Gratitude for Gillings Public Health

Thanksgiving 2018 In this message, I share observations from our annual World of Difference event, held November 8. The World of Difference dinner is our thank you to donors who generously support students, faculty and groundbreaking initiatives. This message is for those who attended and those who were not present…. Read More

In response to more violence and hatred

Do we turn inward to retreat or say ‘Enough’? Over the weekend, in reaction to the awful events of the past week, a woman I know well, an immigrant to the U.S. and now a citizen, asked me, “What is wrong with your country?” She was being facetious, because it… Read More

Transgender is not a binary issue

Why does the administration want to make it one? After I finished my MPH program, I worked in Detroit at Wayne State University School of Medicine for two years. Wayne State was a center of excellence for people seeking sex reassignment surgery. I audited a fascinating course on issues around transgender surgery, taught by a physician… Read More

I voted. Hope you will too.

Early voting must stay I voted early. That way, whatever happens, it’s done. I cannot imagine not voting. It’s not something we should take for granted, especially as the world is experiencing a drift from democratic principles. Whoever you vote for, please vote. Some people say they didn’t vote in an election because there were no good candidates to choose from or the… Read More