends to stay connected with the School and each other… Read more »

April 23, 2010 To him who devotes his life to science, nothing can give more happiness than increasing the number of discoveries, but his cup of joy is full when the results of his studies immediately find practical applications. – Louis Pasteur UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp wants Carolina to be an innovation hub. As leader… Read more »

April 23, 2010 More than 275 students, alumni and others attended the School’s 2010 Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 4, 2010. Thirty-three companies and agencies sent representatives to meet some of the best trained public health students in the world. This year, Abt Associates was a “Gold Sponsor” of the event. Abt associates apply… Read more »

April 23, 2010 Jack Allison, a 1966 UNC alumnus, has composed “Dedication Song” to honor the UNC public health school’s new name as of September 2008–UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The song celebrates new possibilities for growth at the School, thanks to Dennis and Joan Gillings’ generous donation. Allison began writing songs while… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Karthik Sundaram is a Renaissance man. He plays violin and piano and has performed in Vienna with the Duke Chapel Choir (www.chapel.duke.edu/ choir). He is an athlete — partial to swimming, tennis and crew — and a philanthropist, most recently spearheading a campaign with his sister to purchase books for orphaned children… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Underwater — an ominous word when applied to towns — or endowments. This winter, in the midst of student admissions, the School found itself with several scholarships and one professorship “underwater.” This is a situation in which market declines cause the value of an endowment to dip below its contributed value. When… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Derek and Louise Winstanly have lived in the United States for only four years, but already they have made a powerful mark as supporters of public health initiatives in North Carolina. Among other activities, Louise is a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institutional Review Board (IRB )… Read more »