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We’re asking the impossible of vaccines

"No infection means no disease, no death and no transmission, the absolute immunological trifecta. It’s why sterilizing immunity has often been framed as a 'holy grail,' what researchers aim for when they’re designing their shots," says Dr. David Martinez, a vaccinologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But is sterilizing immunity a biological myth?

Read the full story at The Atlantic.

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Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The environments in which we live, work and play invariably affect public health. In fact, environmental exposures – most of which can be prevented – account for nearly one quarter of all diseases worldwide.

Student entrepreneurs combat climate change.

Health Behavior

Health behaviorists use social and behavioral science to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies that promote health and foster social justice.

Students work to improve the health and well-being of communities.

Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and child health focuses on the determinants and systems that promote and maintain the health of women, children and their families to enhance the future health and welfare of society.

Students get hands-on experience.


This dynamic field encompasses nutrition science as well as behavior change, communication, counseling and the effects of dietary culture on individuals and within communities.

The 'Good Bowls' project promotes health equity.

Public Health Leadership

Applying system thinking and leadership principles in a public health context — with teams, projects, organizations and systems — can eliminate inequities, improve health conditions and foster change in local and global communities.

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Monday Morning Blog

Discover Monday Morning thoughts from Barbara K. Rimer, Dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health since 2005.

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