Spring 2010 flip book – Thinking Big Click anywhere on the image to view the magazine full screen, or flip through the pages here. In full screen view, click a second time to zoom in. Back to other viewing options Last updated June 07, 2013

W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards funding to CGBI November 07, 2012   Dr. Miriam Labbok (right) discusses CGBI’s work with alumna Korede Adegoke, MPH. The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funding supports CGBI to translate action-oriented research and program theory into practice and develop… Read more »

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 »

Atkinson chosen as foundation board president November 07, 2012 The gift of leadership – Atkinson chosen as foundation board president Delton Atkinson chats with friends at 2011 Minority Health Conference. Delton Atkinson, MPH, a division director in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, has been elected president of the… Read more »

Awards and recognitions May 17, 2012 FACULTY Dr. Leah Devlin Devlin to lead nonprofit board Dr. Leah Devlin, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management, was elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors. The organization, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy group, aims to ensure… Read more »