Table of Contents   From the Dean’s desk PDF HTML   Public Health Leaders: Setting the goals, setting the pace, setting the example PDF HTML   Leading the way PDF HTML   Relying on herself, looking out for the children (Sarah Morrow) PDF HTML   The day that changed North Carolina public health (Leah Devlin)… 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… Read more »

We’re glad we can say ‘thanks!’ May 17, 2012 The School will always claim the Merrills as Tar Heels, even though they live in Virginia. Pictured (l-r) are Hamilton, Teri, Mark and Madeline (UNC class of 2013). Mark Merrill, MSPH, has been an active alumnus of the School for more than 25 years, serving several… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF HTML Shattering the “status quo” PDF HTML Unraveling disparities PDF HTML Exploring the causes of health disparities PDF HTML Working with communities to overcome health disparities PDF HTML   Making colon cancer a community concern PDF HTML Why?: UNC researchers look for the reasons behind colon cancer… Read more »

Eunice Brock May 01, 2013 Honoring a beloved daughter through a scholarship gift Melinda, with her mother Eunice     Melinda’s life was grounded in honesty, integrity and love. So recalls Eunice Brock, Melinda’s mother and the person who established in her memory The Melinda Kellner Brock Maternal and Child Health Scholarship at the Gillings… Read more »

Nab Dasgupta May 01, 2013 Saving lives while giving back to North Carolina   Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined. The great majority [perhaps 70 percent or more] are unintentional deaths. States, health insurers, health care providers and individuals have critical roles to… 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… 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 areas…. Read more »

Influencing policy November 07, 2012 Changing the way things are done California Tribal Epidemiology Center staff members collect surveys that will yield information about American Indians’ asthma incidence. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members and alumni lead state, national and international programs, making an impact upon health outcomes including disease reduction, food… Read more »

Making a world of difference May 01, 2013 Annual donor dinner celebrates campus water themeThere was no questio Dr. Jamie Bartram, Don Holzworth, Dean Barbara Rimer and Jennifer Holzworth (l-r) celebrate the Holzworths’ gift and Dr. Bartram’s distinguished professorship. n about the choice of décor at the annual World of Difference dinner last fall. After… Read more »