Preparedness as prevention May 16, 2012   When a natural or human-caused disaster strikes, public health practitioners spring into action. Some may work to prevent spread of diseases or reduce injuries. Others survey the community to determine needs or directly provide safe food, water and shelter. After initial response and recovery efforts, communities and states… Read more »

Fall 2007 flip book – Water 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

Breakthrough of the Year May 17, 2012   A UNC-led team has identified a protocol that prevents the transmission of HIV, the AIDScausing virus–a feat once considered an impossible dream. In a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-funded study of 2,000 couples, epidemiology professor Dr. Myron Cohen and colleagues found starting antiretroviral therapy in… 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 of… Read more »

Ron and Jan Kimble May 01, 2013 Creating a legacy for Jamie   The virtues appended to various gifts in her memory offer clues about who she was – a Jamie Kimble Character Scholarship for young women who otherwise might not be able to afford college; a Jamie Kimble Spirit Award; and her parents’ most… Read more »

WHO Cares May 17, 2012 Dr. Sandra Martin Sandra Martin works with the World Health Organization (WHO) to assure optimal care for women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Dr. Sandra Martin’s career has been devoted to preventing violence and helping violence survivors recover from trauma. Martin’s research has focused on violence during pregnancy,… Read more »

Fall 2009 flip book – Carolina Combats Cancer 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

Capstone projects November 07, 2012 Training students, benefiting communities Phoebe Goldberg, Marcia Perritt, Laura Major, Rebecca Woodruff and Hannah Prentice-Dunn (l-r) won a state planning award for their Capstone work. “Health Behavior (HB) Capstone projects focus students on achieving real-world changes while taking part in mentored service and learning opportunities,” says Megan Ellenson Landfried, MPH,… 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… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF HTML Fighting Malaria in Malawi PDF HTML Erasing borders, forging ties PDF HTML Office of Global Health coordinates burgeoning international activities PDF HTML Distance education DrPH PDF HTML   Overcoming obesity PDF HTML Cleaning up our air PDF HTML Online learning opportunities PDF HTML Changing the system… Read more »