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 »

Alumna viewpoint November 07, 2012 Engaging patients and physicians in China’s fight against chronic diseases With an aging population and the adoption of an increasingly western lifestyle, the burden of chronic diseases in China is on the rise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Chinese people over age 65 will more than… 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 »

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 have been… Read more »

From the Dean’s desk November 05, 2012 The urgency of now Dr. Barbara K. Rimer In this issue of Carolina Public Health, we focus on the urgency of now, the implementation imperative. Without good implementation, our discoveries are just trees falling in the woods, making no sound and having little impact. It’s not enough to… Read more »

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 »

A vision for practice November 05, 2012 How we are engaged locally and in the world at large UNC Project-Malawi, a research, care and training program, opened in 1999. In 2009, the program began an international malaria vaccine trial, the first of its kind. More than 110 people die of malaria every day in Malawi,… 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 »