Student Resources

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Students can apply what they learn in our state-of-the-art labs.

Make the most of your time at Gillings!

Read on for essential information about:

  • life at UNC, including diversity resources and health and safety resources;
  • addressing concerns you may have, such as problems with fellow students, ways to resolve faculty/student challenges, and more;
  • academics, including course-related forms and procedures, professional development opportunities and more;
  • global interests (looking for an internship?);
  • schoolwide awards and honors; and
  • graduation and commencement info.

Looking for information about how to find jobs on campus or after graduation? Check out resources available through our career services office.

Trying to find funding? Start with our Costs and Funding pages.

ACADEMIC POLICIES, FORMS, & INFORMATION

FORMS THAT REQUIRE DEAN’S SIGNATURE

Course exemptions/substitutions, SPH core courses

Course Registration

Course-Related forms and Procedures, General

Public health students who are required to complete a practicum or internship for their degree program must fill this out at the beginning of your placement and when you have finished. Contact the student services manager for your department with questions.

Undergraduates, bring signature requests to the SPH Office of Student Affairs

Graduate Students, bring signature requests to the Graduate School in Bynum Hall

UNC-related policies, forms and information

Official University Withdrawal Process:
Students, please submit Official Withdrawal Request via ConnectCarolina Student Center. Visit the registrar’s office for detailed instructions. This new electronic process is available for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Friday Center students who are currently enrolled in classes and wish to leave the University during the current term.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Academic Enrichment Program
Academic Enrichment Program for BIOS and EPID Courses
The Academic Enrichment Program will begin the week of September 8, 2014. The Academic Enrichment Program strives to provide quality academic support in a group setting for students experiencing academic difficulty in entry level BIOS 600 and EPID 600 courses.

Cost:
• Students do not pay for this service. The Gillings School of Global Public Health assumes the cost of group tutoring.
• If more resources are needed, students may request additional assistance for individual tutoring from their department. Individual tutoring costs differ per tutor/department.

What will be covered?:
• Content of the sessions will be determined by the tutors from questions received 72 hours in advance of the session. Other questions may be addressed as time permits. Students are asked to submit their questions via email to an assigned tutor. Please email a tutor below to attend a session.

Register for a session:
• Christina Zhou BIOS 600 Session: Monday at 1:00 in room 0015 MHRC
• Kirstin Huiber EPID 600 Session: Monday at 12:00 pm in room 101 ROS
• Christy Bridges EPID 600 Session: Tuesday at 5:00 pm in room 1001 MHRC


Academic Success Program for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Center for Faculty Excellence TA development
Graduate School Student Resources
Graduate Student Center
Graduate and Professional Student Federation, UNC
Health Sciences Library public health research guide
The Learning Center
UNC Registrar
The Writing Center

Each year, outstanding SPH students receive awards and honors recognizing their excellence in teaching, research and service or supporting their professional development.  These awards are supported by generous contributions from donors to the School and University who value the current and future contributions of our students.

SPH-wide Self-nominated Current Student Awards

Students wanting to apply for School-wide awards and scholarships may use this link: schoolwidescholarships.sph.unc.edu.

This process will allow you to do the following:

  • Select award(s) based on criteria and eligibility
  • Enter personal statement, recommender and upload CV/resume
  • View award status and entry status from referrers
  • Review account, print and search self-nominated applications

Self-nominated Awards for Fall 2015- Spring 2016 academic year will be posted in December 2014
The following Awards will tentatively be offered:

Alumni Association Annual Spirit of Giving Award
Alumni Association Endowded Scholarship
Anne Cynthia Price Travel Award
Class of 1958 Scholarship
Dr. Curtis Glenn Southard Award
Elizabeth Reaves Martin Moore Scholarship
Fred and Pearll McCall Scholarship
Gillings Dissertation Award
Jamie Kimble Scholarship for Courage
Jean Tower Lassiter Scholarship
Jessie A. Satia Scholarship
Miriam L. Cole Scholarship
Naomi R. Koehler Scholarship
Robert Verhalen Scholarship
Sandra Winn Green Scholarship
Gary J. Mihlan Scholarship
Mary S. Thompson Scholarship

Department-nominated Awards

Department representatives wanting to nominate incoming and current returning students for School-wide awards and scholarships may use this link : schoolwidescholarships.sph.unc.edu

Past winners of the Annual Fund gather in the Armfield Atrium. The Fund provides scholarship assistance to students in all of the School's eight academic departments and programs.

Past winners of the Annual Fund gather in the Armfield Atrium. The Fund provides scholarship assistance to students in all of the School’s eight academic departments and programs.

Department awards

Awards that are specific to an academic department in the School of Public Health may vary from year to year. It is best to contact your department about these opportunities.

Biostatistics
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Epidemiology
Health Behavior
Health Policy and Management
Maternal and Child Health
Nutrition
Public Health Leadership

Koch Travel Award

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has a fund that supports student travel related to professional development activities. The available funds will vary each year depending on contributions, and we hope that this resource will support students for years to come. The application process opens on August 18, 2014 for the Fall Semester. Deadline to submit your application for this award is October 1, 2014.

Click this link to find out more about SPH KochTravel Awards Overview and Application

Graduate School Awards

The Graduate School offers numerous scholarships for which public health students qualify. Each year, the Graduate School highlights graduate student accomplishments and, each year, SPH students are among the best and brightest across the University.

Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships awarded to incoming students as part of the admissions process:

2012- 2013 | 2013-2014

Scholarships awarded to current students:
2012- 2013 | 2013-2014

Selection Committees- 2006 to current (pdf)

Honorary Societies

SPH undergraduate and graduate students may be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments by a variety of honorary societies. To nominate a student who you think deserves recognition, see the information below.

Delta Omega – Theta Chapter
Delta Omega is the national honorary society for graduate studies in public health. Students and faculty are eligible for nomination. For more information, contact Dr. Lewis Margolis.

UNC Student Honorary Societies

The Frank Porter Graham Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at UNC. Further, it recognizes the contributions of faculty, staff, and friends of UNC who have made significant contributions to the development of graduate and professional education at the University.

The Order of the Golden Fleece
Recognizes individuals – students, faculty, staff members and alumni – of demonstrably high character and who have made some specific long lasting, innovative and extraordinary contribution to the University community.

The Order of the Grail-Valkyries
Recognizes students of outstanding character who have made significant contributions to our university’s academic climate through excellence in scholarship, dynamic leadership, and innovative service.

The Order of the Old Well
Recognizes students of high character who demonstrated exemplary and generous humanitarian service and who have served in a capacity such that their service contributions have not been previously recognized.

Public Health Scholarships

North Carolina Public Health Association Scholarships
Are you currently enrolled/ or been accepted in an associate, undergrad or grad degree program? Do you have a child that has been accepted or is currently enrolled in community college or a university? Are you a current member of NCPHA? Did you know you can apply for a scholarship? Please visit the website for more information. All applications must be in the NCPHA office by close of business on July 11, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded at the NCPHA conference in Wilmington.

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Rotary Peace Fellowship

Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered on a world-competitive basis. Each Rotary district may nominate candidates for competition in the worldwide selection process. Up to 50 fellowships for master’s level studies are offered annually at one of five Rotary Peace Centers. Fellows can only be assigned to a center outside of their home country. For more information on this fellowship can be found here.

Deadline for this application is July 1st 2015.

 

Global Interests

International Students

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    Addressing Your Concerns

    Gillings mechanisms for sharing feedback, getting help with concerns

    UNC Resources for sharing feedback, getting help with concerns

     

    Gillings School of Global Public Health
    2014 Commencement

    Bachelor of Science in Public Health students celebrate graduation.

    Bachelor of Science in Public Health students celebrate graduation.

    Check out our photos from May 2014 Commencement

    Dr. Nicole Bates’ Commencement Address

    SPH-Commencement Program 2014

    Can’t find what you need? Contact us at the Office of Student Affairs: 919-966-2499 or sph-osa@unc.edu