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 »

September 14, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Annual Fund traditionally has been one of the most popular ways to support the School and its public health initiatives. I n 2009, for the first time, a portion of the fund was designated specifically for scholarship assistance to outstanding student applicants. This fall,… Read more »

September 14, 2009 GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical research companies and an established leader in oncology products, has long been a generous supporter of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. We have a shared goal — to help people throughout the world live longer, healthier lives. The School is grateful for… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Each spring, schools of public health compete vigorously to attract the best, most diverse student body. Carolina does well — most of the School’s top candidates accepted our offers.”There were, of course, students we wanted who chose to go elsewhere,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer. Many students need financial support, but what… Read more »

September 14, 2009 The 15th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health was broadcast live online on June 9, 2009. The event, “Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities,” featured Howard Lee, MSW, executive director of the N.C. Education Cabinet, past chair of the N.C. Board of Education… Read more »