Alumna viewpoint (Fall, 2012)

November 07, 2012 Engaging patients and physicians in China’s fight against chronic diseases With an aging population and the adoption of an increasingly western lifestyle, the burden of chronic diseases in China is on the rise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Chinese people over age 65 will more than double between... Read more »

A travel fund for students (Fall, 2012)

November 07, 2012 A stone from every state – Denise Cline’s memories result in a travel fund for students Denise Cline’s father had a unique idea. “My father’s goal,” she says, “was to gather a rock from every state and use them eventually to build a fountain.” The memory stands out when she is asked... Read more »

Annual Fund Scholars (Spring, 2012)

May 17, 2012 For the third year in a row, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health had been able to designate a portion of its annual fund for scholarship assistance. This year, each of 16 outstanding scholars — two from each academic unit — recieved $5,000 toward the cost of graduate study at UNC.... Read more »

On our cover (Spring, 2012)

May 17, 2012 Pictured on the front cover (l-r) are: Jamie Bartram, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering and director of The Water Institute at UNC. Bartram focuses on connections between water (including sanitation and hygiene) and health, including ways to make drinking water safer and to cope with emerging issues such as water... Read more »

From the Dean's desk (Fall, 2011)

December 27, 2011 In spite of serious budget cuts over the last three years, our faculty and staff members remain dynamic, committed and focused upon teaching the next generation of public health leaders and solving some of the great public health challenges — here in North Carolina and around the world. In this issue of... Read more »

Fit and healthy for a lifetime (Fall, 2010)

November 29, 2010 UNC public health faculty, students and alumni discover ways to trim down the obesity epidemicA 10-year-old girl runs into her house in tears. During her first day of fifth grade at a new school, children made fun of her weight. At recess, nobody chose her for their soccer team, saying she ran... Read more »

Active Living By Design (Fall, 2010)

November 29, 2010 In the mid-2000s, Lynda Kinnane – and others in the beautiful mountain town of Burnsville, N.C. – had a major concern. “We were seeing a lot of children who were overweight,” Kinnane recalls. But now, thanks to a Fit Community grant administered by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Active Living... Read more »

The world is fat (Fall, 2010)

November 29, 2010 * Our article uses the title of a popular treatise by Dr. Barry Popkin, The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That Are Fattening the Human Race (New York, Penguin Books, 2008). For more information, see Across North Carolina and around the world, researchers from UNC Gillings School... Read more »

Is perceived racism a risk factor for obesity? (Fall, 2010)

November 29, 2010 Does perceived racism contribute to higher rates of obesity among African-Americans? The question is complicated. “Right now, the literature is not at all consistent on the question of whether exposure to racism increases obesity risk,” says Anissa I. Vines, PhD, epidemiology research assistant professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.... Read more »