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Table of Contents
Fred T. Foard Jr. Lecture
Thursday, April 11
6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Friday Center
Student Global Health Committee
Events on Campus and in the Community
Tuesday, April 9
Global Health Journal Club. Bruce Fried, PhD, Associate Professor in
the department of Health Policy and Management will present on the
article, "Buying results? Contracting for health service delivery in
developing countries," at the next student global health committee. 5:00 - 6:00 PM. 2005 MHRC.
Wednesday, April 10
Heels in the Field: "Cervical Cancer
and Human Papilloma Virus."
Smith, Epidemiology, will discuss cervical cancer and HPV prevention. 5:30PM. FedEx Global Education Center 4003. More info.
Thursday, April 11
2013 Spotlight on Student Research: Poster Event.
Please join us for this student research poster event, following the Foard Lecture. Please register here
.7:00 - 8:00 PM. The Friday Center.
Foard Jr. Lecture. Jonathan
LaPoook, MD, Medical Correspondent for CBS News has been named as this
year's guest lecturer for the 45th Annual Fred T. Foard Jr Memorial
Lecture. This event is sponsored by the Gillings School for Global
Public Health. More Info. 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The Friday Center.
Friday, April 12
Research Administration Spring Forum. Robin Cry, Office of Sponsored Research Director, has been scheduled to speak at the next RASG forum. 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Fox Auditorium (School of Nursing).
Intersectionality and Women's Health in Brazil.
Please join us for a panel discussion featuring Vijaya Hogan, DrPH, Kia
Caldwell, PhD, and Edna Araujo, PhD. For more information, please visit ECHO.
1:00 - 2:15 PM. McGavran-Greenberg 1301.
Empowering Women and Couples to Understand Their Fertility.
Lecture by. Dr. Joseph Stanford, MD, MSPH. 2:00 PM. 101 Rosenau Hall.
Saturday, April 13
Go! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics initiative. 9:30 - 3:30PM. FedEx Global Center. More info and sign up here.
Wednesday, April 17
ASPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program Application Due. More Information
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!
(Caribbean Coast, Nicaragua)
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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.
Nutrition professor honored with award from University of Santiago
Dr. Anthony Hackney
Anthony Hackney, PhD, was named last month by the University of Santiago
(Chile) as one of two recipients of its Medal of Distinction, the
highest honor awarded by the university. A professor of nutrition in the
Gillings School of Global Public Health and of exercise and sport
science in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of North
Carolina in Chapel Hill, Hackney is the first UNC-Chapel Hill faculty
member to be presented with the award.
He received the award for his research and public advocacy, in Chile and
throughout Latin America, related to the health benefits of leading a
physically active lifestyle. His research focuses upon the ways physical
activity reduces stress and disease and makes a positive impact on the
Hackney also was presented with an honorary professorship of medical sciences in the faculty of medicine at the university.
This year's other Medal of Distinction recipient is Michelle Bachelet, a
physician and first woman president of Chile, who currently is a United
Nations envoy and ambassador for women's issues.
The University of Santiago is ranked among the top 10 universities in Latin America.
View additional upcoming global health research grant opportunities.
Jobs and Internships
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