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October 2020

Health Behavior Alumni Trivia Night

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kurt Ribisl, Department of Health Behavior Department chair, will be providing a welcome and department updates then proceed straight into some trivia fun! Teams will be randomly assigned to facilitate making new friends. Just bring yourself, some energy, perhaps something to sip on and a fun Zoom background. Of course, no contest is complete without prizes. The winning team can look forward to some lovely Gillings swag! We hope you can make it out for friendly competition and fun with…

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Three-day SPSS Course

October 19, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. Contact jill_stevens@unc.edu for more…

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Three-day SPSS Course

October 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. Contact jill_stevens@unc.edu for more…

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Three-day SPSS Course

October 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. it will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics. Contact jill_stevens@unc.edu for more…

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Panel Discussion: How Women Lead in the Business of Health

October 28, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The UNC Center for the Business of Health (CBOH) and the 100 Women Initiative at UNC Kenan-Flagler are teaming up to host a virtual event to kick off a series of events geared toward highlighting and amplifying women business leaders in the health care industry and beyond. How Women Lead in the Business of Health will bring together alumnae, current students, and prospective students to discuss the experiences and knowledge from top women leaders, opportunities in the industry and how…

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November 2020

Gillings School Pitch Competition: Round Two

November 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come watch teams of Gillings social entrepreneurs pitch their innovations on Monday, November 2 at 6 p.m., and join in the audience vote to help choose who moves on to the final round of the virtual Gillings School Pitch Competition. Take your mind off the election for an hour. Judges selected the eight teams that will be competing based on video submissions. This round is LIVE and open to all! Visit the competition page to see who entered and meet…

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Conducting Cross Cultural Surveys Short Course

November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course will provide an introduction to survey research methods for designing multinational and multicultural surveys. It begins with an overview of the field of comparative surveys. This will summarize their history and discuss some unique design features and implementation challenges inherent in their design and implementation. The second section discusses quality and risk management frameworks for comparative surveys. It addresses instrument design for comparative surveys. Presenter: Emilia Peytcheva is a research survey methodologist with RTI International. Contact jill_stevens@unc.edu for…

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Landscapes of racial dispossession and control: Cultural and structural racism and population health inequities

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Margaret Hicken of the University of Michigan will present Landscapes of racial dispossession and control: Cultural and structural racism and population health inequities. The Social Epidemiology Research Program is co-sponsoring this event with the Carolina Population Center as part of the Social Epidemiology Program Seminar Series. More information. Register.

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February 2021

The Long and Winding Road: My Journey as a Health Disparities Researcher

February 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Long and Winding Road My Journey as a Health Disparities Researcher Feb. 4 6-7:30 p.m. (Networking from 6-6:30 p.m., Lecture from 6:30-7:30 p.m.)   Ronny Bell, PhD Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, Wake Forest School of Medicine Director, Office of Cancer Health Equity, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center Dr. Bell is an alumnus and renowned researcher and advocate for health equity. He will receive the department’s Distinguished Alumni Award…

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March 2021

GATHER Film Screening & Panel Discussion

March 24, 2021 @ 4:55 pm - 7:30 pm

This event qualifies for 2.5 hours of credit toward the annual Gillings School inclusive excellence training requirement for faculty and staff. Join the Gillings Alumni Association on March 24 for a 5 p.m. screening of GATHER - an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Following the screening, they will hold a panel discussion with cast members from the…

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GiveUNC

March 30, 2021

The University-wide giving day, GiveUNC, is March 30. Choose the area of the Gillings School that your gift supports, and your gift helps unlock challenges to help raise more funds for Gillings. Those who donate receive a Gillings School mask!

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April 2021

Entrepreneurship Panel: A Virtual Discussion with Entrepreneurs of Color at the Gillings School

April 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

What are the structural and systemic barriers experienced by entrepreneurs of color? Join a panel of Gillings School alumni and faculty entrepreneurs on  April 1 to learn more about their experience starting public health consultancies, empowering girls, building resilience in rural communities and more! Registration required. Featuring: Jean G. Orelien, DrPH, BIOS ’07, founder of SciMetrika Bahby Banks, PhD, HB ’12, adjunct assistant professor and founder of Pillar Consulting, Inc. Camille McGirt, MPH, HB ’07, founder of Healthy Girls Save…

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National Public Health Week: Building Bridges to Better Health

April 5, 2021 - April 11, 2021

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention. This year's theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. Learn more.

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What would Dr. Bill Jenkins tell those refusing the COVID-19 vaccine because of the Tuskegee Study?

April 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

This lecture qualifies for one hour of credit toward the annual Gillings School inclusive excellence training requirement for faculty and staff. Co-hosted by the Alumni Inclusive Excellence Committee and the Minority Student Caucus Featuring: Diane L. Rowley, MD, MPH Rowley is a professor emeritus with the Gillings School’s Department of Maternal and Child Health; a medical epidemiologist; and a renowned researcher whose work focuses on disparities and inequities in pregnancy and infant health. Her late husband, Bill Jenkins, PhD, was…

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November 2021

ESE Centennial Symposium & Tailgate

November 5, 2021 - November 6, 2021

The UNC Gillings Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is hosting a Centennial Symposium and tailgating event on Homecoming weekend: November 5–6, in person, on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus November 5: We will hold the Centennial Symposium in Honor of Philip C. Singer, with a special dedication to Michael D. Aitken. Events will include an ESE Distinguished Alumni Award presentation and an L&L with the Distinguished Alum at the Carolina Brewery. November 6: Tailgate with us at the UNC vs Wake Forest…

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