Preventing illness, preserving health May 16, 2012     Dr. Jennifer Smith, Dr. Peggy Bentley (holding Anneliese Bell) and former N.C. state health director and Gillings Visiting Professor Dr. Leah Devlin conduct prevention activities locally, across the state and around the world. The epicenter of public health is prevention–vaccinations to avoid diseases, hand washing to… Read more »

Preventing environmental risk and redefining policy May 16, 2012   For more than 70 years, UNC environmental scientists and engineers have helped implement programs and policies that improve people’s lives by preventing illness and disease. They now face new and greater challenges resulting from overpopulation, limited access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities, an… Read more »

Class of 2012 Scholarship May 17, 2012   Clayton Velicer shows off the 2012 Annual Fund Scholarship T-shirt. Our alumni can lay claim to every superlative adjective–Motivated! Dedicated! Generous! Involved!   Current Alumni Association president Joseph John, MHA, and incoming president Priscilla Guild, MSPH, have committed more than $21,000 for the School’s Alumni Association Scholarship…. Read more »

Preventing the spread of infectious diseases May 16, 2012 Dr. Mike Cohen (right) greets UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé outside the World Bank in New York City. Identifying proper treatments for eradicating infectious diseases is often “the easy part.” The hurdle is to deliver effective prevention protocols to affected populations. UNC public health researchers are… Read more »

UNC’s Nutrition Research Institute May 01, 2013 Discovering what every body is craving Imagine visiting your doctor for a prescription – not for medication, but for a diet perfectly tailored to your body’s needs. You would get a precise menu for feeling and looking your best – foods to ward off chronic diseases such as… Read more »

Jill and Mike Kafrissen’s legacy gift November 07, 2012   ‘A vote of confidence in the future’   Jill and Mike Kafrissen Leadership, vision and community responsibility are among Dr. Mike Kafrissen’s strongest attributes – and the traits he says he most admires in others. Through the years, he has collaborated with many people who… Read more »

Conger bequest helps educate new public health leaders May 17, 2012 In 1962, Conger received a medal for service from the mayor of Canar, Ecuador. When Harold Conger finished his engineering degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was eager to see the world. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development, he traveled to Guatemala… Read more »

Healthy from Head to Heels — E-book version What is an e-book? An e-book (also called an electronic book or digital book) is a publication that can be read on electronic devices such as e-readers, iPads, smart phones and computers. E-books are most commonly downloaded to portable devices so that the user can read the… Read more »

Research in progress May 01, 2013 Solutions on the horizon at the Gillings School As part of a public university, the Gillings School of Global Public Health is committed to making real and measurable differences in the lives of North Carolinians, who are our neighbors and generous benefactors. As our name reflects– and as the… Read more »

Pfizer supports Innovation Lecture May 17, 2012   Dr. Joe DeSimone (left) greets Pfizer representative Carmine Novembre. Pfizer knows about innovation. The pharmaceutical company has a leading portfolio of more than 30 products and medicines that support wellness and prevention, as well as treatments for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and a broad range of other therapeutic… Read more »