Carolina Public Health magazine - Public Service and Engaged Scholarship (Spring, 2009)
From the Dean’s desk – Spring 2009
Public service, engagement and engaged scholarship – Ways of life at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dean Barbara K. Rimer shares her thoughts about our School’s legacy.
Spreading the health
Students volunteer time, expertise to provide water near and far
Students in UNC’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders assess, plan and build better water systems for small villages in Moldova and Peru, and right here in Chapel Hill, too.
Digging into the past brings water into the present
Water now flows to the homes of many families in a small village in the Moche Valley in northern Peru, thanks to Engineers Without Borders.
Students pitch in to see if water is clean enough to drink
Residents of the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood, just outside of Chapel Hill, are concerned that the nearby county landfill may be contaminating their drinking water.
A passion for protecting children
Dr. Jonathan Kotch speaks out for the most vulnerable
His passion for injury prevention and safer child care, and his vast knowledge and expertise, put him and the School on the national stage regularly.
Let them eat fruits and vegetables!
Locally grown produce is good for economy, environment and health
Dr. Alice Ammerman, a strong advocate for locally grown food, extols the benefits it provides for individuals and communities.
From Peace Corps fieldwork to UNC public health classwork
A familiar path for many volunteers
Peace Corps alumni share stories about the connection between the public health needs around the world, the Peace Corps and the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Art initiates life
Student project grows into service initiative for refugee children from Burma
Meg Ellenson used the power of art therapy to help children express pain and confusion.
From Currituck to Cherokee
NCIPH serves North Carolina with training, consultation and assistance
Since the School’s beginning, faculty, staff and students have led service and training projects throughout North Carolina.
Increasing HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer
In eastern North Carolina, 13 counties are working together to design a program to provide parents with information to help them decide if the HPV vaccine is right for their daughters.
A course for public health nurses makes a difference
In North Carolina, training in outbreak investigation has been available to public health nurses since 2004 through a partnership between the N.C. Division of Public Health and the N.C. Center for Public Health Preparedness.
Finding health while seeking promotion
Taking care of others requires taking care of self
Diane Calleson was on her way to academic promotion when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her journey to wellness, she says, enriched her perspective.
Oscar . . . Emmy . . . Brooks?
The Ned Brooks Award honors a “university treasure”
Ned Brooks’ commitment to public service is so legendary that the Carolina Center for Public Service named an annual award after the popular associate professor of health policy and management.
Greene helps N.C. plan new medical facilities, services
Health policy and management research associate professor Greene helps the state determine how many hospital beds and operating rooms, are needed — and where.
Students roll up their sleeves at home and abroad
You find them within our school and in communities throughout North Carolina and around the world. Read about the many service and engaged scholarship projects our students lead and/or contribute to.
Awards and recognitions
Many of our School’s faculty, staff and students receive financial awards, leadership appointments and other forms of recognition for their excellence in teaching, research and service.
Read the latest news about our School, people, programs and research.
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Carolina Public Health (ISSN 1938-2790) is published twice yearly by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Campus Box 7400, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 135 Dauer Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400. Volume 1, Number 6, Spring 2009. Due to budget restrictions, this issue of Carolina Public Health was not published in a print edition.