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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

Can We Really End Malnutrition by 2030? The Case for and Against: By Dr. Lawrence Haddad, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute. Dr. Haddad’s main research interests are at the intersection of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition.  He is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report, which has been downloaded over 60,000 times in the past year. Join for this fascinating lecture. Thursday, February 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall.

Salam Neighbor – Film Screening and Panel: Join director-producers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci and Gillings’ Dr. Dilshad Jaff for a screening of this film chronicling the experience of two Americans in a camp of 85,000 Syrian Refugees. Thursday, February 4, 5:00 p.m., 133 Rosenau Hall.

The Transnational Lives of Latino/a Immigrants – Implications for Studying Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Speaker Héctor Carrillo is an associate professor of sociology and gender and sexuality studies at Northwestern University. He is also the co-director of the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN). Thursday, February 4, 5:15-6:30 p.m., BCBS Auditorium.

Cities, People, and Urban Life Around the Globe: This seminar will discuss the current state of urban life around the globe in the wake of decolonization, foreign investment, civil wars and population growth. Registration required. Saturday, February 26, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knapp-Sanders Building, 400 South Road.

Tuberculosis in the Developing World: A Conversation with Michael Wilson: Wilson (HB ’14) is the co-founder of Advanced Access & Delivery, an NGO focused on developing comprehensive strategies to eliminate tuberculosis in endemic areas. His work has allowed him to work with local governments, multilateral organizations, and researchers in Lima, Peru, Chennai, India, and Papau New Guinea. Join for an exciting discussion. Monday, February 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m., 101 Rosenau Hall.

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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 2015

Ted Trimble, Director of the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute, presented the Global Oncology Lecture at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Gillings Global Gateway and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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