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

The Original Ebola Hunter and a panel discussion on Exploring Careers in Global Health: Malaria, Bioanalysis and Law,” Come hear Dr. Joel Breman, National Institutes of Health, speak about his experience responding to the first Ebola outbreak. Dr. Breman’s talk is entitled, “Ebola genesis: identification of the virus and description of the first outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), 1976.” Immediately followed by a panel discussion on careers in global health with panelists: Amir Attaran, University of Ottawa and “Murder by Medicine” author; Joel Breman, National Institutes of Health; Harparkash Kaur, London School of Hygiene & Tropic Medicine; Gaurvika Nayyar, U.S. Pharmacopeia; and Patricia Tabernero, Oxford University and Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network. A talk and panel you don’t want to miss! MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2:00-3:30PM, McGavran-Greenberg 1301, School of Public Health.


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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.