Posts Dated Archive: April 2013

Did Secretary Sebelius mean to cut public health training grants?

While public health workers do not direct air traffic and therefore don’t grab national attention when furloughed or defunded, public health workers are essential to our country’s safety too. We’ll notice when there aren’t enough public health workers. But by then, it may be too late to deal with the… Read More

A nightmare week

Boston Uncommon It was truly a nightmare week as events in Boston unfolded. Like millions of other people around the world, it was difficult to tear myself away from news about the city. People from the Gillings School, Wellness Center and other people I knew were running the marathon. My… Read More

New day: New chancellor

First environmental scientist for UNC chancellor After a period of building suspense, our new chancellor was announced Friday. SHE is Carol Folt, PhD, interim president of Dartmouth College. Dr. Folt has been an active, distinguished environmental scientist whose research foci complement those of several faculty members at the Gillings School…. Read More

Public health flashmob

Share Last week, the tables were turned on teachers and learners. Health Policy and Management BSPH student Savan Kothadia (who just made Phi Beta Kappa, by the way) and Vivek Mahajan, from the School of Pharmacy, taught a group of exuberant faculty and staff some great dance moves to Indian… Read More

The anxiety of ambiguity

Everywhere I look, there are big questions that need answers, and it’s unclear who will provide them, when it will happen or what the implications will be. Sequestration will affect all Americans, including people at our School, but no one with whom I have talked at Department of Health and… Read More