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October 2019

Department of Health Policy and Management Executive Master’s Program 50th Anniversary

October 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
133 Rosenau Hall (Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium), Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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In honor of the Department of Health Policy and Management's Executive Master's Program 50th Anniversary, we are hosting a symposium featuring Professor Emeritus Bill Zelman as the keynote speaker, with lunch and a panel discussion starting at 11:30 a.m. “I am today allocating $3,000 State Appropriations to match the Federal Grant obtained for developing the off-campus Master’s program to be offered in Raleigh. This is an experimental program that is to be tried out for the first year and at…

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Department of Biostatistics’ 70th Anniversary (BIOS 70)

October 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, 150 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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We're celebrating 70 years! Join alumni, friends, faculty and current students as we reflect on past achievements and current research endeavors. F. DuBois Bowman, PhD 2000 biostatistics, dean and professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, will provide the keynote luncheon on Monday, Oct. 28. Bowman is a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Dennis Gillings, PhD, CBE, former professor of biostatistics at…

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What’s Wrong With Slurs?

October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
105 Caldwell Hall, Caldwell Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join the Parr Center for their third headliner of the 2019-2020 series, Robin Jeshion, professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California. She specializes in the philosophy of language and mind. Recently she has been writing about slurring terms, attempting to understand to what extent audiences and social structures are incorporated in their semantics and pragmatics. Light refreshments will be provided.

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November 2019

Iran’s Wicked Water: Problems + Politics

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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In this seminar, Kaveh Madani, a former deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, overviews the major drivers of Iran’s water resource problems and shares his observations during his service as the Deputy Vice President of a country that is under strong international and domestic pressure.

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Health Behavior Alumni Reception at APHA Philadelphia

November 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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UNC GILLINGS HEALTH BEHAVIOR RECEPTION Monday, November 4, 2019 5 to 6 p.m. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 13 Restaurant Remarks by department chair and Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD

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Gillings School Reception at APHA Philadelphia

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Join us in Philadelphia for the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Nov. 2-6. A reception for Gillings alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends will be held in the Marriott beginning at 6 p.m. Remarks by Dean Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Liberty Ballroom C 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Guest entrance at 1200 Filbert Street) Admission is free, but spaces are limited. Register now. The Marriott is connected by skybridge to the Pennsylvania…

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H.A. Tyroler Alumni Award Lecture 2019

November 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall (Michel A. Ibrahim Seminar Room), McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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David J. Ballard, MD, MSPH, PhD, FACP is the 2019 Herman A. Tyroler Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Dr. Ballard is an adjunct professor in Health Policy and Management and is part of the Mentice AB Board of Directors. His talk, "Epidemiological Concepts and Methods to Advance STEEEP Health Care and the Quadruple Aim of Health Care: A Journey" will be on November 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Michel A. Ibrahim Seminar Room (1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall).

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Global Health Early Career Panel

November 6, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
133 Rosenau Hall (Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium), Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Hear from more recent Gillings School alumni on job and internship search strategies that worked for them, and how they translated their graduate education into practice. Panelists: - Florence Masese-Amadi, MPH ’13 (MCH) - Victoria Lebrun, MSPH ’15 (HPM) - Emily Kiser, MPH ‘ 16 (PHLP) - Christopher Beadles, MD., PhD '13 ( HPM) - Christina Villella, MPH ’16 (HBEH) - Guiliana Morales, MPH ’16 (HBEH) Registration required.

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Understanding Antisemitism as a Form of Hate

November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Kenneth S. Stern, director of Bard College’s Center for the Study of Hate, will give a talk titled “Understanding Antisemitism as a Form of Hate” on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center. For 25 years Stern was the American Jewish Committee’s expert on antisemitism. He was the lead drafter of the “Working Definition of Antisemitism,” later adopted by the U.S. State Department. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme…

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Symposium in Honor of Dr. Michael D. Aitken

November 8, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 5:30 pm
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 135 Dauer Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join us for a symposium, reception and dinner in honor of Dr. Michael Aitken and his recent retirement after more than 30 years as a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) at UNC. Dr. Aitken has had a long and distinguished career, one in which he has proven to be a superb researcher, excellent teacher and generous contributor to his professional community. Over the course of his years at UNC, he has served in many…

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Introduction to Qualtrics

November 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 219 Davis Library, 208 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a hands-on introductory workshop. Participants will create a basic survey, add display and skip logic, and use content validation, piped text and embedded data. This course is only open to UNC Students, faculty and staff with active UNC Qualtrics accounts who are registered with DUO through ITS. Please see event website for more information.

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Health Behavior Alumni Happy Hour

November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brier Creek Beer Garden, 8521 Brier Creek Pkwy
Raleigh, NC 27617 United States
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Dear Triangle Health Behavior Alumni, Join your fellow Health Behavior alumni for an informal social hour on Tuesday, November 12th, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.! We'll be at Brier Creek Beer Garden, conveniently located adjacent to RTP, between Raleigh and Durham! Appetizers will be provided - please drop by anytime for a drink and good company. RSVP to the event here: http://evite.me/TXK9CeksEB Help us spread the word! Please share this message with Health Behavior friends/colleagues to make sure they know about the event (and then bring them with…

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Alumni Panel Discussion and Networking Event

November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium (0001 Michael Hooker Research Center), Michael Hooker Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The Public Health Leadership Student Association (PHLSA) is organizing an Alumni Panel Discussion and Networking Event on Wednesday, November 13 from 5-7 p.m. in Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, Michael Hooker Research Center 001, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Please join the PHLSA in an engaging session to discuss and explore “What is Leadership in Public Health?” Panelists are all Gillings Alumni and work in different fields. The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Vaughn Upshaw. A networking event will follow the panel discussion for students to…

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World of Difference Celebration

November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 135 Dauer Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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World of Difference is an annual celebration held each year to honor alumni and friends who give to the Gillings School and to celebrate the faculty members, students and programs that benefit from their generosity. This event is invitation only. Questions? Please contact Felicia Kelly at (919) 966-0219 or fkelly@unc.edu.

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January 2020

Coming Full Circle: 30 Years of Advancing the Field of Nutrition During Pregnancy

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
133 Rosenau Hall (Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium), Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Coming Full Circle: 30 Years of Advancing the Field of Nutrition During Pregnancy Save the date and join us for a lecture event with Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, alumna and former professor and associate dean at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Siega-Riz is dean and professor of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Registration required.

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