Posts Dated Archive: September 2013

Devastation in Kenya

Horrified and saddened by the violence in Kenya We were shocked and saddened to hear of the terrible events at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, this past weekend. We grieve with our Kenyan students and Kenyans around the world for the loss of so many lives in such shocking circumstances…. Read More

On the front lines of public health

Taking a PHield trip to Orange County Last Friday, Anna Schenck, PhD, the School’s associate dean for Practice and director of its Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) and North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), took about 40 of our public health students to visit the Orange County Health Department… Read More

Something is happening here

What it is ain’t entirely clear (said Buffalo Springfield of a different time and place) There’s been a lot of activity in the state’s Division of Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality and Division of Public Health. Several highly respected individuals have left their positions. Some have left in public… Read More

Let’s hear it for the staff!

It isn’t fair or right It is not fair, and it is not right that the staff and faculty who work for the state of North Carolina are not getting raises for yet another year—another year too many in my opinion. I feel particularly badly about the staff (especially those… Read More