May 2008 – September 2008 For more information on these and many other faculty, student, alumni and staff awards, honors and recognitions, visit Faculty Dr. Myron S. Cohen , associate vice chancellor for global health and director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC-Chapel Hill, received the O. Max Gardner… Read more »

September 26, 2008 I wrote this flying over the Cascade Mountains, going home from the annual Association of Schools of Public Health Deans’ Retreat in Vancouver, B.C. The mountains are grand, majestic, awe-inspiring in scope and size — a natural metaphor for the challenges facing public health. Our 40 (and growing) accredited schools of public… Read more »

April 28, 2008 As director of Dare County Department of Public Health since 1996, Anne Thomas has been making change happen in her organization and community for over a decade. Those changes have been fundamental (transforming the perception of public health in her community), instrumental (improving the culture in the health department itself), and revolutionary… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Warren Bennis, internationally renowned leadership scholar, said that leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality. That’s a tall order and even more challenging than it sounds. First, there has to be a vision, and then one has to transform reality. The first time I met Dennis Gillings, CEO of Quintiles… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Dr. Herman Alfred (Al) Tyroler, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health, died Feb.18, 2007. He was 82. A memorial service attended by more than 175 people was held in his honor at UNC on Sept. 28, 2007. “The community of Al Tyroler’s former students, colleagues… Read more »

April 28, 2008 School programs focus on creating leadership opportunities for working public health professionals While every academic program at our School embraces leadership development as a principal foundation, several special programs provide specific opportunities for leadership growth. Some offer distance education opportunities for working public health professionals. Others prepare mid-career professionals for senior-level positions…. Read more »

April 28, 2008 Dr. Victor Cáceres is a lot of things: board-certified clinician, researcher, and a field epidemiologist who has investigated disease outbreaks. His friend and colleague Dr. Augusto Lopez says “Victor’s participation always opens doors instead of closing them.” A captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Cáceres serves as… Read more »

April 28, 2008 When Sarah Morrow (then Sarah Taylor) was five years old, she went with her physician father to see a premature baby he had delivered. When the mother came out holding the tiny infant in one hand, the little girl thought, “That’s what I want to do, take care of babies.” She fulfilled… Read more »

April 28, 2008 Setting the goals, setting the pace, setting the example A fundamental strategy by which Carolina’s School of Public Health creates sustainable, positive changes in public health is by educating the next generation of public health leaders. When it was suggested that we devote an issue of Carolina Public Health magazine to “leadership,”… Read more »

April 28, 2008 UNC School of Public Health faculty are collaborating with the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School to offer a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship. The new certificate program, which launched this spring, offers graduate students, post-docs and fulltime faculty and staff an opportunity to explore how entrepreneurship is changing their fields… Read more »