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 »

Conger bequest helps educate new public health leaders May 17, 2012 In 1962, Conger received a medal for service from the mayor of Canar, Ecuador. When Harold Conger finished his engineering degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was eager to see the world. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development, he traveled to Guatemala… Read more »

Healthy from Head to Heels — E-book version What is an e-book? An e-book (also called an electronic book or digital book) is a publication that can be read on electronic devices such as e-readers, iPads, smart phones and computers. E-books are most commonly downloaded to portable devices so that the user can read the… Read more »

Research in progress May 01, 2013 Solutions on the horizon at the Gillings School As part of a public university, the Gillings School of Global Public Health is committed to making real and measurable differences in the lives of North Carolinians, who are our neighbors and generous benefactors. As our name reflects– and as the… 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… Read more »

Spring 2011 flip book – Racing Ahead 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  

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 in diabetes among American teens… Read more »

Carolina Public Health Online Survey Your opinion matters Because of state budget cuts, our spring 2009 Carolina Public Health magazine is almost entirely online. The Web version allows new features, including LinkedIn discussions, YouTube videos and Flickr photo albums. These may appeal to some people while others may find that the online version does not… Read more »

World of Difference Dinner: Celebrating locally produced foods May 17, 2012   Dr. P.K. Sen and wife Gauri Sen Jelly jars filled with wildflowers and dried herbs atop burlap tablecloths. Hay bales cushioning baskets of locally grown fruits and vegetables. A five-star meal made all the better by the guests’ awareness of where all the… Read more »

Weblinks Carolina Public Health, Fall 2008 From the Dean’s Desk (page 3) Gillings Innovation Labs and their leaders Challenges and Opportunities (page 5) WHO Report – Safer water, Better health Challenges and Opportunities (page 8) CDC Report – Health, United States, 2007 A Place for Rigor (page 17) The Greenberg report Controlling quality, managing data,… Read more »