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 stop germs… Read more »

Embracing Technology to Teach Millennials May 01, 2013 Most students in Dr. John Paul’s large lecture class have smartphones, and they all have laptops. To boost student engagement, Paul puts the ubiquity of the devices to good advantage. He intersperses lectures with brief polls, and his students respond with text messages that lead to lively… Read more »

From the dean’s desk May 01, 2013 Dr. Barbara Rimer Research connects past and future In this spring issue, we focus on research-in-progress, as befits the season. We highlight people who are developing new solutions to public health problems and acknowledge that their successes are built upon a foundation of scholarship and research that connects… 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 excess… Read more »

Research highlights November 07, 2012   Implementation-ready studies that may shape policy and treatment   Innovative research at the School offers riskreduction strategies, defines vulnerable populations and informs optimal treatments. Implementing findings such as these – and making them work for individuals and communities – will help make the public healthier faster.   Dramatic rise… Read more »

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 »

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 »