Global News and Events

Check out what's happening at the School, around campus, and in the Triangle! Photo by Wencong Chen (The Water Institute at UNC)

Check out what’s happening at the School, around campus, and in the Triangle! Photo by Wencong Chen (The Water Institute at UNC)

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Keep up to date with the latest global health events, news, and student blogs at the Gillings School, North Carolina, and around the world.

Global Newsletter

This Week in Global Health is a weekly newsletter received by e-mail published by the Gillings Global Gateway™.  It is a listing of international jobs, funding and internship opportunities, global health and international-themed events on campus, locally, and globally. Please note — as a member of the This Week in Global Healthlistserv you will receive only one email a week. This is intended to minimize email traffic on our global health listserv.

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Global Events 

School Events


School Events

  • Friday Morning Conference. See the schedule for future conferences here. Friday, March 27, 8:30-9:30AM, 1131 Bioinformatics, UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • One Health Intellectual Exchange Group (IEG) Discussion: Chikungunya and Dengue Surveillance and Response in Florida,” Presented by Danielle Stanek, DVM. Presentation flyer. One Health IEG schedule through the spring. Tuesday, March 24, 5:30PM-7:30PM, North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
  • “Practicing Leadership for a Meaningful Public Health Career”, presented by the Public Health Leadership Student Association. What makes a leader? How can you lead in your personal and professional life? What does leadership mean in public health? Does it really influence professional success? Join us as we learn from our distinguished panelists how leadership principles can help you achieve personal and professional success. 12:00-1:30PM, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. See flyer attached.
  • “Introduction to Malawi: A workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture” This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary, and cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty planning research, service or internships in Malawi. Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi. Participants will be provided soft copies of readings and basic language material. Dinner will be provided. Please register by emailing Mamie Harris at (attendance at a min. of 3 sessions is required) Thursday, March 26, 5:30-7:30PM, School of Pharmacy, Beard Hall 102.
  • ADFT Spring Banquet – “Ripple Effect: A Reflection on UNC’s Water Theme” A Drink For Tomorrow presents their annual Spring Banquet. This year’s event will serve as a retrospective on the University’s three year-long water theme which will conclude this spring and feature much water-related discussion and reflection, as well as catering by Mediterranean Deli. 6PM, Great Hall, Student Union. Tickets can be purchased online.

List of full school events found here.
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Student Blogs*

*Views expressed in the blogs are of the student and not of the Gillings Global Gateway™/UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health


October 2014

Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor and the Founding Linda and Timothy O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law; Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; and Director of the WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, presented the 2014 UNC Health and Human Rights Lecture, “Imagining Global Health With Justice.”  The lecture was sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, UNC Public Policy, the Global Research Institute, and the Gillings Global Gateway™.

September 2014

The Gillings School hosted the Ebola and Emerging Infectious Diseases Presentation and Panel Discussion sponsored by the UNC Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases.  Video of the event can be seen below.

Ebola video

J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President & Director, Global Health Policy Center for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), spoke to students in the course, Interdisciplinary Perspective in Global Health, taught by Peggy Bentley and Mamie Sackey Harris.  Students submitted questions to Dr. Morrison and his responses are below.

Steve Morrison CSIS-UNC from CSIS on Vimeo.

July 2014

A couple Gillings students talk about working with UNC’s Center for Galapagos Studies in the Galapagos Islands.  Gillings Associate Professor Jill Stewart is the center’s deputy director and Gillings Associate Dean for Global Health Peggy Bentley is the chair of the advisory board.