Hilton Foundation unites with Water Institute November 07, 2012 Dr. Jamie Bartram The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has granted $1.5 million to The Water Institute at UNC to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the world. The Institute will use the grant in liaison with the nonprofit foundation and its grantees across the globe… Read more »

Dreaming of A Time May 16, 2012 Prevention was the seed fromwhich North Carolina’s public health school grew. In the early 20th century, the ravages of poverty and lack of education in the mostly rural southern state made its people vulnerable to hookworm, smallpox, typhoid, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, and diseases of nutritional deficiency, including rickets…. Read more »

Suzanne Maman in Tanzania May 01, 2013 Small loans change health behaviors in at-risk young men The young men from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, had heard it all.They had been educated about safe sex and taught methods to prevent the dramatic spread of HIV ravaging their community. They were encouraged to reduce the ongoing physical… Read more »

Looking toward the future: John and Fledra Hatch May 17, 2012 John W. Hatch came to UNC in 1970 to work at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Soon, he was enrolled as a doctoral student at UNC’s School of Public Health. He became a professor of health behavior and health education,… Read more »

Preventing risks to women, children and families is at the heart of public health May 16, 2012 UNC’s maternal and child health department has a long history of field work aimed at preventing problems related to pregnancy, prenatal health, infant feeding problems, and maternal safety and health. Maternal and child health chair Dr. Herbert Peterson… Read more »

Community-supported fisheries: an innovative model May 17, 2012   Anna Child shows off fresh clams that will be sold through Core Sound Seafood. Between 1999 and 2006, more than half of commercial fishers in eastern North Carolina stopped working, as they could no longer support themselves and their families. Why? Cheap seafood. About 90 percent… Read more »

Don and Jennifer Holzworth November 07, 2012 Dr. Jamie Bartram, right, chatted with Don and Jennifer Holzworth recently about plans for the Water Institute’s October Water and Health Conference. When Don and Jennifer Holzworth established a distinguished professorship in March, they simultaneously supported two ventures that excited them – the work of UNC Gillings School… Read more »

Winter 2011-12 flip book – Spotlight on our Students 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  

Putting knowledge to work November 07, 2012 Implementation of programs, technologies and other tools UNC public health researchers develop and adapt evidence-based solutions for specific health challenges. Through new techniques, tools, technologies and programs, they bring research findings to bear on such problems as obesity, tobacco use, adverse drug reactions, pollution, health inequities and others…. 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 »