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Friday, April 19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2204 Biomolecular Research Building
Student Global Health Committee
Events on Campus and in the Community
Wednesday, April 17
ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program Application Due. More Information
Clinical Intelligence. Vikas
Chowdhry, Research and Development Lead at Epic Healthcare will present
on the expansion of clinical intelligence in the industry. Clinical
Intelligence is a rapidly growing and evolving field that uses data to
improve healthcare outcomes. 4:00 - 5:00 PM. 328 Health Sciences Library.
Thursday, April 18
Healthcare Improvement Group Annual Panel. Panelists will talk about "Leadership
and quality improvement: Crucial conversations on successes and
failures" at the Healthcare Improvement Group's annual panel discussion
event. Please RSVP. 5:30 - 7:30 PM. BCBS of North Carolina Auditorium.
Friday, April 19
Olivier Smithies Nobel Symposium. Harold Varmus, MD, Director of the
National Cancer Institute, has been named the keynote speaker for this
year's symposium. Oliver Smithies, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine and Weatherspoon Eminent, Distinguished Professor at The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, bequeathed his award to
establish this symposium. More Info. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 2204 Biomolecular Research Building.
Monday, April 22
Grant Training Seminar.
Fatah Kashanchi, PhD, of the NIH will run the training seminar. This
one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and
administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to the
National Institutes of Health. The workshop fee is $375.00 and includes
tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental
breakfast and lunch. More Info.
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC.
Wednesday, April 24
Water in our World Speaker Series. Can coral reefs be saved? Chemical Ecology as a Rosetta Stone for effective conservation. 5:30 PM. FedEx Global Center. Fourth Floor.
Friday, April 26
Last Day of Classes
Saturday, May 11
We invite you to join us for a special celebration of the December 2012
and May and August 2013 graduates of the degree programs! We ask all graduating students and faculty who plan to attend our
ceremony to reserve a special seat and help us with planning for the
. Carmichael Arena.
Looking for an internship?
Apply to these opportunities:
Health Systems Around the World: Understanding England's National Health Service. London Session: May 19-24. More Info!
Full-ride scholarship opportunity
. Masters level full-ride scholarship opportunity for non-US students. More Info
(Caribbean Coast, Nicaragua)
TWIGH Contact Email.
The contact email for TWIGH has been changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please send any emails regarding TWIGH to that email.
Traveling abroad for school related research, internship or practicum?
Do not forget to fulfill the student travel requirements BEFORE leaving the U.S. More Info
SwitchPoint is all about finding new ways to spark innovations that will save lives in the developing world. More Info
Introduction to Malawi: A Workshop on Chichewa language and Malawi Culture. More Info.
Global Women in Management Workshop Intern.
The GWIM program strengthens women's program management and leadership abilities to create positive and sustainable changes at all levels of society-personal, organizational, community and national. More Info.
- Koch Travel Award. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public
Health has a new fund to support student travel related to professional
development activities. More Info.
- Water Institute Newsletter. Once a month, the Water Institute will publish a newsletter focused on
advocacy, research, and global implementation efforts. Current Issues.
- The UNC Grant Source Library posts new website for graduate students searching for funding opportunities. Visit the website.
Global Health Metrics & Evaluation.
June 17-19, 2013. Seattle, WA. Abstracts due Feb. 11. More info.
April 19-20, 2013. Saxapahaw, NC. More info.
Visit our website for a complete listing of upcoming conferences.
Record number of public health students receives Graduate School's Impact Award
Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third
of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student
Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni
Center on the UNC campus.
The awards won by Gillings students - 13 of them - were for
research deemed to be of "exceptional benefit to the people of North
Carolina." Each year, the Graduate Education Advancement Board invites
Impact Award winners to attend the celebration and present their
research to the campus community during a poster event prior to the
Impact Award winners from the public health school, and their research topics, include:
- Joey Crosswell, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Coastal Waters and Implications for a Stormier Future
- Alison Doernberg, Maternal and Child Health and Social Work
Supporting North Carolina Families Facing Cancer
- Shellie Ellis, Health Policy and Management
Prostate Cancer Care Quality Not Affected by Race
- Alexander Gorzalski, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Treating Groundwaters From the Castle Hayne and Peedee Aquifers
- Zachary Kerr, Epidemiology
Municipal Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning to Support Safety
- Ashley Kranz, Health Policy and Management
Comparing the Effect of Delivery Models for Preventing Dental Caries in Young Children
- Lucia Leone, Nutrition
Increase Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Lower-Income Neighborhoods
- Meghan Lewis, Public Health Leadership
Evaluating the Utilization of the Community Health Assessment
- Kyle Messier, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Integrating Multiple GIS Methods for Estimation of Tetrachloroethylene
- Jennifer Moss, Health Behavior
Improving Uptake of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine to Improve Cervical Cancer Outcomes
- Maya Nadimpalli, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Carriage of Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Livestock Workers and Household Members
- Andrea Richardson, Nutrition
Dynamic Environments and Obesity: Risky Genes?
- Alison Sanders, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Assessing Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury and Lead Levels in Pregnant Women
Another Impact Award winner, toxicology student Rebecca Bauer,
advised by Gillings School associate professor of environmental
sciences and engineering, Ilona Jaspers, PhD. Bauer studied "The Role of
the Inflammasome in Asthma."
Read more about their research on The Graduate School website
View additional upcoming global health research grant opportunities.
Jobs and Internships
Senegal(Dakar, Senegal) - Documenting and collecting data on Area Development Program(ADP) and grant integration practices.
Burundi(Bujumbura, Burundi) - Support for implementation of WV's Child Health Now global advocacy campaign.
Please email Erin Jones at email@example.com for more information.
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Executive Director - email CV to Susy Fernandez at
Triangle Global Health Consortium
Ghana Health and Education Initiative
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Global Health Fellows Program II
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Novartis Institute for Global Health
Global Health Service Corps
Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office