Public Health Leadership Program News

Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.    

Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

SPH Partners with Schools of Nursing and Social Work to Provide Service to Coastal MS Communities

The Public Health Leadership Program in the School of Public Health is once again partnering with the Schools of Nursing and Social Work to provide services to the coastal areas of Mississippi still recovering from the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Over 50 students and faculty from the three schools will be joined by physicians and… Read more »

Alumna’s Practicum Basis for State Planning Booklet

Marsha Caulkins, who received her MPH through the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP), has adapted her field practicum into a booklet that will be distributed across Illinois by the state’s health department. The booklet is titled “Disaster Preparedness Exercises Addressing the Pediatric Population” and can be read here. Ms. Caulkins completed her practicum in 2005… Read more »

Mississippi Service Trip planned

January 03, 2007 The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) of the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing are planning an Interdisciplinary Academic/Community Service Learning Trip in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 11 – March 17, 2007. As plans now stand, participants will be staying at Camp Biloxi Tent City and assisting community clinics and… Read more »

Training tomorrow’s leaders

  December 13, 2006 In myriad ways, the UNC School of Public Health is training the next generation of public health leaders who will help explain, intervene and eliminate health disparities. The School’s faculty are training students in key subjects including basic science, biomedical ethics, crisis management, research methodology and substantive public health topic areas…. Read more »

¡A su salud!: introductory Spanish for health professionals

December 13, 2006 Dr. May Farnsworth A wardrobe truck sits at the entrance of the Ambulatory Care Center at UNC Hospitals. In the second-floor lobby, a makeup artist puts the finishing touches on an actor’s face; up in the thirdfloor pharmacy, movie lights and cameras move into position, people in headsets focus intently on their… Read more »

Preparing for pandemic influenza topic of public health broadcast

September 20, 2006 Public health experts predict that a new pandemic flu would impact every community and every citizen. On Sept. 29, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will examine how communities can prepare for pandemic influenza.The program, part of… Read more »

New course to teach beginning Spanish to U.S. health-care professionals

  July 28, 2006 Help is on the way for health-care workers who don’t know one word of Spanish but increasingly find themselves treating Latino patients. In North Carolina, a team of representatives from state government health agencies and higher education has started work on a language course designed especially for them: “!A su salud!… Read more »