September 14, 2009 North Carolinians can help make scientific history and advance cancer research by enrolling in the groundbreaking new UNC Health Registry funded by the University Cancer Research Fund. In doing so, they’ll be part of a whole new research effort aimed at determining how best to treat and support those with cancer. There… Read more »

March 24, 2006 Nation’s first distance education DrPH keeps leaders at work while earning doctorate A year ago, Joe Ichter faced a perplexing problem. The assistant director for the Center for Community Partnerships in Albuquerque, New Mexico was doing important work with one of the largest indigent populations in the U.S. In addition, he was… Read more »

March 24, 2006 In a world where nations and economies are increasingly connected — whether through economic globalization, ongoing demographic changes, or environmental accidents or catastrophes — ill or good health in any population affects everyone. It’s with this perspective that the Carolina School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health promotes and supports the… Read more »

March 24, 2006 UNC committed to improving public health in Vietnam, world The spread of HIV/AIDS, the emergence of bird flu, the threat of pandemic — these are just a few of the public health crises facing Vietnam and its neighbors. Nhiem Viet Luong of Vietnam’s Thai Binh City has a plan to help his… Read more »

March 24, 2006 UNC researchers work to improve malaria diagnosis and treatment; provide educational opportunities for Malawian epidemiology students Malawian native Linda Kalilani said she had malaria so many times as a child that she lost count. The 28- year-old doctoral student in epidemiology at UNC’s School of Public Health considers herself lucky. Many in… Read more »

Seven Decades, Seven Deans “I am grateful to each of the deans who preceded me. Their unique strengths, vision and leadership have guided the School ever onward and upward, keeping it at the forefront of research, education and service in the field, and in a way that has exemplified the meaning of the public university…. Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s Desk PDF Tar Heels Around the World PDF Earth. Air. Water. Gillings. PDF Preventing Disease, Improving Lives PDF A Legacy of Caring for Women and Children PDF Eliminating Health Disparities: Ensuring Equal Access For All PDF The Gillings School — A Leader in Rural Health-Care Innovation and Service PDF… Read more »

When John Wiesman, DrPH, was searching for a doctoral program in leadership as a mid-career public health professional, he wanted one that allowed him to continue working full-time while studying full-time in a practice-based program—and to integrate that learning into his work along the way. He said he got all that—and more—from his experience at… Read more »

Shults Funds Injury Prevention Scholarship What really impresses us about the Gillings School is not only its strong history as one of the top academic schools of public health, but also its zeal for and leadership in public health practice.—Dr. Ruth Shults When Ruth Shults, PhD, and her husband Charlie Bradley decided to endow a… Read more »

Paula Brown Stafford In gratitude for a wonderful career Fortunate is the graduate who can reflect on her college years and name a professor whose influence has shaped her life and career. For Paula Brown Stafford, one of those professors was Craig Turnbull, PhD. Turnbull established the UNC biostatistics department’s Bachelor of Science in Public… Read more »