A passion for protecting children (Spring, 2009)

May 08, 2009 Dr. Jonathan Kotch speaks out for the most vulnerable When Dr. Jonathan Kotch sees things he doesn’t like, he takes action. He protested the Vietnam War. He spearheaded nonconfrontational sit-ins while in college, spurring discussions of issues. When his sons’ baseball team was within hours of folding because there was no coach,... Read more »

Spreading the health (Spring, 2009)

May 08, 2009 Students volunteer time, expertise to provide water near and far By Ryan Kingsbury President, Daniel A. Okun Chapter Engineers Without Borders For more than five years, a dedicated group of students from the Daniel A. Okun chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has doggedly pursued contacts, funding and logistical support for projects... Read more »

Awards and Recognitions (Fall, 2009)

September 14, 2009 FACULTY Halpern receives Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Carolyn Halpern, PhD, associate professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the UNC Graduate School’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring at the 2009 doctoral hooding ceremony on May 9.    ... Read more »

HPM students’ research contributes to Mississippi legislation (Fall, 2009)

September 14, 2009 A team of UNC health policy and management graduate students helped convince the Mississippi state legislature to require communities around the state to fluoridate their water. The students include Lauren Brown, Kim Hammersmith, DDS, Ashley Kranz, Presha Patel and Bhav Shukla, as well as Nick Mosca, Mississippi State Dental Director and student... Read more »

New weight gain guidelines established for pregnant women (Fall, 2009)

September 14, 2009 New guidelines for how much weight a woman should gain during pregnancy have been established by a national team of physicians and health care professionals, including Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, UNC epidemiology and nutrition professor and associate chair of the Department of Epidemiology. Siega-Riz was one of four team members who presented... Read more »