April 23, 2010 Vaccines for diseases such as polio and smallpox, fluoridation of drinking water, prenatal care and use of vitamin A to prevent blindness all are public health innovations. So are seat belt laws, clean drinking water, modern sanitation requirements and campaigns against abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In this century, public health… Read more »

November 29, 2010 The relationship between The Coca-Cola Company and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health stretches back more than fifteen years. Beginning in 1994, ten years of support from the company enabled James Swenberg, DVM , PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering, to greatly advance his work on DNA damage… Read more »

November 29, 2010 In 2009, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for the first time earmarked money from its Annual Fund to provide scholarship assistance to eight of its most outstanding students. This year, thanks to generous donors and friends, the number of scholarship recipients doubled to 16 students, two from each department. Each… Read more »

November 29, 2010 ChildFund International, a 72-year-old charity based in Virginia, has forged a partnership with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to improve the lives and health of vulnerable, excluded and deprived children from birth to age two. The Commissioned Innovation Lab will develop and test an evidence-based program in two countries, which… Read more »

November 29, 2010 Alumna Mabel Smith Johansson passed away on Nov. 13, 2009. She is missed by all who knew her gentle spirit. Johansson, who received her Master of Public Health in public health nursing here in 1961, made annual gifts to the School and established a charitable gift annuity toward a scholarship she created…. Read more »

November 29, 2010 Nearly 40 years ago, William T. Small Jr., MSPH , was a recent alumnus of the UNC master’s program in environmental sciences and engineering. He was working for the North Carolina State Board of Health when an exciting career opportunity arose. Black students in the UNC public health school were expressing concerns… Read more »

November 29, 2010 The Mathile Institute – UNC Global Nutrition Scholars Program currently supports Yanire Estrada, a UNC-trained master’s student from Puerto Rico, in her doctoral work at UNC.Estrada’s scholarship is an outgrowth of research conducted in Intibucá, Honduras, by Peggy Bentley, PhD, nutrition professor and associate dean for global health at UNC Gillings School… Read more »

November 29, 2010 Mike Kafrissen and Bert Peterson have been friends and colleagues for more than a quarter-century. As obstetrics and gynecology physicians, members of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, they have worked in concert to improve the… Read more »

November 29, 2010 As young people grow up and settle into their adult lives, many are at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases if they become overweight or obese. Researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health want to know how adults can manage their weight and stay healthy…. Read more »

November 29, 2010 Can we blame extra pounds on our genes? Several researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are identifying which genes may have an impact on body weight and investigating precisely how that impact occurs. Kari North, PhD, epidemiology associate professor, studies risk factors for cardiovascular disease – and obesity is… Read more »