Category Archive: Diversity

Becoming: A refreshing reminder that public service is not the swamp

I have been moved to tears reading parts of Michelle Obama’s autobiographical book, Becoming. It is uplifting and validating to read the unfolding of her and Barack Obama’s intertwined stories. As she tells it, while much was different about their upbringing and childhoods, they shared a devotion to learning, introspection… Read More

Disposition of a statue

December 14, 2018 The statement below reflects my personal opinions and does not represent the position of the Gillings School of Global Public Health or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is longer than most of my Monday Morning posts – the topic is complex. First, I… Read More

Health equity event a huge success in Chapel Hill

23rd annual National Health Equity Research webcast Last Friday, we hosted the 23rd annual National Health Equity Research Webcast in Chapel Hill, N.C. It was an awesome event involving an onsite audience of about 200 people, more than 700 online participants and four impressive speakers, as listed below: Paul Cuadros,… Read More

Spotlight on diversity and inequities: Speaker and conference inspire faculty, students and many others

Milan addresses challenges for the HIV/AIDS community The Gillings School welcomed Jesse Milan Jr., president and chief executive officer of AIDS United and member of our School’s Advisory Council, for a visit and a talk on “The Trump Administration and the New Congress: Challenges for the HIV/AIDS Community.” Milan spoke… Read More

President Trump’s executive order on refugees

Below is an updated version of a message sent Jan. 30 to the Gillings Community in response to President Trump’s executive order. We also held a reflection session for our students, faculty and staff to provide a no-judgment space for reflection, discussion and solidarity. To the Gillings School community –… Read More