School of Public Health kicks off new semester with September lecture, webcast

August 27, 2007
Following is a sampling of upcoming School of Public Health events. Events are free to the public unless otherwise noted.

Dean’s Lecture Series
“Microcredit and Global Health”

September 24
4 to 6 p.m.

Michael Hooker Research Center, UNC School of Public Health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium


Microcredit is a financial innovation that seeks to address the issue of global poverty. Small loans are extended to the impoverished or unemployed for the purpose of their building independent businesses. Sheila Leatherman, research professor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health and distinguished associate of Darwin College at the University of Cambridge, England, will discuss microcredit as the initial speaker of the Dean’s Lecture Series, “Public Health Transformation for the 21st Century.” Lecture will begin at 4 p.m.; reception to follow at 5 p.m. For more information and to register, visit www.sph.unc.edu/events.

Public Health Grand Rounds
“An Innovative Approach to Fighting Disease in Uganda”

September 27
2 to 3 p.m.

Michael Hooker Research Center, UNC School of Public Health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium

Part of the broadcast series Public Health Grand Rounds produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the UNC School of Public Health and its N.C. Institute for Public Health, the program shows the creation and distribution of a basic care package to address Uganda’s HIV epidemic and more broadly, the public health applications of lessons learned around the globe. While free, registration is encouraged at www.publichealthgrandrounds.unc.edu. Available as a satellite downlink or webcast. For more information, contact Lisa Morris at (919) 843-9261.

 

School of Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or ramona_dubose@unc.edu.