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

  • Etiquette Luncheon (Graduate Students only), Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, UCS, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Gear up for those important job interviews and learn how to effectively eat, converse, and conduct yourself in a business setting during a meal. For graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Cost: $10. Monday, January 26, 12:00-2:00PM, Carolina Inn. Register here.
  • “One Health Intellectual Exchange Group (IEG) Discussion: Ebola Outbreak – A One Health Issue”, Presented by Drs. William Fischer II and Julie Casani. See flyer attached. Tuesday, January 27, 5:30-7:30PM, North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
  • “Choosing the right postdoc,” Explore the different types of postdoctoral opportunities and how you find them, offer suggestions for building your own decision-making criteria, and most importantly, discuss questions to ask a potential mentor- before you commit. Register here. Thursday, January 29, 4:00pm-5:30pm, The Graduate Student Center, 211A W. Cameron Ave.
  • “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Documentary Film Screening. To increase awareness of the importance of HPV screening and in honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Practice Pathways: Focus Series is proud to present a film screening and discussion with UNC experts. Thursday, January 29, 5:30-7:30PM, BCBS Auditorium.
  • Friday Morning Conference: “Cytoplasmic LPS Activates Caspase-11: Implications in TLR4-Independent Endotoxic Shock”, presented by Edward Miao, UNC. See the schedule for future conferences here. Friday, January 30, 8:30-9:30AM, 1131 Bioinformatics, UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • SPH Resume Rescue. Bring your resume or CV to be reviewed by recruiters and career services professionals. Advanced sign up and walk-ins available. Wednesday, January 28-Friday, January 30, 11:30AM-1:30PM, MHRC Atrium.
    • Booz Allen Hamilton Info Session,” Seeking public health candidates to fill gaps for their civil health consulting practice. A representative will be available for resume reviews during the School’s resume rescue (Jan. 28-Jan.30). Advanced sign up is available outside 263 Rosenau Hall.
  • Public Health and Informatics Jobs & Internship Expo. Come meet employers that are hiring for full-time positions and internships locally and nationwide in the field of Public Health. Access Careerolina to view and research participating organizations. Bring multiple copies of your resume. Professional Attire is recommended. This event is open to UNC-Chapel Hill students only. Thursday, February 5, 12:00-3:00PM, MHRC Atrium.

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.